YWCA Silicon Valley has named Principal Mary Beth Riley a 2018 Tribute to Women Award recipient. The Tribute to Women Awards recognize the achievements of women who have excelled in their field and have made significant contributions to the Silicon Valley through their leadership. The awards, in the 34th year, are an effort to encourage women’s leadership and promote equal advancement opportunities for women of diverse backgrounds.
“It is an honor to be recognized by the YWCA in the company of so many talented and respected women,” said Riley. “I share this with the many inspirational women I am fortunate to work alongside including our faculty, staff and board members and look forward to seeing some of our Notre Dame graduates, who are impacting communities around the world, recognized in the future.”
Mary Beth Riley joines Notre Dame in 1985 as a French teacher and served as director of admissions from 1998 until 2006 when she was named principal. At Notre Dame she has spearheaded the development of programs that, in addition to preparing young women for college and life beyond college, foster a deep understanding of social justice in a global community. She has been recognized by the Silicon Valley Business Journal as a Woman of Influence and received the Educational Excellence Award from the National Catholic Educational Association.