The Arizona YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix 23rd Annual Tribute to Leadership Gala was held Feb. 11 at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch. Tribute to Leadership is a special evening set aside to recognize the outstanding individuals who have given selflessly of their time and talent to make our community, and the world, a better place to live and work.
Regina Edwards, YWCA CEO, and Jill Mapstead, YWCA board chair, presented the awards and recognized women leaders who have made substantial contributions to eliminating racism and empowering women. Kerry Giangobbe and Jyme Sue McLaren served as honorary co-chairs.
The 2017 award recipients join more than 200 Tribute to Leadership alumni, including Cindy McCain, Dr. Gladys McGarey, Darlene Newsom, Barbara Ralston and Debora Black.
Diana Gregory, president and CEO, Gregory’s Fresh Market
Community Service Corporate
Julie Ward, chief nursing officer, Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital
Kara Kalkbrenner, fire chief, City of Phoenix Fire Department; and
Michelle Bravo, retired U.S. Army program manager, veteran and community outreach, Arizona State University
Carole Coles Henry, Phoenix Equal Opportunity Director (retired)
Catherine Scrivano, president, Casco Financial
Financial Empowerment Award
Senior Champions Award
Women’s Empowerment Award
Quarles & Brady Law
Young Women’s Empowerment Award
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PHOTOS COURTESY ARIZONA YWCA METROPOLITAN PHOENIX