Women of Color 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 Award.

Francis Aulston

28th Women of Color at Penn Annual Awards Luncheon "Community Award" recipient - Francis Aulston

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 six categories: Helen O. Dickens, outstanding legacy, 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, or the local Philadelphia area and must have demonstrated:

  • Exceptional 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