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The American Woman Award

 

Every year, WREI honors individuals who have achieved great distinction and who, by conscious effort and example, promote equity for women with the American Woman Award.

To see biographies and photographs from our former winners, please click on a link below. There are also photographs from our most recent galas.

 

Past Recipients:

 

 

 

Andrea Jung
Chairman of the Board and CEO, Avon Products, Inc.
2005

Ann Dibble Jordan
Social Worker;
Cultural and Education Leader
2004

Marsha Johnson Evans
Admiral, U.S. Navy;
President and CEO, American Red Cross;
Executive Director, Girl Scouts of America
2003

Chamique Holdsclaw
Olympic Athlete;
Star of the Washington Mystics Basketball Team
2002

 

Cathleen Black
President, Hearst Magazines
2001

 

Alice Rivlin
Economist;
Vice Chair, Federal Reserve Board
MacArthur Fellow
2000

 

Sally Ride
Astronaut
1999

Barbara Kennelly
Congresswoman from Connecticut
1998

Muriel Siebert
First woman on the New York Stock Exchange
1997

Nancy Kassebaum Baker
Senator from Kansas
1996

Nita Lowey
Congresswomen from New York
1995

Constance Morella
Congresswomen from Maryland
1995

Ellen Goodman
Pulitizer Prize-winning columnist, The Boston Globe
1994

Marian Wright Edelman
Founder and president, Children’s Defense Fund
1993

Donna De Varona
Olympic Athlete; sports commentator;
Co-founder of the Women’s Sports Foundation
1992

Sarah McClendon
Newspaperwoman
1991

Johnetta B. Cole
President, Spelman College
1990

Corinne (Lindy) Clairborne Boggs
Congresswoman from Louisiana
Ambassador to the Vatican
1989

 

Photos from the American Woman Awards Dinners and Galas:

 

2005 Andrea Jung

 

Andrea Jung
2005

2004 Ann Dibble Jordan

Ann Dibble Jordan
2004

2003 Marsha Johnson Evans

 

Marsha Johnson Evans
2003

2002 Chamique Holdsclaw

 

Chamique Holdsclaw
2002