celebrating deserving women in our community

Tribute to Women of Achievement

Each year, Waypoint upholds the rich tradition of recognizing women for their personal, professional, and civic contributions to the community through Tribute to Women of Achievement. Reflecting Waypoint's mission of inspiring people to move forward, the women recognized are agents of change in the Corridor through their innovations, organizational enhancements, leadership, and service to others. Their efforts demonstrate the positive influence and impact women have in our community every day. To date, over 1,500 women have been recognized for their achievements.

Save-the-Date: 43rd Annual Tribute to Women of Achievement

When: Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2024
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton, Downtown Cedar Rapids
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
(Networking: 11:00 a.m., Lunch & Program: 11:30 a.m.)


Nominations will be accepted for the 43rd Annual Tribute to Women of Achievement in Fall 2024! There is a $50 nomination fee, and everyone who is nominated will be recognized at the event. The nomination fee does not include a reservation for the luncheon. Women can be nominated in the following categories:

  • Arts, Education, and/or Culture: Recognizes women who demonstrate an ability to engage and impact their community through arts, education, and/or culture
  • Innovation: Recognizes women who have introduced a new invention, idea, design, product, and/or process
  • Leadership: Recognizes women with visionary leadership that benefits an entire industry, profession, and/or field
  • Personal Life: Recognizes women who have demonstrated accomplishments and/or overcome obstacles that have significantly enhanced their personal life and/or their ability to help others
  • Service to the Community: Recognizes women who make contributions of time within their place of employment or through personal/volunteer efforts to their community and/or country

Read the full category descriptions here.

Tribute Honor Society

Tribute Honorees continue to make an impact through Women Helping Women Scholarships. Waypoint is honored to invite past honorees to become a member of an exclusive society for women who have been previously recognized at a Tribute to Women of Achievement event. The Tribute Honor Society is a way for past honorees to continue to empower women to move forward in their lives. This yearly membership is a great way to help enrich the lives of women of are experiencing a housing crisis, living in poverty, or impacted by violence. Learn more about giving back through the Tribute Honor Society. Also, check out our Honor Society newsletter.

Event Sponsors

If you're interested in making an impact in the community through sponsoring Tribute to Women of Achievement, please complete this form or contact Autumn at apaine@waypointservices.org.

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