Women’s Leadership Initiative Catalyst Award

Each year the Women’s Leadership Initiative presents the Catalyst Award to one individual who has exhibited exceptional accomplishments in advancing gender equity, including contribution to the community, giving back to Women’s Leadership Initiative and a commitment to excellence.

Nominations are welcome from students, alumni, faculty, staff, the University of Delaware community and friends of WLI. Self-nominations are also accepted.

WLI Catalyst Award Recipients

2023, Meghan O’Donnell
2022, Sharon Burton-Young
2021, Terri Kelly
2019, Mary Ellen Payne

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