Sutapa Banerjee (2015)
believes that when it comes to gender equity, policies must change behavior before they change beliefs. Ms. Banerjee recently authored
The Economic Times
outlining critical steps to keep women in the workforce.
Patricia López Aufranc (2015)
says that we have to address root causes to keep women in positions of leadership. In
, Ms. López Aufranc details how stereotypes and biases against women continue to be pervasive in our collective consciousness.
Judy Perry Martinez (2015)
recently earned the New Orleans Bar Association's Presidents' Award. Ms. Perry Martinez received the association's
highest level of recognition
for her "leadership, service, and concern for the well-being of all."
Lauren States (2015)
is helping develop the next generation of women engineers. Ms. States has been an active mentor in the Women's International Leadership program at International House and was featured in the organization's most
Jeff Dunn (2014)
and Sesame Workshop continue to earn national attention for their groundbreaking work. Sesame Workshop received the
American Ingenuity Award
for social progress for introducing the Muppet character Julia to explain autism to children.
Gillian Sorensen (2014)
shared her insights on a career in diplomacy with the International Women's Forum. Ms. Sorensen was a conference speaker at the 2017 World Cornerstone Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, and reflected on her time at the UN in
with the IWF.
Donna Wing (2012)
is using theatre to restore and maintain historic sites in the United States. Dr. Wing's "
" helps to showcase the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site with innovative performances throughout the year.
Tony Barash (2010)
is using memoir writing to mitigate gang violence in Cook County Jail. Mr. Barash has expanded his
program to Chicago, helping violent pre-trial detainees reflect and take ownership of their stories.
Ray Jetson (2010)
is bringing organizations together to train mentors for black boys and teens in Baton Rouge. Rev. Jetson is working to create a
network of organizations
mentoring youth, recruiting new mentors, and leading efforts to train and deploy these new mentors.
Doug Rauch (2010)
continues to be a champion in the fight against food waste. Mr. Rauch was profiled in a
, and spoke in a panel for audience members following the film's premier at the GlobeDocs Film Festival in Boston.