The YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts – A Voice for Women & Girls

Tribute to Women

Our Tribute to Women Event:  A Special Time

The 34th annual YWCA Tribute to Women awards luncheon held at the Andover Country Club was once-again a special event attended by over 440 guests to celebrate the accomplishments of 22 remarkable women from the Merrimack Valley. Former Senator Susan Tucker served as honorary Chair of the event, noting the honorees are now among a group of more than 1,100 women who have been so honored over the past 34 years.

Said YWCA Executive Director Susan Staples, “I am always amazed by the accomplishments of the women honored. This year’s Tribute Honorees are beyond inspirational.”  Tribute serves as the YWCA’s major fundraiser, supporting more than 26 programs for women, children and families throughout Essex County.  “Tribute really speaks to our mission of empowering women,” said Ms. Staples.

In recognition of the YWCA’s 125th anniversary in Lawrence, the YWCA aired a new video at the event entitled, “Keeping the Promise,” describing the agency’s historical roots and their commitment to help empower women be they residents, clients, staff or volunteers. The video connects their deep roots in social justice issues that affect women and families together with their modern-day mission of aiding at-risk women, their children and families.   “This is a strong piece that shows how we’re still keeping the promise to aide women that was begun so long ago by our founders,” said Ms. O’Brien.

View photos from the event here!

Read about our Honorees here!

Special Thanks
We are deeply grateful to all our sponsors, advertisers guests and donors who supported the event, in particular Pfizer, Inc., our main Event Sponsor.

Looking Toward Tribute to Women 2018!
There are several ways to support the YW in providing more than 26 programs and services through our Tribute event, including sponsoring, advertising, attending, donating or making a Candidate Nomination.  Check this page after January 10, 2018 for all the details!  Your support will have a immediate and direct impact on our ability to continue our critical work in our community.




Our grateful thanks to Pfizer, Inc. for serving as our Event Sponsor this year.  We appreciate your support!

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