Celebrating UW Women


Nominate-RcolCelebrating UW Women, a program sponsored by HFS, is designed to honor women from across campus as part of Women’s History Month. Celebrating UW Women recognizes the contributions of women at the UW. 

In 2015 we mark 11 years of celebrating outstanding UW women. In 2005, the program’s first year, 20 women were recognized. Over the years, the program has grown in volume and reach. Nominations have included UW students, staff and faculty from multiple disciplines and departments on all three of the UW campuses. In 2007, the UW's Tacoma campus established a concurrent program.

Each winter, all members of the UW Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma campus communities are invited to submit nominations for female students, staff and faculty deserving of recognition. The program is not a competition, and every woman nominated is recognized at a reception as well as in an online gallery here on our website. Celebrating UW Women honors the contributions of women that are widely varied. Some contributions are global, while others are personal. View a list of previous nominees and visit our 2014 Celebrating UW Women nominations in our online gallery.

We encourage you to take a moment to recognize the incredible contributions of women to your UW experience. Nominations are open through March 9th at 8am. Visit our online form to submit your nomination.

If you would like more information about Celebrating UW Women, or would like to become involved in the organization of the program, please contact Michelle Primley Benton at mprimley@uw.edu.

2015 Event

Please join us in celebrating our 2015 nominees at the Celebrating UW Women Reception on Thursday, March 19th at 4:00pm in Alder Commons. The event will feature small bites, a brief keynote, a gallery of 2015 nominations, and an opportunity to mix and mingle. The celebration is open to nominees and their guests, as well as the UW community.