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The 49th Annual Salute to Women will be held on June 22, 2023.

YWCA Greater Lafayette proudly presents the 49th 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.

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.


Nominations are open for the 49th Annual Salute to Women. All outstanding women aged 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 –April 3, 2023, 11:59 pm




Event tickets will be available April 2023.

Venue Information

The 49th Annual Salute to Women will be held at The Stables Event Center, 7071 S 100 E, Lafayette, IN 47909. Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m.


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

Check out the benefits our sponsors enjoy:

$5,000 Sponsor
• Full-page ad in program (please email ad to by June 1)
• Logo on all advertising
• Eight complimentary event tickets
• Recognition from the podium
• Logo and hyperlink on social media and Salute website

$2,500 Sponsor
• Half-page ad in program (email ad and logo to by June 1)
• Name on all advertising
• Two complimentary event tickets
• Recognition from podium

$1500 Sponsor
• Quarter-page ad in program (email ad and logo to by June 1)
• Name/Business name on website
• Two complimentary event tickets
•Recognition from podium

$500 Sponsor
• Name/Business name in program
• One complimentary event ticket

$250 Sponsor
• Name listed on Salute printed materials

$125 Sponsor (available to past honorees only)
• Name listed under well-wishes from the Salute to Women Hall of Fame




Many thanks to our generous 2022 sponsors:

Old national and foundation logos

Caterpiller Logo

City of West Lafayette • Julie Albregts • Caterpillar Women’s Initiative Network
Susan Snyder, DDS • IU Health • Sally Watlington

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.