Women's Achievement Dinner

The Women's Achievement Dinner has sold out the past two years so get your tickets early

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Nominations deadline for women’s achievement awards is Feb. 1

Tickets for March 20 Women's Achievement Dinner on sale now

Ohio University will shine a spotlight on its own outstanding women during the third annual Women’s Achievement Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

The dinner is an opportunity for members of the OHIO community to highlight the successes of women in a variety of roles. It also lifts up those who are doing work in areas that may go unrecognized as "women's work" or more feminized labor.

Individual tickets cost $25 and will be made available early Spring Semester. Sponsorships can be purchased for $250 and includes two tickets to the dinner. All ticket proceeds will benefit OHIO’s Survivor Advocacy Program.

The Women’s Achievement Dinner is sponsored by the OHIO Women’s Center, Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc., and Rho Lambda, the National Sorority Leadership Recognition Society.

Eleven awards will be presented during the fundraiser. Nominations for the awards can be submitted at: https://orgsync.com/130803/forms/327851

The 2019 awards include:

  • Outstanding Female Mentor: Includes mentoring that occurs in a structured or an official capacity.
  • Caregiver Award: Recognizes women who have the primary care-giving role for children or elders.
  • Social Justice in the Classroom: Given to a female educator who is dedicated to broadening students' knowledge on issues of diversity.
  • Social Justice in the Workplace: Given to a female who is dedicated to broadening employee AND/OR colleagues knowledge on issues of diversity outside of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Lasting Action Award: Intended for women who have taken sustainable action to improve the quality of life for women at Ohio University.
  • Making a Second Home Award: Intended for women who have filled familial roles on campus and have helped students adjust to college life.
  • Above and Beyond Award: Intended for women employed by Ohio University who have gone above and beyond their job descriptions.
  • Breaking Barriers Award: Intended for women with demonstrated success who are working in male-dominated fields.
  • Outstanding Community Service Award: Intended for women who are engaged with Athens community.
  • Hidden Gem Award: Intended for those in positions that may not get all of the glamour, but who have contributed to Ohio University so that their department, division, etc., would not function without them.
  • Outstanding Alumnae: First-year award recognizes graduates who have made significant contributions to any of the following: their field of work, their family, current students at Ohio University, and/or the advancement of women.


“In the past we only recognized faculty and staff, so we are excited to add an award for alumnae as well,” said Dr. M. Geneva Murray, director of the Women’s Center. “We are also excited to move into the Baker Ballroom this year after selling out the Walter Hall Rotunda the past two years. Now we can accommodate more people who are invested in recognizing and honoring women’s achievements.”

Watch past Women’s Achievement Dinner award recipients explain what winning their respective award meant to them:

Shelley Delaney, professor of performance in the School of Dance, Film, and Theater, talks about the Women's Appreciation Dinner: https://www.facebook.com/OUWomensCenter/videos/564306120680417/ 

Kim Castor, director of the Survivor Advocacy Program, talks about the Women's Appreciation Dinner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7DkTvcDKUQ

For more information, contact the Women’s Center at 740-593-9625 or womenscenter@ohio.edu.

The Women's Center and the Office of Global Affairs are accepting submissions for the International Women's Art Installation that will displayed in the Baker University Center Ballroom on March 26, 2019.

The purpose of the art installation is to create an environment of inclusion and provide an opportunity for international students to offer the narrative of what is shared about their home country.

The submissions deadline is Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. They can be emailed to womenscenter@ohio.edu and because they will be considered on a rolling basis, early submissions are encouraged.

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