Women in IR Section (WIR) Champion Award

The Women in IR Champion award is presented annually to recognize an individual who has consistently made a significant contribution to the advancement of women in IR, such as in sponsorship, mentorship, teaching, promotion, advocacy and recruitment. The nominee must be a long-term member of SIR. Presentation of the award will take place at the SIR Annual Meeting. 

Award Criteria
  • Member of SIR 10 years post training
  • Actively practicing
  • Nominees should have made a significant contribution to the advancement of women in IR, such as in sponsorship, mentorship, teaching, promotion, advocacy and recruitment.
Individuals can self-nominate or be nominated by a peer. 
Directions
The completed nomination form and the nominee's curriculum vitae must be submitted electronically no later than September 30 to be considered by the WIR Awards Workgroup.

Two letters of support for the nomination must be submitted. The letters of support should explain why the nominee merits the award and specifically relate the nominee's background to the award criteria. Self-nominations should include an additional letter of support in addition to the two required letters.

Letters of support can be emailed to Emily Penninga at epenninga@sirweb.org.
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