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. Visit our 2015 and 2014 Celebrating UW Women nominations in our online gallery.

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.