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 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.
Committee chair Dianna Mercier and committee members Susan Fowlkes and Jacque Turner recognized our 2019 Marcia Katz Scholarship winner, Madison Ratner, with a check for $1000. Madison has won many awards in her work as a rising professional in nuclear physics. She is a junior at UTK with, as KAWE membership acknowledged, a stellar future ahead.
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.
2019 Winner Chief of Police Knoxville Eve Thomas
Contact us to learn how you can nominate someone for the Lucy Gibson Notable Woman Award.