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Nominator: Person who is proposing a candidate to be considered for the Tribute to Women or Emerging Leader Award.

Nominee: Person who is being proposed, and considered, to be awarded.

Honoree: Selected nominee who will be awarded the Tribute to Women or Emerging Leadership Award.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between the Tribute to Women Award and the Emerging Leader Award?

The Tribute to Women award is awarded to women in executive level positions, who exhibit exceptional management skills in leading employees or managing work groups or projects

The Emerging Leader award is awarded to women who have the POTENTIAL to meet the qualifications of the Tribute to Women awards. These exceptional women are in the first five years of their career but show strong evidence of leadership and eventual executive potential.

How many nominations can my company submit?

There is no limit on the number of nominations a company submits. However, there is a limit for the number of Awards Honorees per company. For the Tribute to Women category, a maximum of FOUR Honorees can be selected per company, EACH from a different business unit or division. For the Emerging Leader category, only ONE Honoree can be selected per company.

Is there any fees for submitting nominations?

There is NO fees for submitting nominations. Companies with selected Honorees will be contacted regarding the Honoree Package and to explore sponsorship opportunities.

What is the Honoree Package and when do I pay it?

A participating company is committed to pay for the Honoree Package only when a Nominee is selected as an Honoree.

We will be contacting the nominator or application contacts for details on how to pay the fee.

When will I get to know if my nominee has been selected as an Honoree?

Nominators will be informed if their nominee has been selected as an Award Honoree by late-February 2022.

We wish to sponsor the event, who do we contact?

We are thrilled that you are considering partnering with YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley to sponsor the Awards. Please contact us HERE

Your participation in the Tribute Awards not only helps celebrate the spectacular women within your organization, it also helps raise critical funds to support the programs and services of YWCA. Please consider extending your support by becoming a sponsor for the Awards. Information regarding sponsorship opportunities will be sent to companies following notification of an Honoree selection.


If your question has not been answered by any of the above, please contact:

Trish Carter