Recognition Programs

The Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity believes in the importance of publicly recognizing and honoring those who are role models and trailblazers, advancing the promotion of gender equity through their actions and by their example. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2019 WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME/RECOGNITION AWARD RECIPIENTS - Click here to see this year's awards booklet (pdf)

2019 Recognition Program

2019 Women's Hall of Fame Panel
Leading a life of meaning 




Annual Recognition Program

In the mid 1960's the Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity (ETC) began hosting an annual women's recognition program to honor outstanding women at KU who have served as trailblazers, innovators, role-models, mentors, and advocates for change. ETC continues this tradition today, expanding the scope to include those of all genders who are contributing to advancing gender equity and serving as role models. Every April, ETC hosts a recognition program  to honor exceptional  KU students, faculty, staff, and alumni. All student recipients receive a cash award made possible by the University of Kansas Women's Memorial Scholarship Fund and ETC's generous supporters. To learn more about becoming a Friend of the Center, or to donate to the KU Women's Memorial Fund, click here or contact us.

KU Women's Hall of  Fame

The Hall of Fame honorees are exemplary KU women alumn, faculty, staff and affiliates. Through their significant contributions and achievements, overall impact, outstanding character, and scope of influence, serve as role models for students as leaders and changemakers in their careers and in their communities. 

Pioneer Woman Award

The Pioneer Woman winners are exemplary Kansas women who have made historic contributions of local or statewide significance. Only one woman per year is chosen for this prestigious award and she need not be affiliated with the University. The Pioneer Woman award is given out every year at the annual recognition program.  


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