Gwendolyn Mikell Award for Womxn’s Empowerment

Information about the 2024 award will be posted in February 2024.

The Gwendolyn Mikell Award for Womxn’s Empowerment is a collaborative effort between the SIPS Fund and Georgetown University’s BRAVE Summit to award an undergraduate student or alumni (since 2001) for their contributions to womxn’s empowerment.

Gwendolyn Mikell was the first tenured (professor) Black woman at Georgetown. She taught at Georgetown for 47 years, having recently retired in August 2021. In her time at Georgetown, she chaired the Department of Sociology and Anthropology from 1992-2007 and directed the African Studies Program from 1996-2007. Gwendolyn Mikell is a trailblazer and inspiration for Georgetown students and faculty, and we are proud to honor her legacy through this award.