Nominate Her Today.
YWCA invites you to nominate a woman from your company for either a Tribute to Women Award or an Emerging Leader Award. Up to 50 Tribute to Women Honorees and 5 Emerging Leader Honorees will be selected. 

Complete your Tribute to Women Nomination

Early Bird Deadline for nominations: December 8, 2017
Early Bird Nominations save $500 on the Honoree Package, which includes a table of 10 at the Awards Dinner.

Final Deadline for nominations: January 19, 2018



The Honoree Package
Companies who's Nominee(s) are confirmed as an Tribute to Women Honoree or Emerging Leader pay for the Honoree Package:
  • $3,000 for Early Bird Nominations (until December 8, 2017)
  • $3,500 from December 9, 2017 through January 19, 2018. 
An Honoree Package includes the following:
  • Table of ten at the Awards Dinner on April 26, 2018 at the beautiful Fairmont San Jose; includes three course dinner and wine;
  • Two commemorative awards, one for the Honoree and one for the company;
  • Video profile of Honoree; Honoree is filmed for a memorable segment that is shown at the Awards Dinner.
  • Women Empowering Women Honoree Breakfast event; 2018 Honorees are welcomed into YWCA’s exclusive and prestigious legacy of Tribute to Women Honorees at a breakfast event on March 7, 2018. Honorees have an opportunity to connect and be inspired by their peers.
  • Honorees and their organizations will be recognized on stage at the YWCA Tribute to Women Awards event and in the event program.
  • Social media recognition for Tribute to Women Honorees and Nominating Companies throughout YWCA Silicon Valley channels including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

Steps to Nominate:
  1. “Nominators,” follow the link to nominate. You will be asked to provide your contact information and basic information your Nominee and why you feel they should be considered for a YWCA Tribute to Women or Emerging Leader Award.

  2. Your “Nominee” will then be notified that she is being considered for a YWCA Tribute to Women or Emerging Leader Award and will be prompted to complete her nomination form by providing more information about her role, responsibilities and achievements. Nominees have until February 1, 2018 to complete their nomination. 

Tribute to Women Awards Criteria 

Nominating Organization Requirements

  • Organization must have a presence in Silicon Valley;
  • Only one individual per team/division/business unit may be submitted for consideration; up to four women per organization, per year may be chosen.
Nominator Requirements
  • Nominator must be the highest-ranking leader of the team, division, business unit, or organization/company;
  • A board member or equivalent may nominate a CEO.

Tribute to Women Nominee Criteria
  • Employment: Employed by the nominating organization for one year at the time of nomination;
  • Position: Performs in a (project, team, department, division, organization) leadership role;
  • Leadership and Impact: Nominees will be evaluated on their leadership and impact within their organization, industry, as well as their communities.

Emerging Leader Awards Criteria

Nominating Organization Requirements
  • Organization must have a presence in Silicon Valley;
  • One individual per team/division/business unit may be submitted for consideration; only one emerging leader will be chosen per organization, per year.
Nominator Requirements
  • Nominator must be the highest-ranking leader of the team, division, business unit or organization/company.
Emerging Leader Nominee Criteria
  • Less than five years in profession (early in career);
  • Nominee works primarily in Silicon Valley;
  • Nominee shows leadership capabilities and/or innovation.
If you are interested in speaking to a company representative from a regularly participating Tribute to Women Award Company to learn more about the nomination process, we can connect you! Please contact Jaime Woods at jwoods@ywca-sv.org.


Selection Process 
An esteemed panel of former YWCA Tribute to Women Honorees reviews all nominations and recommends the 2018 Honorees in February 2018. Company and nominee names are not disclosed to the panel for true "blind" judging.

The Honorees and their Nominators will be notified of the final selection in mid-February.

The Honorees, along with their employer, will be honored at the awards ceremony and fundraising dinner on April 26, 2018, at the Fairmont San Jose in downtown San Jose.

Financial Commitment

Companies who’s Nominee/s are confirmed as an Honoree pay an Honoree fee ($3,000 for Early Bird or $3,500 after December 8, 2017) which includes a table for 10 at the awards dinner. The Honoree fee recognizes the company’s investment in the YWCA Silicon Valley's mission of empowering women and eliminating racism in alignment with their company’s vision and priority.

Many companies extend their level of investment by becoming an event sponsor.

Once Approved

YWCA Tribute to Women Honorees who have been approved are invited to participate in a number of exclusive honoree events and activities in preparation for the Tribute to Women Awards event on April 26, 2018. We want to ensure that all YWCA Tribute to Women Honorees have a meaningful and memorable experience with YWCA Silicon Valley. 

To continue our legacy of Honoree inclusion in YWCA's mission and to deliver on remaining one of the premiere awards programs recognizing women in the Silicon Valley, YWCA requests that all Honorees participate in the following activities:

February 1, 2018: Final deadline for Tribute to Women Honorees to complete their application
February 12 - 16, 2018: Notification of selection to Nominators and Nominees
March 7, 2018: Tribute to Women Honoree Breakfast
March 13-15, 2018: Tribute to Women Honoree Filming & Tour at YWCA Silicon Valley (Individual filming sessions to be scheduled)
April 26, 2018: YWCA Tribute to Women Awards Dinner at Fairmont San Jose