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 Martha Earl introduces the 2020 scholarship winners virtually, Mya Pinson, a UTK sophomore in Aerospace Engineering, and Rachel An, a UTK senior in Mechanical Engineering. Mya received a check for $3,000 and Rachel, a check for $1,500.
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.