Committee on Women in Psychology (CWP) Leadership Awards

The APA Committee on Women in Psychology (CWP) invites nominations for its annual Leadership Awards. These awards demonstrate CWP’s commitment to ensuring that women receive equity both within psychology and as consumers of psychological services, and that issues pertaining to women are kept at the forefront of psychological research, education, training and practice.

Deadline: February 2, 2015

Sponsor: APA Committee on Women in Psychology


The following categories are used to examine each candidate’s work and qualifications. Leadership may be demonstrated by significant contributions in one or more of the following areas:


This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding delivery of psychological services to women. Such leadership includes working directly with women, directing and/or supervising psychological services for women, and/or development of innovative psychological services for women.


This award recognizes innovative, high-quality research accomplishments that affect women’s lives or improve their status. Such leadership includes but is not limited to (a) increasing our general knowledge and understanding of women’s experiences and development; and/or (b) developing theory and research relevant to decreasing societal biases (e.g., sexism, racism, heterosexism, abelism, ageism, etc.) that impede the advancement of women. Relevant activities include publication, teaching and mentoring.

Public Interest

This award recognizes individuals whose efforts have furthered the welfare of women. Such leadership includes but is not limited to (a) promoting policy/legislation that improves the welfare of women; (b) increasing the representation of women in psychology and society; (c) advocating for the rights of women; (d) using the psychology of science to advance women’s lives; (e) challenging the discrimination and harassment of all women; and (f) improving the welfare of underrepresented subpopulations of women in psychology and society.

Service in Psychology

This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their service to psychology, nationally and internationally. Such leadership includes serving in multiple leadership positions in the governance of psychology-oriented groups, having a sustaining impact and influence on women’s issues in policy and procedures in professional organizations, and/or tackling important and significant issues for women as part of their leadership activities.

How to Apply
Past Recipients