The YWCA of Maricopa County is accepting applications from now through August 16 for its annual Tribute to Leadership awards.

The awards are presented across a variety of categories and seek to recognize those who have made substantial contributions toward eliminating discrimination and empowering women in the community. Categories currently accepting nominations: Advocacy Leader, Community Service Corporate Leader, Community Service Nonprofit Leader, Education Leader, Health and Science Leader, Military or Armed Service Leader, Public Service Leader, Racial Justice.

The YWCA’s Tribute to Leadership is a special evening set aside to recognize outstanding individuals in the community who embody the YW’s mission: to eliminate discrimination and empower women. This year’s honorary chairs will be Tim and Deborah Bateman. Cindy McCain will be attending and will receive the YW’s “Global Justice Leadership Award”. The awards will be presented during a special 2014 Tribute to Leadership Celebration, a formal dinner affair to be held February 1, 2014 at The Ritz-Carlton Phoenix.

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