24th Annual

Tribute to Leadership

YWCA’S 2018 Tribute to Leadership call for nominations to highlight leaders in the community.

Annual Tribute to Leadership Event Recognizes Community Leaders.

In celebration of the YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix’s 24th Annual Tribute to Leadership Event, the YWCA, in conjunction with presenting sponsors, Debbie Gaby Charities, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, call for nominations for its prestigious Tribute to Leadership Award recognizing women leaders in our community.

Tribute to Leadership is a special event set aside to recognize individuals and corporations that have generously donated their time and talents to the community. A highly prestigious honor, the 2018 Award recipients joined over 250 Tribute to Leadership alumni including Cindy McCain, Phoenix Fire Chief, Kara Kalkbrenner, President and CEO of St. Joseph’s Hospital, Patty White, and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

The 2018 nominees will be formally recognized at The Tribute to Leadership Luncheon on February 09, 2018. Please submit nominations to regina.edwards@ywcaaz.org by September 15, 2017.

2018 Tribute to Leadership
Individual Honorees

Kathy Pechman

Dorothy Willey Award

Kathleen Pechman
Senior Vice President – Enterprise CRA Manager, Compliance Risk Management, National Bank of Arizona

Chancellor Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick


Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick
Chancellor, Maricopa Community Colleges



Christy Moore
Founder and Owner, Social Spin, Inc.


First Responder

Reda Riddle-Bigler
Captain/Paramedic, Phoenix Fire Department



Tiffany Fisher
Veteran Engagement Director, Team Red, White, and Blue; First Sergeant, G Co 29th BSB


Racial Justice

Dr. Elsie Moore
Professor and Director, School of Social Transformation and Professor of African American Studies, Arizona State University


Community Service, Corporate

Jenny Poon
Founder, CO+HOOTS CoWorking, eeko Studio, CO+HOOTS Foundation

2018 Tribute to Leadership
Corporate Honorees

Dignity Health
Senior Champions Award

Financial Education Award

City of Phoenix
Women’s Empowerment Award

Advancing Young Professionals Award

Register Today!

Debbie Gaby and JoAnn Holland,
2018 Co-Chairs

Presenting Sponsors: