About the Award
Established in 2001, the Robin Morgan Outstanding Woman Award is presented annually by WAND to a DU woman who goes beyond her job responsibilities to advocate for women in the University of Denver community. In 2015, the Women's Coalition expanded this award to include faculty, administrators, undergraduate and graduate students.
The award is named for Robin Morgan, who worked at DU in 1996-1997 and organized staff women to foster their professional development and enhance the mission of the University through women’s voices and competence. The recipients of this award are woman who carry on these ideals.
About Robin Morgan
Robin Morgan, an award-winning poet, novelist, political theorist, feminist activist, journalist, editor, and best-selling author, has published more than 20 books, including the now-classic anthology Sisterhood Is Powerful. Founder and President of The Sisterhood Is Global Institute and co-founder of The Women's Media Center, she serves on the boards of many women’s organizations in the US and abroad. In 1990, as Editor-in-Chief of Ms. Magazine, she re-launched the magazine as an international, award-winning, ad-free bimonthly periodical, resigning in 1994 to become Global Consulting Editor. Robin is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Prize (Poetry) and numerous other honors. She currently resides in New York City. Learn more about Robin >>
To be considered for the Robin Morgan award, the nominee must:
- Be a current staff, faculty, administrator, undergraduate student, or graduate student woman at DU
- Have worked at DU for at least two years (for staff, faculty or administrator)
- Is at least in her sophomore year if an undergraduate student, or her second year if a graduate student
- Promote and enhance the University community by addressing the concerns of women
- Go beyond her job responsibilities to advocate for DU women through her example and work with other women