Woman of Color at Penn

Women of Color Day Awards

The National Institute for Women of Color (NIWC) has proclaimed March 1st National Women of Color Day. Penn, UPHS, Presbyterian and Pennsylvania Hospital seek to increase our awareness of the talents and achievements of women of color by recognizing them with the Women of Color Day Award.

Please join us as we recognize our 2015 Women of Color Honorees

Maritza Santiago-Torres
Staff Honoree

Zia Okocha & Akeesha Washington
Graduate Student Honorees

Mounica Gummadi
Undergraduate Student Honoree

Frances Aulston
Community Honoree

Regina Austin
Helen O. Dickens Lifetime Achievement Honoree


Nomination forms:

The Women of Color Awards are given in recognition of individuals who have conscientiously endeavored to increase respect for women of color at Penn, University of Pennsylvania Health Systems, Presbyterian, Pennsylvania Hospitals and the Delaware Valley community. Annually, awards are given in up to five categories: Helen O. Dickens, faculty/staff, graduate and/or professional student, undergraduate student, and community member.

Nominees must be affiliated with University of Pennsylvania Health Systems, Presbyterian or Pennsylvania Hospital, the local Philadelphia area and have demonstrated:

  • Outstanding leadership
  • Distinguished service
  • Positive impact on the community
  • Commitment to enhancing quality of life for and/or serving as a role model for women of color

Learn more about the 2015 WOCAP Day Conference.