Women of Distinction Ceremony
Check back for more information about our 2019 Women of Distinction Awards ceremony, where our awardees will share their advice, inspiration, and experience with the leaders of tomorrow. After hearing their remarkable stories, attendees will have the opportunity to meet our Women of Distinction face-to-face during a reception immediately following the ceremony.
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Check out the amazing women we’ve honored at past Women of Distinction ceremonies! You can also read about our incredible 2018 Women of Distinction here.
2018 Women of Distinction
Education: Bachelor of Science, West Point, Class of 2018
Occupation: First Captain, West Point
Meet the 2017 Women of Distinction
Occupation: Author and Poet
Education: Bachelor of Arts, New York University
Women of Distinction Award Criteria
The Women of Distinction Awards are presented annually by AAUW’s National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) to women who
- Exhibit leadership and pave the way for women in their fields of expertise
- Serve as role models and/or mentors to women and girls
- Advocate positive social change that helps close the gender leadership gap and creates a more equitable society
- Are committed to advancing all women regardless of background and work to amplify diverse voices
- Give back to their field through their time, talent, and resources
Women of Distinction Selection Process
NCCWSL presents the Women of Distinction Awards to women who have made outstanding achievement in their fields. Awards are presented to women who represent diverse identities, ages, occupations, and passions.
Event History and Past Award Recipients
For more than 30 years, NCCWSL has awarded the Women of Distinction Award to groundbreaking women working across a range of fields, from science and engineering to art and government. See the complete list of remarkable NCCWSL Women of Distinction awardees since 1985.
Photography and Promotion
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