Nominations Open for UW Outstanding Women of Color Awards

outstanding women of color 2019-20 honorees

The call for nominations for the 2020-21 UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color Awards is now open. The deadline to submit nomination materials is Monday, September 14, 2020.

The UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color Awards acknowledge and honor women of color among UW-Madison faculty, staff, students (undergraduate or post-baccalaureate) and in the Greater Madison community, who have made outstanding contributions in one or more of the following areas:

  • social justice, activism and advocacy on behalf of disadvantaged, marginalized populations;
  • community service;
  • scholarly research, writing, speaking and/or teaching on race, ethnicity and indigeneity in U.S. society; and
  • community building on- or off-campus, to create an inclusive and respectful environment for all.

See the nomination requirements and read about past honorees here.

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A selection committee comprised of students, faculty and staff will review nominations for the awards.

UW–Madison’s Outstanding Women of Color for 2020-21 will be announced at the annual Diversity Forum on Tuesday, October 27, 2020.  A campus-wide reception in their honor will be held in the spring semester on Thursday, March 4, 2021, hosted by the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Diversity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer.