Ohio University

Women's Issues Leadership Award

Each Spring, the Women's Center is proud to offer a Women's Issues Leadership Award as part of the Leadership Awards Gala organized by the Division of Student Affairs. Information about our award, and others, is released through Division of Student Affairs online at: https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/event-services/leadership-awards-gala

The Women's Issues Leadership Award recognizes a student or student organization that has shown outstanding leadership and/or community involvement on women's and gender issues, or has raised consciousness about those issues.

In order to be considered for the award:

Maddie Sloat received one of the Women's Issues Leadership Awards in 2018.
  • Nominee must be a full-time OHIO student, at a junior or senior level standing.
  • Nominee must demonstrate a commitment to creating a campus climate in which all women and girls can be full and equal participants at OHIO or in the larger society.
  • Nominee must be a proponent for gender equity.
  • Nominee must be a "student leader", which can be broadly defined to include someone who has an elected role in a student organization or more generally mobilizes others to act.


All nominees are asked to fill out the student application form, which includes submitting their resume and an essay that describes why they should be considered for this leadership award, and how they have contributed to advancing women and gender issues on campus, in the community, and beyond.