Nominations Open for 2019-20 Outstanding Women of Color Awards

Outstanding Women of Color Awards OWC 2019

The call for nominations for the 2019-20 UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color Awards is now open! The deadline to submit nomination materials is Friday, September 20, 2019.

The UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color Awards honor women of color among UW–Madison faculty, staff, students or in the greater Madison community who have made notable 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 the past recipients 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 2019-20 will be announced at the annual Diversity Forum on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019.  A campus-wide reception in their honor will be held in the spring semester on Thursday, March 5, 2020, in the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., hosted by the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Diversity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer.