Our mission: Locally founded in 1982, the Knoxville Association of Women Executives (KAWE) is dedicated to advancing its members professionally and personally through networking, mentoring, and leadership opportunities. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month.
The Marcia Katz Scholarship
To meet our commitment to support women in the business world, the association awards an annual scholarship every fall. Applications are available in the summer. The chosen applicants are those the association feels have the best potential to succeed as professionals.
Scholarship committee members Susan Fowlkes, Rader Hayes, and Stacy Palado recognize our 2022 Marcia Katz Scholarship winner, Kelli Determan, with a check for $2,500. Kelli is in Electrical Engineering with an Honors Concentration and a minor in Leadership Studies at the Tickle College of Engineering.
The Lucy Gibson Notable Woman Award
KAWE named the Notable Woman award after one of its own, Lucy Webb Gibson, to honor her legacy, grace and courage. Lucy had proposed and helped initiate the award.
Martha Boggs, Owner and Chef of The Bistro at the Bijou
Contact us to learn how you can nominate someone for the Lucy Gibson Notable Woman Award.