Women in Rockford recognized at YWCA luncheon

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Recognizing future leaders, powerful women in our community and raising awareness about domestic violence were just a few of the goals of this year's YWCA leader luncheon.

YWCA of Northern Illinois presented women of achievement awards to six women for their work in everything from business and community leadership to mentorship and racial justice. The organization also presented three high school seniors with college scholarships.

Actress and filmmaker Lisa Regina was the event's keynote speaker. She shared her story of domestic violence and how talking about her experience and helping others has helped her heal.