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YWCAGLSTW21_Classor2021The 48th Annual Salute to Women will be held in June 2022. Details to follow after April 1, 2022.

YWCA Greater Lafayette proudly presents the 48th 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.

View WLFI-18’s coverage of the Salute to Women Class of 2021 on our video interview page.



Ticketing for Salute to Women 2022 will open in April of 2022. Details to follow after April 1, 2022.

Venue Information

The 48th Annual Salute to Women will be held in June 2022. Details to follow after April 1, 2022.


Nominations are open for the 48th Annual Salute to Women. All outstanding women age 21 and over in the Greater Lafayette area (Tippecanoe, Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Warren and White counties) are eligible for nomination.

The following are ineligible for recognition at this event:

  • YWCA staff and current members of YWCA Association and Foundation Boards of Directors.
  • Posthumous nominations will not be considered.
  • Women currently running for political office.

How to Nominate
The questions on page two are intended to be a guideline for the nomination. Additional materials may be requested by the search and selection committees after the initial nomination has been reviewed. Send nominations to YWCA Salute to Women, 605 North 6th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901 or e-mail

Nomination Deadline – Friday, April 1, 2021, 11:59 pm

Download Nomination Form


Since 2000, YWCA Greater Lafayette has taken the mantle of organizing and sponsoring this event, and we would like for you to join us. Help us welcome the new class of honorees into this extraordinary group of women by becoming a sponsor. For more information on how you can become a Salute to Women Sponsor, please call (765) 742-0075, or email, RE: Salute to Women 2022 Sponsorship!

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.

Salute to Women Organizers

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
YWCA Greater Lafayette

YWCA Greater Lafayette became the sole sponsoring organization in 2000.

Salute to Women Hall of Fame Record
YWCA Greater Lafayette does not discriminate in the delivery of services or benefits based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation and gender identity.