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    GWIMS Individual and Organization Leadership Awards

    The 2022 nomination cycle is now open and will close on Sunday, May 15, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. PST.

    Submit a nomination

    Leadership Award Nomination Process and Submission Guidelines

    Below are the requirements to nominate an individual or an organization for the GWIMS Leadership Award for an individual or an organization.

    Award Categories

    • Leadership Award for an Individual
    • Emerging Leadership Award for an Individual
    • Leadership Award for an Organization
    • Emerging Leadership Award for an Organization

    Individual Nomination

    Submission Requirements for Emerging or Established Individual Awards:

    1. Nomination letter highlighting the nominee's impact on women in academic medicine that describes the six key areas listed below (maximum two pages): 
      • Length of time contributing to women’s advancement/gender equity work.
      • Formal role related to women’s advancement, if any (e.g., dean, chair, dean for women).
      • Impact on women in academic medicine and what the nominee uses to measure success.
      • Most significant accomplishment related to advancing women in academic medicine and science.
      • Barriers/Challenges to the work and how the nominee overcame them.
      • Resources available to conduct the work (e.g., time, funding, administrative support).
    2. Nominee's bio (300-word limit).
    3. Nominee's abridged curriculum vitae relevant to the nomination (maximum five pages).
    4. Letters of support (up to two letters, maximum two pages each).

    A successful nomination will demonstrate the impact of the nominee’s work in:

    • Mentoring and sponsoring women to become leaders in academic medicine and science.
    • Influencing other leaders in the recruitment, retention, and promotion of women in academic medicine and science.
    • Improving the educational and professional environment for sustaining women in academic medicine and science.
    • Contributing to the body of knowledge in advancing women’s careers in academic medicine and science (e.g., presenting talks or webinars, publishing papers, acquiring grants).

    Organization Nomination

    Submission Requirements for Emerging or Established Organization Awards:

    1. Nomination letter highlighting an overview of the organization, including the context and outcomes of achievements as well as important milestones and collaborations or partnerships with internal/external groups or departments (maximum two pages). 
      • Include a brief history of the organization (maximum one paragraph).
      • Does the organization have a formal role (e.g., Office for Women Faculty)?
    2. Description of activities and outcomes that provides a summary of the efforts to advance women in academic medicine and science through women's programs/initiatives and research on women's academic advancement. The summary should clearly define demonstrated outcomes that have an impact on advancing women leaders in academic medicine and science (maximum five pages). It should address: 
      • The organizational data and outcomes to support the impact of the organization.
      • Resources available to conduct the work (e.g., time, funding, administrative support).
    3. Letters of support from deans, CEOs, and/or other institutional leaders (maximum two pages each).

    A successful nomination will demonstrate the impact of the nominee’s work in:

    • Creating an institutional culture that supports the advancement of women and women’s leadership in academic medicine and science by increasing the inclusion of women in all levels of the faculty life cycle.
    • Systematically developing women leaders in academic medicine and increasing representation of women faculty in positions of leadership.
    • Improving the educational and professional environment for sustaining women in academic medicine and science.

    Award Presentation

    The winners of the 2021 GWIMS Leadership Awards will be recognized during a virtual celebration in November.

    Additional Resources