Tribute to Women Registration

Katharine F. Erskine Award for Women

For 23 years, the YWCA has been honoring the strength, courage and spirit of women and their extraordinary achievements with the Katharine F. Erskine Award.

On May 2, 2017, we will recognize and celebrate the 2017 class of Erskine Award recipients at our annual Tribute to Women at Mechanics Hall.

The YWCA is proud to have welcomed more than 100 women into this esteemed sisterhood, representing the most dynamic and accomplished women in Central Massachusetts and the organizations who support them.


2017 Katharine F. Erskine Award Recipients

Arts & Culture

Elizabeth Bacon

Coordinator, The Clemente Course in the Humanities, Worcester

Business & Law

Christine Cassidy

Senior Vice President & Chief Communication Officer, Fallon Health

Community, Social Service & Government

Ginger Navickas

Community Volunteer


Mary Jo Marion-Farrell

Assistant Vice President for Urban Affairs & Executive Director of the Latino Education Institute, Worcester State University

Health, Science & Technology

Sara Connor

Family Nurse Practitioner & Manager, UMass Memorial Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, UMass Memorial Medical Center


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