The YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts – A Voice for Women & Girls

Tribute to Women

Tribute to Women 2019


Our annual YWCA Tribute to Women awards luncheon held at the Andover Country Club was once-again a sell-out event as more than 450 people attended to celebrate the accomplishments of 21 remarkable women from the Merrimack Valley. Former Senator Susan Tucker served as Honorary Chair of the event, noting that the honorees are now among a group of more than 1,200 women who have been so honored over the past 36 years!

YW Executive Director Susan Staples said, “I am always amazed by the accomplishments of the women honored. This year’s Tribute Honorees are beyond inspirational.  All are empowered women—each in her own unique way.”

Tribute serves as the YW’s major fundraiser, supporting more than 26 programs for women, children and families throughout the Merrimack Valley, Essex County and Southern New Hampshire.  “Tribute really speaks to our mission of helping to empower women and to foster peace, justice, freedom and dignity for everyone,” said Ms. Staples.

Also at the event, we showed our video, “Building Pathways to Hope,” describing the agency’s commitment to  working with transitional housing residents to plan for a self-sustaining lifestyle, teens in helping them understand what a healthy relationship is all about and children in our After School, Girls Center, Early Learning Center, and summer day camp programs.  “This is a strong piece that shows how our different service areas work together for the common good of those we serve,” said Ms. Staples. The video is available for viewing under our ‘Videos’ tab!

We congratulate our amazing Honorees!

To view our 2019 Honorees, click here to see the list!

To view photos from the event [taken by Kimberly Jones and Chery Veronica], click here to see pictures.




Sincere thanks to Pfizer, Inc.,
our Tribute Diamond Sponsor Pfizers logo, JPG