30th Annual Tribute to Women Awards
Honoring Silicon Valley’s Executive Women
Awards Dinner, Monday, May 12, 2014
5:30 pm reception; 7:00-9:30 pm dinner and awards
Fairmont Hotel, San Jose
Dressy Business to Semi Formal
To view a list of this year's honorees, click here.
To mark the 30th Anniversary of the TWIN Awards Program the YWCA will present thirty-eight outstanding executive women with a YWCA TWIN Award and recognize five Emerging Leaders during the tribute on May 12 at the San Jose Fairmont.
Thirty years ago the YWCA Silicon Valley honored twenty-five outstanding executive women for their achievements and recognized their companies, thus setting a tradition in Silicon Valley. This event, known as the Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN), was one of the many ways the YWCA was breaking ground in Silicon Valley.
Since then the YWCA has honored more than 1,200 executive women and recognized more than 400 companies in industries ranging from high tech, medical, education, and law to real estate, non-profit and banking. Companies range in size and structure, but they all share the same principal of valuing executive women and the unique perspective they bring to their company. Companies who have participated nearly every year include: Applied Materials, Cisco Systems, El Camino Hospital, IBM, Lockheed Martin, San Jose State University and Xilinx.
One of the most unique aspects of the YWCA Tribute to Women program that sets it apart from other awards programs is that by participating companies are investing in the YWCA Silicon Valley. The YWCA Silicon Valley mission is to empower women, children and families, and eliminate racism, hatred and prejudice. The YWCA TWIN Awards Program is one of the primary fundraisers for the YWCA Silicon Valley which provides critical services to more than 18,000 residents of Santa Clara County each year in the areas of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Human Trafficking Awareness. In addition, Counseling, Child Care and TechGYRLS, an after school program for girls, are also offered.
Company Investment: Companies with an Honoree are required to pay a $3,000 Honoree fee which comes with a table for 10 at the awards dinner. This is to recognize the company's investment in the YWCA's mission of empowering women and how that aligns with their company's vision and priority. Many companies extend their level of investment by becoming an event sponsor. Information regarding sponsorship opportunities will be sent to companies following notification of an Honoree selection.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the YWCA's Events Manager, LaDonna Curteman, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (408)295-4011 x216.
2014 TWIN Awards Sponsor
Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Intuit provides business and financial management solutions for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Our flagship products and services include QuickBooks, TurboTax and Quicken, which help simplify the business of life for more than 45 million people. With approximately 8,000 employees on four continents, Intuit consistently earns recognition as one of the most admired, best places to work in cities and countries around the world.
IBM Corp. provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. In IBM's view, today's networked economy has created a global business landscape and a mandate for business change. Integrated global ecnonomies have opened markets of new opportunity and new sources of skills. The Internet has enabled communication and collaboration across the world and brought with it a new computing model premised on continuous global connection.