List of awards honoring women


This list of awards honoring women is an index to articles about notable awards honoring women. It excludes media, science and technology and sports awards, which are covered by separate lists, and it excludes orders of chivalry for women. The list is organized by region and country of the sponsoring organization, but some awards are open to women around the world.

Gargi Gupta and other awardees of Nari Shakti Puraskar, 2017, Minister Maneka Gandhi.


Country Award Sponsor Notes
International Agent of Change Award Global Partnerships Forum, United Nations Champions of gender equality and women’s empowerment[1]
International Florence Nightingale Medal International Committee of the Red Cross "Exceptional courage and devotion to the wounded, sick or disabled or to civilian victims of a conflict or disaster" or "exemplary services or a creative and pioneering spirit in the areas of public health or nursing education".[2]
International Millennium Peace Prize for Women United Nations Development Fund for Women Efforts to end conflict[3]
International The Medal for the Martyrs International Veterans and volunteers with the SDF, YPG and YPJ. All coordinated by The Medal for the Martyrs project team. Presented to the next of kin to the international fighters and volunteers with the Kurdish forces that were killed while in Syria or died as a result of their service in Syria. Members of the Women's Protection Units (YPJ) are also eligible for the medal.
International Women in Business Award United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Women who have taken part in the EMPRETEC programme[4]


Country Award Sponsor Notes
Canada Governor General's Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case Governor General of Canada Promotion of equality for girls and women in Canada[5]
United States AWM–Microsoft Research Prize in Algebra and Number Theory Association for Women in Mathematics Outstanding young female researcher in algebra or number theory[6]
United States Anita Borg Institute Women of Vision Awards Exceptional achievement by women in technology[7]
United States Bennett Prize for Women Figurative Realists Steven Alan Bennett and Dr. Elaine Melotti Schmidt Women figurative realist painters[8]
United States Elaine Bennett Research Prize American Economic Association Outstanding research in any field of economics by a woman not more than seven years beyond her Ph.D.
United States Ghana Women of Courage Award United States Department of State Ghanaian women who have shown leadership, courage, resourcefulness, and willingness to sacrifice for others, especially in promoting women's rights in Ghana
United States Glamour Awards Glamour (magazine) Extraordinary and inspirational women from a variety of fields
United States Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Association for Computing Machinery Awards for women in computing
United States International Women of Courage Award United States Department of State Women around the world who have shown leadership, courage, resourcefulness, and willingness to sacrifice for others, especially in promoting women's rights
United States Joan & Joseph Birman Research Prize in Topology and Geometry Association for Women in Mathematics Outstanding young female researcher in topology or geometry
United States Los Angeles Times Women of the Year Silver Cup Los Angeles Times Achievements in science, religion, the arts, education and government, community service, entertainment, sports, business, and industry
United States Mary Garber Award Atlantic Coast Conference Female athlete who show extraordinary talent throughout the entire season
United States Oregon Women of Achievement Oregon Commission for Women Exemplary role models who promote the status of women in society, are committed to diversity and equity and have earned recognition for success and leadership in their fields
United States Remarkable Woman Award National Association of Women Business Owners Women who contribute time and talent to their organization and community
United States Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize Association for Women in Mathematics Outstanding research by a female mathematician who has recently earned tenure
United States Sadosky Prize Association for Women in Mathematics Outstanding young female researcher in mathematical analysis
United States The DVF Awards Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation Extraordinary women who are dedicated to transforming the lives of other women
United States Top Ten Professional Women Marjaree Mason Center Women based on strides in their professions, service to their communities, and how they have served as positive role models
United States Woman of Courage Award National Organization for Women Personal bravery in challenging entrenched power and in carrying out action that has the potential to benefit women in general


Country Award Sponsor Notes
Bangladesh Begum Rokeya Padak Government of Bangladesh Individual women for their exceptional achievement[9][10]
India I Am Woman awards Karan Gupta Education Foundation and IE Business School Women overcoming professional and personal challenges[11][12][13]
India Nari Shakti Puraskar President of India Achievements and contributions of women[14]
India Neerja Bhanot Award Neerja Bhanot-Pan Am Trust Woman of India subjected to social injustice, who faces the situation with grit and determination and extends help to other women in similar distress[15]
India Women Transforming India United Nations Exceptional women entrepreneurs, who are breaking the glass ceiling and challenging stereotypes[16][17]
Philippines Order of Gabriela Silang President of the Philippines Wives of heads of State and/or of government, both Filipino and foreign[18]
Sri Lanka Women Friendly Workplace Awards Satyn (magazine) & CIMA Recognised women friendly workplace cultures which empowering and help women.[19]
Vietnam Vietnamese Heroic Mother Government of Vietnam mMothers who have made numerous contributions and sacrifices for the cause of national liberation, national construction and defense, and the performance of international obligations[20]
Malaysia Golden Phoenix Award Asia Excellence Entrepreneur Federation Achievements and contributions of women[21]


Country Award Sponsor Notes
Denmark Tagea Brandt Rejselegat Tagea Brandt Rejselegat Women who have made a significant contribution in science, literature or art[22]
East Germany Clara Zetkin Medal Council of Ministers of East Germany Outstanding achievements in developing and advancing the country's socialist society[23][24]
France Femina Cup Femina (French magazine) Woman who, by sunset on 31 December each year, had made the longest flight, in time and distance, without landing
France Médaille de la Famille française Government of France Those who have successfully raised several children with dignity
Germany Cross of Honour of the German Mother German Reich German mother for exceptional merit to the German nation[25][26]
Germany Anne Klein Women's Award Heinrich Böll Foundation Women from anywhere in the world who are committed to gender democracy.
Greece Order of Beneficence President of the Hellenic Republic Distinguished services by women to Greece and in the public sphere
Russia Women's World Award World Awards Women who have influenced the world by their work in areas such as society or politics
Serbia Order of the Mother of Jugović Serbian Orthodox Church Mothers who have multiple children
Soviet Union Mother Heroine Soviet Union For bearing and raising a large family
Soviet Union Order of Maternal Glory Soviet Union Mothers bearing and raising seven or more children
United Kingdom 100 Women (BBC) BBC Series that examines the role of women in the 21st century[27]
United Kingdom Arab Woman of the Year Award London Arabia Organisation Achievements made by Arab women across the globe[28]
United Kingdom Max Mara Art Prize for Women Max Mara, Whitechapel Gallery Young female artist working in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom Royal Order of Victoria and Albert Queen Victoria Female members of the British royal family and female courtiers
United Kingdom Women of the Year Lunch The Women of the Year Lunch and Awards Women achievers


Country Award Sponsor Notes
Australia Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women Tasmanian Government Contribution to state of Tasmania[29]
Australia Victorian Honour Roll of Women Victoria (Australia) Achievements of women from the state of Victoria[30]
New Zealand Kate Sheppard Memorial Trust Award Kate Sheppard Memorial Award Trust For further education, study, research or training in areas which are of value in the community of New Zealand[31]
New Zealand New Zealand Women of Influence Award Westpac, Stuff NZ Women who make a difference to everyday New Zealanders' lives[32]
New Zealand Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year Fonterra Awarded to a woman who has made an outstanding contribution to the dairy industry[33]
New Zealand Women in Governance Awards Governance New Zealand To recognise commitment to diversity by both organisations and individuals in New Zealand[34]
New Zealand Women in Film and Television New Zealand Awards Women in Film and Television New Zealand To celebrate and encourage the achievements of New Zealand women in film, television and digital media[35]
Papua New Guinea Westpac Outstanding Women Award Westpac To recognize exceptional professional work of women in Papua New Guinea[36]

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