Women of Distinction Ceremony
AAUW is honored to present the following women as our 2020 Women of Distinction.
2020 Women of Distinction
Education: AB, Princeton University
MFA, Bennington Writing Seminars
Occupation: NYT Best Selling Author
More to be announced soon!
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Check out the amazing women we’ve honored at past Women of Distinction ceremonies!
2019 Women of Distinction
Education: MBA, Stanford GSB
MPA, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
BA, Pomona College
Occupation: Co-Founder of Embrace Innovations
Occupation: Founder of the popular websites Everyday Feminism and Re-Becoming Human Together
Education: Bachelor of Science, Kennesaw State University, Class of 2016
Occupation: Equity trader, New York Stock Exchange
Education: Associate of Art, Fashion Careers College, 2012
Occupation: Designer at Ashley Nell Tipton Design
2018 Women of Distinction
Education: Bachelor of Science, West Point, Class of 2018
Occupation: First Captain, West Point
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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