Call for nominations – Outstanding Women of Color Awards

The UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color Awards acknowledge and honor women of color among UW-Madison faculty, staff, students (undergraduate or post-baccalaureate) and in the greater Madison community who have made outstanding 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.

How to Nominate

Prepare a nomination packet to include the following:

  1. A letter of nomination
  2. Two additional letters of support from the nominee’s colleagues (student, staff, faculty and/or community member)
  3. The nominee’s updated curriculum vitae
  4. A recent photo of the nominee

Please submit the nomination packet online via this Qualtrics form: 2018OWOCNomination by Friday, September 21, 2018. If you have questions, please contact

A selection committee comprising students, faculty and staff will review nominations for the awards.

UW-Madison’s Outstanding Women of Color for 2018 will be announced at the annual Diversity Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. A campus-wide reception in their honor will be held in the spring semester on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, hosted by the Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer.