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Annual UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color Reception

March 3 @ 6:00 pm CST

Invitation required

The thirteenth cohort of Outstanding Women of Color awardees will be honored at a virtual reception on Wednesday, March 3.  Profiles of this year’s honorees are at https://diversity.wisc.edu/2021/02/uw-madison-outstanding-women-of-color-2020/

The UW–Madison Outstanding Women of Color Awards acknowledge and honor women of color among UW-Madison faculty, staff, students (undergraduate or post-baccalaureate) and in the Greater Madison community, who have made outstanding contributions in one or more of the following areas:

  • social justice, activism and advocacy on behalf of disadvantaged, marginalized populations;
  • community service;
  • scholarly research, writing, speaking and/or teaching on race, ethnicity and indigeneity in U.S. society; and
  • community building on- or off-campus, to create an inclusive and respectful environment for all.

Read the Digital Program

Outstanding Women of Color Program cover
Click to read the program for the 2020-21 Outstanding Women of Color Awards (PDF)

Our 2020-21 Honorees

Headshot of Shenikqua Bouges
Shenikqua Bouges
Advanced Geriatric Fellow, School of Medicine and Public Health/Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology
Headshot of Mary Muse
Mary Muse
State Director of Nursing, Wisconsin Department of Corrections
Headshot of Jessica Perez-Chavez
Jessica Perez-Chavez
Doctoral Student, Counseling Psychology, School of Education
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Leslie Petty
Dean of Evening, Executive, and Corporate Executive MBA Programs, Wisconsin School of Business
Headshot of Sami Schalk
Sami Schalk
Professor, Department of Gender & Women’s Studies, College of Letters and Science
Headshot of Monica White
Monica White
Associate Professor, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Community and Environmental Sociology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences


March 3
6:00 pm CST
Invitation required
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Virtual Reception YouTube Broadcast


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