It’s that time of year again – NWSA Awards Nomination Season! We spent the year putting in hard work and long hours supporting our Centers, institutions, and students. It’s time to recognize that! As you wrap up the end of the semester, consider nominating a colleague for their dedication to Women’s Centers/Gender Equity Centers. If you don’t have a colleague in mind, nominate yourself! We are now accepting self-nominations for the awards process.
Awards applications are due June 1. Visit the NWSA Website for information about the awards and the nomination form.
Outstanding Achievement Award
The annual NWSA Women’s Centers Outstanding Achievement award is given to remarkable women working in Women’s Centers/Gender Equity Centers who have accomplished a significant endeavor to improve the lives of women, and have addressed gender equity, sexism and other forms of oppression.
Emerging Leader Award
An Emerging Leader is an individual new to the field of Women’s Center/Gender Equity Centers who has demonstrated extraordinary dedication to the issues that affect women on campus, in their community or globally.
While collaborative efforts of many faculty, students and staff contributed to the establishment of the early women’s centers in the academy, this award is a special recognition of the pioneers who were the first directors of a college or university women’s center that has continued to serve students, faculty, and/or staff for at least two decades.
Lifetime Achievement Award
This award is given to an individual whose professional accomplishments includes leadership and service for a significant period of time as a Women’s Center director at one or more institutions of higher education in their professional career. This individual will have served as an effective visionary on behalf of women’s equality and lives, as an advocate, role model and mentor to other women and those dedicated to gender equity, and as one whose engagement with policy and systemic change has helped shaped the course of women’s and gender issues in her workplace, and, thus, provided a standard of excellence and enduring legacy.