2019 WWN Recognition Award

Thank you for your interest in the 2019 WWN Recognition Award.  The nomination period has now closed. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the WWN Recognition Award?

The WWN Recognition Award is an annual award that recognizes up to five women currently employed at Yale who have been exemplary members of the community at Yale. The individuals receiving this honor may be selected for a wide range of achievements, but overall, will have distinguished themselves through a commitment to changing the University through their personal efforts. For example, an awardee could have had an impact on a project or team by demonstrating a positive attitude, gone beyond the call of duty to get the job done, or demonstrated a love for learning new skills.

The nomination process is open to women Yale employees in the following job categories: Service and Maintenance (S&M), Clerical and Technical (C&T), and Managerial and Professional (M&P).


Who can be nominated for the WWN Recognition Award?

The nomination process is open (November 19 - December 21) to women Yale employees under the following job categories: Service and Maintenance (S&M), Clerical and Technical (C&T), and Managerial and Professional (M&P). Consultants, temporary/casual employees, and members of the Recognition Award Committee cannot be nominated.


Who can nominate?

Nominations can be received from all University employees, including faculty members. Nominations must include a paragraph about why the person nominated made a difference during the period of time cited. Self-nominations are not allowed. 

The nomination form can be accessed here:

https://wwn.yale.edu/wwn-recognition-award-nomination-form


Is there any guidance for the nominators to use?

Yes, nominators are asked to submit their nominations in one of the following five categories:

  • A Trailblazer: a woman who utilizes opportunities to customize a new career path at Yale.
  • A Quiet Heroine: a woman who has mentored and/or nurtured others at Yale.
  • A Visionary: a woman who has been a champion for change at the University.
  • A Community Catalyst: a woman who leads in a volunteer capacity at Yale or through a Yale initiative.
  • A Work Life Champion: a woman who takes unusual or extraordinary measures to balance work and family.

Up to five award recipients will be chosen; one for each category. 


What happens after my nomination form has been submitted?

Because this is a confidential process, you will only be contacted if your nominee is chosen as a recipient.


What does the selection process entail?

The WWN Recognition Award Review Committee will review all nomination forms and select the top submissions. A second and final review will be conducted by the WWN Recognition Award Advisory Team, who will determine the award recipients.


Is the Recognition Award for an individual or a team of women?

This recognition award is for individuals only and will be awarded to up to five women in 2019!


What timeframe should the nominee’s achievements have been accomplished in?

The nominee’s achievements must have been accomplished within the past year.


What is the prize for the WWN Recognition Award recipient?

The award recipients will each receive a WWN Recognition Award crystal keepsake during a ceremony in March 2019.  The news will be shared via the WWN newsletter, website and social media.

2018 Awardees: Mela Waters, Rebecca Udler, Diane Chandler, & Nandi Cummings

2017 Awardee: Linda Caruso