The Tribute Pin — presented to each award recipient — was designed to symbolize the YWCA and the characteristics that each honoree demonstrated as they went about improving the lives of those around them.
The background is a stylized “Y” and “W.”
A pin was chosen so Tribute honorees could wear it close to their hearts, the origin of the passionate commitment they bring to their causes.
The staff in the middle symbolizes the strength and fortitude of those extraordinary women.
A jewel crowns the piece. Much like the Tribute honorees themselves, it was formed over time and under great pressure, and shines as a beautiful example to others.