The Salute to Women in Leadership Gala is an annual event that was created to recognize the tireless contributions of outstanding women. The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Inc. takes great pride in giving recognition to outstanding women who embody the mission of our organization to help create opportunity for disadvantaged and overlooked individuals and communities.
Women are selected from various professional and civic categories including community leaders, elected officials, educators, media, corporations, businesses and charities. The Lifetime Achievement Award recipients have included national celebrities, as well as local notables in the Metropolitan area. Many companies join us in showing their appreciation with accolades and gifts for what each of them have done over the years.
Many companies and vendors have made generous gift donations; corporations provide supportive sponsorships, numerous federal, state and city officials have also demonstrated their appreciation for the contributions our Honorees have made far beyond the call of duty of their professional obligations. Each Honoree receives tributes from dignitaries and celebrities around the world. Every detail is designed to create an evening of appreciation not only to the Honorees, but the hundreds of outstanding women who attend.