Women's Center Awards
|The University of Louisville Women's Center has several awards to acknowledge those advancing gender equity on campus and in the community.
The Women’s Center’s Community Pearls of Kentucky honors women and femmes whose work connects deeply with our mission to collectively build a gender-equitable campus and greater community.
Nominations are invited for the Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau Gender Equity Award which will be presented to a member of the UofL community--broadly defined to include all of those, past and present, who have some affiliation with the University of Louisville -- whose work has directly furthered gender equity.
Sponsored by the Commission on the Status of Women.
The Women’s Empowerment Award is given to an individual, community member or business who through their professional work, personal passion or sponsorship empower women supporting the mission of the UofL Women’s Center.
The Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau Essay Contest purpose was to raise awareness of the historical sociological attitudes toward women of the 20th Century and their impact on individuals and society as a whole. The essays drew upon the experiences of Dr. Tachau and relate those experiences to other individuals and situations (which can include the writer’s own growth or achievements). The essay contest was held during the 2016-2017 & 2017-2018 academic years.
Dr. Tachau’s papers are housed in the Women's History Collection at the University Archives as part of the Women’s Manuscripts Collection Project.