Awards and Achievements

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EWIS Receives 2019-2020 Gender Equity Grant from the University of Minnesota Women's Center for the Third Year

The Gender Equity Grants support initiatives by employees or campus groups which will lead to a University that reflects the values of inclusiveness, fairness, diversity, excellence, and opportunity for all—with a focus on impacting the campus climate for women faculty, staff, and students, including those of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, women with disabilities, women with diverse sexual orientations, and women from diverse economic backgrounds. The Women's Center's Gender Equity Grants are intended to foster and support increased awareness, improved understanding, and institutional change.

EWIS Receives 2018-2019 Gender Equity Grant from the University of Minnesota Women's Center

The Gender Equity Grants support initiatives by employees or campus groups which will lead to a University that reflects the values of inclusiveness, fairness, diversity, excellence, and opportunity for all—with a focus on impacting the campus climate for women faculty, staff, and students, including those of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, women with disabilities, women with diverse sexual orientations, and women from diverse economic backgrounds. The Women's Center's Gender Equity Grants are intended to foster and support increased awareness, improved understanding, and institutional change.

EWIS awarded the Larry Anderson Award by The Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education

April 2018

The Larry Anderson Award is given to a community member or campus partner to recognize their partnership in the work of The Aurora Center who has shown outstanding leadership as an ally in our work, programs and services. It is especially to recognize and thank Janna Dickenson, PhD, Pamela Rosato, PhD, and the members of EWIS for their intentional focus on improving the climate of the department, and making efforts to address, interrupt, and prevent sexual harassment.

Congratulations to Tijana Martinov, the 2018 Sharon L. Doherty Student Leadership award winner

Tijana Martinov, EWIS Executive Co-Chair from 2017-2018, was awarded the 2018 Sharon L. Doherty Award. This award is given to a University of Minnesota student who has demonstrated outstanding volunteer service concerning women's issues on campus or in the broader community. Tijana, then a Ph.D. candidate in the Fife lab, was a leader of the Association of Multicultural Scientists, and an active member of the Career Development Committee within her graduate program in addition to her work with EWIS before graduating in 2018. The Doherty Award was established in 1993 and honors the work of former doctoral student and University of Minnesota alumna, Sharon Doherty, whose exhaustive efforts led to the successful Commission on Women's Students Initiative and continued University commitment to programming for women students. Tijana received a financial award, to be used in support of attendance at a national leadership conference.

Congratulations to Pamela Skinner, the 2018 Mullen/Spector/Truax Women's Leadership award winner

Dr. Pamela Skinner, EWIS Faculty Advisor, was awarded the 2018 Mullen/Spector/Truax Women's Leadership Award. This award is given annually to a faculty or staff woman at the University who has made outstanding contributions to women’s leadership development. Dr. Skinner, professor in the Department of Veterinary and Biological Sciences, is dedicated to training and promoting career development of female scientists. The Mullen/Spector/Truax Endowment was established in 1997 to honor Patricia Mullen, Janet Spector, and Anne Truax for their contributions to women at the University of Minnesota in their positions in Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action, the Center for Advanced Feminist Studies, and at the Minnesota Women’s Center, respectively. Dr. Skinner received a financial award to be used in support of her professional development programs and activities.

EWIS member Katie Murphy, PhD, invited by several departments to present her seminar "Advocating for gender equality in the workplace: How to be an effective ally"

Positive feedback from the presentation Katie Murphy, PhD, gave on behalf of EWIS in October, 2017, a number of campus departments and groups have invited her to speak. Dr. Murphy has now presented this seminar as the Keynote Address at the Women's Faculty Cabinet Retreat in May 2018, in a breakout session at the Department of Psychiatry Diversity and Inclusion Retreat in October of 2018, and as part of the College of Veterinary Medicine seminar series in November 2018.

EWIS Receives 2017-2018 Gender Equity Grant from the University of Minnesota Women's Center

The Gender Equity Grans support initiatives by employees or campus groups which will lead to a University that reflects the values of inclusiveness, fairness, diversity, excellence, and opportunity for all—with a focus on impacting the campus climate for women faculty, staff, and students, including those of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, women with disabilities, women with diverse sexual orientations, and women from diverse economic backgrounds. The Women's Center's Gender Equity Grants are intended to foster and support increased awareness, improved understanding, and institutional change.

EWIS secures a UMN Campus Climate Micro-Grant

EWIS secured a UMN Campus Climate Micro-Grant to set up a seminar to help train biomedical scientists to learn how to effectively work in diverse teams to achieve a common goal. The seminar was held during the Spring of 2018. This award was granted by the Campus Climate Engagement Team at the University of Minnesota. In its third year, CCET received over 67 applications and awarded nearly $24,000 to 31 projects. For more information on the projects awarded or on CCET click here.