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Women's Centers Committee Awards

Each year, NWSA in coordination with the NWSA Women's Center Committee gives multiple awards to deserving people working in women's and gender equity centers. All nominees must be current members of NWSA. Nominations can come from NWSA members or nonmembers. 



Application is open from May 6, 2019, to July 15, 2019

Application Requirements

  • Current NWSA membership
  • Completion of online application 
  • One letter of nomination or self-nomination
  • One letter of support from a professional reference (the application has a field to input the email address of the person writing the letter of support, and they will automatically be sent instructions to upload their letter directly to your nomination)
  • A copy of your resume or CV (for individual awards)

Award Categories

Coalition Builder Award
This award celebrates the coalitional work of individuals working in women’s and gender equity centers. Recipients will have built successful partnerships in the service of racial justice and gender equity. Partnerships may include campus departments, academic units, other institutions, community agencies and/or professional organizations/associations.
Feminist Change Agent Award
This award recognizes the remarkable work of change agents within the field of women’s and gender equity centers. Feminist/Womanist leaders play an important role in advancing justice and social change. Recipients will have done work that embodies intersectional feminist values and their contributions may include, but are not limited to the following: campus advocacy, strategic planning and visioning, policy development, and/or scholarship that informs our work. 
Mentorship Award
This award honors the critically important role that mentors play within women’s and gender equity centers, and the advancement of our field. Recipients will have a demonstrated commitment to the development of others as shown through their work supporting students and/or colleagues. This award can also be received by an individual who has contributed to the support or development of mentoring programs. 
Outstanding WGEC Program
This award recognizes the work of women’s and gender equity centers as sites of feminist praxis and celebrates specific programs/initiatives developed and implemented by a center. Selected programs/initiatives will have demonstrated commitment to intersectional feminism and employ inventive strategies to address the emergent and changing needs of our campus communities. 
*When nominating for this award, please include a program overview and learning outcomes in place of a resume/CV. Self-nominations are encouraged.
Please contact Whitney Jones Archer or Erin Lovette-Colyer with any questions about the nomination process.