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Hilary Morgan, the CEO of YWCA Alaska, discusses YWCA Alaska/BP’s annual award for women leaders. The Women of Achievement Awards  is an annual evening soiree that honors ten Alaskan women who have demonstrated leadership and excellence in their professional life, and made contributions to their community. Morgan talks about winning the award in 2005 and the work of YWCA to close the gender pay gap in Alaska.

The deadline to nominate a woman of distinction is 5 p.m. today (08-21-15). The application can be found and submitted online here.

Here is a list of past winners, dating back to 1990.

The annual awards ceremony and auction is Thursday, November 12 at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Discovery Theater. The event includes a silent purse auction. All proceeds from the auction go to benefit the programs of YWCA Alaska.