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Women's center looking for heroines, writers to honor

By Leslie King | Emory Report | Jan. 18, 2013

Unsung Heroine Awards  

An Unsung Heroine is a woman who has demonstrated extraordinary dedication to issues that affect women at Emory or in the larger community, but whose efforts heretofore have not received accolades or formal recognition.

Categories for awards are undergraduate student, graduate student, faculty, administrator, staff and retiree.  

Unsung Heroines are nominated by their peers via letters showing how they have

  • performed significant community service promoting safety, justice or equity for women and girls.
  • served as a trailblazer in a male-dominant environment.
  • served as a role model or mentor for girls.

The deadline for nominations is Thursday, Jan. 24.  The awards will be presented March 7 at a ceremony at the Miller-Ward Alumni House.  

Student Writing Awards  

The annual student writing awards highlight and celebrate outstanding student scholarship on issues of importance to women. 

The competition is open to currently enrolled undergraduate, graduate and professional school students to submit papers that relate to women's issues, gender or feminist theory. A brief letter of support from a faculty member should accompany each paper.

The submission deadline is noon on Thursday, Jan. 24 to cwe@emory.edu.