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 have not received publicity or formal recognition. The Center for Women at Emory created the Unsung Heroine Awards in 1998, and since 2001 the awards have included a category specifically for alumnae. Other categories include awards for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, administrators, staff, and retirees. It is common for Emory alumnae to receive Unsung Heroine Awards in any of these categories. The Emory Alumni Board reviews the nominations in the alumnae category and selects the alumna recipient of the Unsung Heroine Award. Award winners are women who have:
· Taken substantial risks to challenge sexism.
· Trail blazed in previously male-dominated environments.
· Done significant community service work in the promotion of safety, justice, and equity for girls and women.
· Served as role models or mentors for girls or women.
To nominate an alumna for an Unsung Heroine Award, please submit a statement of no more than one typewritten page describing how the Nominee has demonstrated extraordinary dedication to issues that affect women at Emory or in the larger community.
This additional information can be emailed to Martha Fagan