YWCA Greater Lafayette proudly presents the 47th Annual Salute to Women. This signature event has provided women who lead and serve the Greater Lafayette area with a place to be celebrated, their achievements applauded and their tireless work recognized. Please join YWCA Greater Lafayette and community partners for an evening focused on these empowered women who model leadership, add value to our community and improve the lives of others.
About Salute to Women
Salute to Women is a celebration of remarkable women in the Greater Lafayette Community. The first Salute to Women was held on March 15, 1974. Realizing that the local community lacked an environment of support for women and that many women were not being recognized for their achievements, the Lafayette Women’s Political Caucus conceived the idea of a Salute to Women awards dinner. The Purdue Women’s Caucus joined in as a sponsor. During it’s first two and a half decades, the Salute to Women program was coordinated by several local women’s organizations: Lafayette Women’s Political Caucus, Purdue Women’s Caucus, American Association of University Women, Lafayette Business and Professional Women, Lafayette Altrusa Club, Association for Women in Communications, American Business Women’s Association, Association of Women Business Owners and YWCA Greater Lafayette
YWCA Greater Lafayette became the sole sponsoring organization in 2000.