The YWCA Knoxville is on a mission to honor women in East Tennessee whose accomplishments and talents inspire others. Please join us! Nominate a deserving woman or group of women for the YWCA Knoxville’s 32nd Annual Tribute to Women event scheduled for September 15, 2016 at the Historic Bijou Theater.


Nominations are open now for Tribute to Women, and the YWCA Knoxville is hoping to solicit a wide and diverse range of nominations again this year. Nominating is quicker and easier than ever. Visit to fill out a nomination form for the inspiring women in your life.


“Tribute to Women is one of my favorite events because the women in our community – individuals or groups; young or old; professionals, students or volunteers all have a chance to be recognized and applauded for being role models to others, successful in their field of work or dedicated to what truly inspires them,” YWCA Knoxville CEO Marigail Mullin said, “Honorees represent a variety of backgrounds, interests and careers, and they also exemplify the mission of the YWCA Knoxville by helping to support diversity, promote racial justice and empower women.”
Nominate a woman or group of women you admire by June 17, 2016.


The YWCA Knoxville will honor women in five categories:

  • Arts and Education
  • Business and Professional Leadership
  • Community Service and Government
  • Health and Human Services
  • Technology, Research, and Innovation

Nomination forms are available on the YWCA Knoxville website at


Honorees will be selected by out-of-state judges. The 2016 Tribute to Women honorees will be announced and all finalists will be honored at the awards event on Thursday, September 15, in downtown Knoxville.


Sponsorships and tickets for Tribute to Women are also available at the YWCA Knoxville website or by calling Karlyn Brown at 865-523-6126.