Welcome to the AWARD Role-modeling Events page, where you can read about how women agricultural scientists are giving back to their communities. Here, we will be posting stories from all 11 countries in which our AWARD Fellows work.
AWARD Fellows practice their leadership skills and share their knowledge within the broader community by organizing a role-modeling event. Such events may take the form of a special university seminar, or an inspiring talk at a secondary school, community workshop, workplace, career fair, farmer’s market, or other similar activity. This sharing increases fellows’ visibility, while encouraging youth to consider science—particularly agriculture research—as a viable career option.
To date, more than 23,000 people (primarily female high school students) have been involved in role-modeling events led by AWARD Fellows.