Tribute to Women Awards

Nominations for the 2020 tribute to women awards are now Closed. The Honorees Will Be Announced Early November!

Every March, we celebrate Women’s History Month by honoring a group of women that embody our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.

We will honor an elite group of women, and this year, we are introducing two new categories: Young Woman Aged 21 – 35 and Man of Achievement and Ally.

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2020 Tribute to Women Awards, email Sam Bobila at  or call 609-497-2100 ext. 316.

About the Tribute to Women Awards

The Tribute to Women Awards is a signature YWCA Princeton event that was established in 1984 and has since, honored exemplary women from the Greater Mercer County area, who embody the YWCA mission, have demonstrated sustained leadership and exceptional talent and who have made significant contributions to their professions.

About the Waxwood Lifetime Award

The Waxwood Lifetime Award for Service to the YWCA Princeton, is named after Susie Waxwood who was the first African-American executive director of the YWCA Princeton from 1958 to 1968. She was a leader in the racial justice and civil rights movement, and served the Princeton community in many ways.

About the Fannie Floyd Racial Justice Award

The Fannie Floyd Racial Justice Award was established in 2009 in memory of longtime YWCA Princeton supporter Fannie E. Floyd. This eponymous award recognizes a person who has made significant contributions towards the goal of eliminating racism in their community, a key mission of the YWCA Princeton.

The First Lady of New Jersey, Tammy Murphy, had a message for our honorees. We thank Mrs. Murphy for her words of encouragement, and for being an advocate of our mission to eliminate racism and empower women!

Learn more about our eight incredible honorees, and what the YW’s mission and recognition means to them.


If you couldn’t attend our event, or simply want to relive the celebration, a full video of the 2019 Tribute to Women Awards is available here!



To view photos from the event, click here.

2019  event sponsors



The Class of 2019 joined by Former Tribute to Women Honorees!

Former Honorees