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 member Nancy Larson; Toni Pierce, Jessica’s aunt; Rader Hayes, committee chair; Jessica Pierce, scholarship winner; and Elizabeth Ofringa, committee member, recognize our 2021 scholarship winner with a check for $2,500.
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.
2021 Winner Tanika Harper, Founder/CEO, Shora Foundation, Roots Collective
Contact us to learn how you can nominate someone for the Lucy Gibson Notable Woman Award.