Tribute to Women

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2017 Tribute to Women!

Mark your calendars for September 13, 2018 for next year’s Tribute to Women! 

With questions contact Karlyn Brown at or by calling 865-523-6126.

For your reference, click HERE for a list of past Tribute to Women Honorees.

2017 Honorees & Videos: 

Lifetime Achievement Award:
Dorothy Stair
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Spirit Award:
Michelle Henry
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Arts & Education: 
Cindy White
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Business & Professional Leadership Honoree:
Leslye Hartsell
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Community Service & Government Honoree:
Dr. Alice Mercer
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Health & Human Services Honoree:
Dr. Smita Borole
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Technology, Research & Innovation Honoree: 
Clarice Phelps
Click HERE for full video

Community Partner Award
St. John’s Cathedral



Thank you to our 2017Sponsors!!

















Sherri Parker Lee

Knox County Sheriff’s Office














































Julia Bentley

Baker Donelson

UT College of Law

UT Medical Department of Pathology

Hard Knox Pizzeria

District Attorney 6th District

Mitchell Emery & Hill, P.C.



























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