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Women’s Progress Awards

What are the Women's Progress Awards?ACE Awards Logo

The Women’s Progress Awards have been honoring Texas A&M University students, staff, faculty, and administrators who encourage and promote sensitivity to and awareness of issues that relate to women since 1994.  

Award recipients are announced at the Accountability, Climate and Equity (ACE) Awards on April 11, 2018 at 11:30am in the Bethancourt Ballroom (MSC 2300), where they each receive a commemorative item and $250.   

For a list of former Women's Progress Award Winners, see the link to the left.


What are the nomination guidelines?

Nominations can be submitted online at the ACE Awards Website and are due by Monday, March 5, 2017.  Nominations must include 1) a statement (letter) from the nominator and 2) up to two additional letters of support.  Letters of support must be uploaded with the nomination statement.

The nomination statement should inform the Selection Committee why the nominee should receive the Women’s Progress Award.  To the best of your ability, please include answers to the following questions:

  • In what capacity do you know the nominee and how long have you known them?
  • How has the nominee impacted and/or transformed the environment for women through their actions? (this could include improving the climate for women around them; positively supporting, promoting, and advocating for women)
  • How has the nominee demonstrated leadership?
  • How long has the nominee been involved in women’s issues?
  • Any other relevant information you would like to include.

All award nominees MUST:  

    1. Demonstrate concern for and actively seek out experiences that raise awareness of women’s-related issues. 
    2. Be nominated by another individual.


Specific Criteria per Category:  

Student:  Nominee must be a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student; demonstrates commitment to an improved environment for women students; shows commitment to women’s issues through volunteer work, elected position, advocacy, and/or other forms of leadership on or off campus. 

Staff:  Nominee must be a non-faculty employee, other than an administrator as defined below; strives to improve the work environment for women; positively promotes women in the workplace. 

Faculty:  Nominee must be a tenure or non-tenure track faculty; fosters an environment that is supportive to the needs of women; provides class content and lectures that are inclusive in their approach and sensitive to women’s issues. 

Administrator:  Nominee must be at department head level or above; encourages and directs attention to an improved environment for women through policy formation, goal setting, programs, staff selection, etc.; positively promotes women’s issues in the workplace.