30th Annual Tribute to Women Awards
Honoring Silicon Valley’s Executive Women
Nomination deadline: December 6, 2013
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
The YWCA Tribute to Women (TWIN) Awards is the most distinguished, longest running women’s recognition awards program in Silicon Valley. Since 1984 the YWCA Silicon Valley has recognized over 1,200 executive women leaders who exemplify excellence in executive-level positions. Nominated by their CEO, in most cases, their company is recognized not only for promoting women to executive positions but for partnering with the YWCA to provide much needed programs and services in Silicon Valley. Companies who participate in the YWCA TWIN Awards by nominating an executive woman, also provide financial support to the YWCA. How many other recognition events can say that?
Our 2014 Honorees will be recognized at a gala dinner on May 12, 2014 at the Fairmont, San Jose. The event is a major fundraiser for the YWCA. Serving over 18,000 Santa Clara County residents, the YWCA provides programs in the areas of rape crisis, domestic violence, human trafficking, youth services, counseling services, TechGYRLS and child care. The YWCA Silicon Valley is proud to have provided services for more than 109 years in Santa Clara County. Its mission is to empower women, children and families, and eliminate racism, hatred and prejudice.
What makes this event even more outstanding is the incredible list of top Silicon Valley companies that have participated from the beginning: Applied Materials, Cisco Systems, El Camino Hospital, Hewlett Packard, IBM Corporation, Lam Research, Lockheed Martin, San Jose Mercury News, San Jose State University, Silicon Graphics and Xilinx. Additionally companies who participate regularly are: Adobe, Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Deloitte LLP, Good Samaritan Hospital, Intuit, Kaiser Permanente, KLA-Tencor, McManis Faulkner, Oracle, San Jose Water Company, Sensiba San Filippo LLP, and Synopsys. Clearly these companies understand the value of having women in executive positions and the importance of giving back to better our community.
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.