YWCA's Tribute to Women Awards

YWCA Silicon Valley’s Tribute to Women Awards honors women who have excelled in their fields and have made significant contributions to the Silicon Valley in executive and professional roles and salutes corporations whose policies and practices encourage women’s leadership and promote equal advancement opportunities for women of diverse backgrounds.

YWCA’s Tribute to Women Awards has a legacy of honoring trailblazing women
When the Awards began 33 years ago, YWCA Silicon Valley recognized the achievements of 25 executive women and their companies for their commitment to expanding professional opportunities for women. This event was one of the many ways the YWCA was breaking ground in Silicon Valley.

This tradition known as the Tribute to Women Awards continues today with over 1,300 women having been recognized for their outstanding achievements in the workplace and beyond. 

Emerging Leaders Awards - In addition to the Tribute to Women Awards, YWCA Silicon Valley honors those women early in their careers who demonstrate leadership and innovation within their company. YWCA Silicon Valley honors up to five women a year in the Emerging Leader category. 

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Why Nominate?


For the Honoree:
... the Tribute to Women and Emerging Leader Award provides recognition for her outstanding contributions to her company and serves as a lasting honor that she can add to her resume. 

To Her Colleagues:
... the Award provides motivation and elicits pride. To the nominating company, the Award offers a public forum for recognition of their support for gender equity, diversity and inclusion.

One of the most unique aspects of the YWCA Tribute to Women event that sets it apart from other awards programs is that participating companies are investing in the YWCA Silicon Valley and its mission to empower women and to close the prosperity gap.

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About YWCA Silicon Valley
For over 100 years, YWCA Silicon Valley has been at the forefront of the most critical social movements – from civil rights, to affordable housing and pay equity, to violence prevention. YWCA is part of an international movement serving over 2 million in the United States, impacting over 18,000 in Silicon Valley, and 25 million worldwide in 120 countries.

YWCA is on a mission to empower by working to end racism and violence, to achieve solutions for survivors of violence facing homelessness and to inspire by closing the education and prosperity gap.

YWCA Silicon Valley is one door to many solutions for those who have been impacted by violence. This year alone, we will open our doors over 20,000 times to provide critical services to our clients’ needs including shelter, housing, counseling, child care, and education and prevention programming.