23rd Annual Tribute to Leadership Gala

Community members recognized for contributions to eliminating racism, empowering women.

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

Racial Justice
Carole Coles Henry, Phoenix Equal Opportunity Director (retired)

Dorothy Willey
Catherine Scrivano, president, Casco Financial

Financial Empowerment Award
Synchrony Financial

Senior Champions Award

Women’s Empowerment Award
Quarles & Brady Law

Young Women’s Empowerment Award
Channel 12 KPNX


Carole Coles Henry and her husband Booker Henry, Martell Chapital-Smith crop

Carole Coles Henry and her husband, Booker Henry, with Martell Chapital-Smith

Caroline Van Ingen-Dunn, Paula Hill, Cristina Lopez, Jill Mapstead crop

Back: Caroline VanIngen-Dunn, Paula Hill, Cristina Lopez and Jill Mapstead. Front: Jackie Smith, Annie Groth and Sandy Kolberg

Jyme Sue McLaren, Kerry Giangobbe crop

Jyme Sue McLaren and Kerry Giangobb

Regina Edwards, Bridet Costello crop

Dr. Regina Edwards, Dr. Janet Elsea and Bridget Costello

Synchrony Financial, Financial Education Corporate Honoree - Left to right Dave Eske, Sean Meci, Paul Lahti, Alex crop

Representatives from Synchrony Financial

YWCA Board members Annie Groth and Cristina Lopez crop

Arizona YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix board members Annie Groth and Cristina Lopez



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