Tribute to Women of Influence

22nd Annual Tribute to Women of Influence Awards Event
Thursday, September 19, 2013

We honored three extraordinary women, Jennie Eblen, Leah Karpen, and Marjorie Locke for their outstanding work in the community and commitment to the mission and vision of the YWCA.
Contact Jewel Tavener at or 254-7206 ext. 207 for information about the 2014 TWIN event.

Thank you to our Event Sponsors!

Duke Energy Progress

Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville

Biltmore Oil Co./Eblen Short Stop Stores
Echoview Farm
First Citizens Bank
The Genesis Alliance, Inc.
Montford Park Players

A-B Tech Community College
Bloomin' Art
Hoyle Office Solutions
Leslie Anderson Consulting
New Morning Gallery
PSNC Energy
SunTrust Bank
Women for Women – A Giving Circle, in honor of Jennie Eblen

Campbell Shatley, PLLC
David Gantt Law Offices
Judy Futch Consulting
Laser Precision Cutting, Inc.
The Matt & Molly Team
Samsel Architects, P.A.
Tupelo Honey Cafe
Westville Pub

Here is a slide show of the 2012 event, photos by Zaire Kacz:

More Information About TWIN
The TWIN Awards are a way to recognize and celebrate women in our community. It is a major fundraiser for the YWCA of Asheville, but it is so much more.

We want to recognize women or groups of women who’ve made a difference in their company, community, or world. We want to recognize women who have promoted the YW ideals of a world free of gender bias, cruelty, racism, injustice, and instead centered on empowerment, equality, and transformation – whatever that means to them and the people they work with, live with, or lead. We believe that women make a difference with their presence. We want to recognize the range of women in our community - in business, nonprofits, workplace, volunteer work, civic engagement, family, and wherever they find themselves.

Here is a video montage of the 2011 TWIN event: