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Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health by Idowu Olabode : February 17, 2015, 02:47:05 PM
I am thrilled to share an exciting
opportunity to recognize and support significant leaders, advocates, and activists working on behalf of women across the globe - the Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s
Health. As chair of the selection
committee for this award, I am inviting you to nominate potential awardees for this award and $100,000 prize. With your help, this award will spotlight the work of a remarkable individual while also drawing attention to the issues affecting women’s health in communities around the world.

 Given your vast network of professional connections and nuanced understanding of
the challenges facing women in the world today, I would greatly value your nominations. I encourage you to nominate
multiple individuals as we seek to cultivate a diverse field of possible recipients. In particular, we are looking for leaders whose extraordinary achievements may have not received the recognition which
they deserved. All nominees will be reviewed by the award selection committee. The criteria for the awardee

-A demonstrated leader in improving women’s health particularly in one of the
following areas:

1. Advocating for policies and/or programs that improve the lives and health of women by illuminating social injustices,
conserving or improving environmental resources, or reducing violence and discrimination against women and girls;
2. Improving the lives and health of women by empowering women to lead
their institutions, communities and nations as well as their homes;
3. Forging innovative solutions to promote the health of women and girls, partnering
with them to manage symptoms of health-related conditions, and improved their
quality of life across the lifespan.

-Their work and leadership has resulted in significant impact in improving the lives and health of women.

-Their work and leadership has resulted in increased visibility of the issues impacting the lives and health of women and girls.

 I ask that you submit your nominations by March 20, 2015. Please fill out the nomination form at

With the assistance of your insight I am excited to have this opportunity to honor the transformational efforts of a leader in the area of global women’s health.

Thank you so much for your time in considering this.

Antonia M. Villarruel, PhD, FAAN

Professor and Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing University of Pennsylvania
School of Nursing Claire M. Fagin Hall
Claudia S. Heyman Dean’s Suite
418 Curie Blvd, Room 430
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4217

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