Leadership Excellence Awards

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the graduation of Georgia Tech’s first two female graduates, Diane Michel and Shirley Clements Mewborn. In celebration of Tech’s first female graduates, the 2016 Diversity Symposium theme is “Celebrating Women at Georgia Tech,” and awards will be given to women who are excelling in leadership, collaboration, and innovation.

In light of this year’s theme, select women faculty, staff, and alumnae within the Georgia Tech community will be recognized with the Leadership Excellence Awards at the 2016 Diversity Symposium Reception on Thursday, September 15, 2016.

If you would like to submit a nomination for the Leadership Excellence Awards, complete the form below. Additionally, in the spirit of “Celebrating Women at Georgia Tech,” the Women’s Resource Center is seeking nominations for the annual Women of Distinction Awards to honor women who demonstrate exemplary leadership abilities. To learn more, visit www.wlc.gatech.edu/award-nominations.


Recipients will be women leaders who have empowered constituencies, strengthened collaboration across units, and inspired innovation. Through their work, they have accomplished one or more of the following:

  • Built communities and raised the capacity of others to collectively advance the Institute’s potential.
  • Either had national or international impact or, if at the regional level, attracted wider recognition.
  • Created needed institutions, initiatives, and/or programs.
  • Transformed their chosen field and presented fundamental and influential research contributions.

All women faculty, staff, and alumnae of Georgia Tech.

Nomination Process

The nomination period is now closed for the Leadership Excellence Awards.


The Leadership Excellence Awards will be presented at the 2016 Diversity Symposium Reception scheduled for Thursday, September 15, 2016 at the Historic Academy of Medicine.