36th Annual Tribute to Women

Luncheon Celebration

2023 Tribute to Women Honorees

Kim Armstrong

Lorraine Chang

Liz Codina

Selene Espinoza

Renee Franklin

Debra McKnight

Diva Mejias

Emily Mwaja

Kari O’Neill Potts

Barbara Weitz

With Honorary Chair

Dr. Katie Weitz, PhD

And Keynote Speaker

Cyntoia Brown-Long

Each year, we continue to shine the spotlight on deserving women whose work, dedication and commitment have grown and shaped women and girls in Omaha. Through Tribute to Women, the WCA has recognized and honored more than 300 amazing leaders, teachers, great thinkers, impact-makers and movers and shakers over the last 36 years. The WCA honored another 10 women at the 36th Annual Tribute to Women Luncheon at the downtown Omaha Marriott. Click here to view a list of all past honorees.



This year’s Tribute to Women was a big success. A crowd of more than 650 people helped pay tribute to our 10 honorees, and we heard a keynote address from author Cyntoia Brown-Long.

Next year’s Tribute to Women will be at 11:30 a.m. June 26 at Embassy Suites in La Vista. The keynote speaker will be #MeToo founder Tarana Burke. To make a direct donation toward next year’s event, click here.

Thank You to our 2023 Sponsors!





AIM Institute

Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture

Bellevue University

Blue Cross Blue Shield


Children’s Hospital & Medical Center

Creighton University

Dundee Bank

Field Day Development


Mary Heng-Braun

Heritage Services

Hightower Reff Law


Koenig | Dunne

LinkedIn Corporation

McGrath | North

Methodist Hospital Foundation

Missouri River District, UMC


Omaha Police Department

Omaha Public Power District

Hobson & Denise Powell

Silva Raker

RBC Wealth Management

Kevin & Lindsay Simmons

Tri-Faith Initiative – Goldberg Charitable Fund

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Werner Enterprises

Women’s Fund of Omaha




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