The AWIU Internationalism Award

The AWIU Internationalism Award is presented to individuals who have addressed concerns and issues facing women worldwide. The commitment and work of the individuals have set them apart by every standard. Recipients have exhibited international support for women’s issues and contributed to worldwide understanding, raised awareness of global concerns, and fostered and encouraged cross-cultural dialogue. The Internationalism Award is presented annually at the International Women of Courage Celebration.

Previous AWIU Internationalism Award Winners

2018
Internationalism Award


Ana C. Rold
Publisher, Diplomatic Courier 

2017
Internationalism Award


Anita DeFrantz
Member, International Olympic Committee, Olympian and Advocate for Equity in Global Sports

2016
Internationalism Award


Harriet M. Fulbright
President of the Fulbright Center and Advocate for International Education

2015
Internationalism Award


Laurie Garrett
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Investigative Journalist, Best-Selling Author, and Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Affairs

2014
Internationalism Award


Melanne Verveer
First U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues and Founding Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and  Security

2013
Internationalism Award


Marie Thérèse Royce
Senior Director International Public Affairs, Alcatel-Lucent

2012
Internationalism Award


Cathy McMorris Rodgers
U.S. Congresswoman, 5th District, Washington

2012
Internationalism Award


Donna F. Edwards
U.S. Congresswoman, 4th District, Washington

2011
Internationalism Award


The Honorable Bonnie McElveen-Hunter
Former U.S. Ambassador to Finland and Founder and CEO of Pace Communications

2010
Internationalism Award


Laura W. Bush
Former First Lady of the United States

2009
Internationalism Award


Doris Buffett
Founder and President, Sunshine Lady Foundation

* Caroline Leonetti Ahmanson
* The Honorable Leonore Annenberg
The Honorable Shirley Temple Black
Sylvia A. Earle, Ph.D.
Mary Jean Eisenhower – 2001
* Pauline Frederick
* Frances Hammer
* Bernice M. Hemphill
Fay Kanin
* The Honorable Jewel Lafontant-Mankarious
Bette Bao Lord
* The Honorable Clare Boothe Luce
U.S. Astronaut Shannon W. Lucid, Ph. D.
Madame Jehan el Sadat, Ph. D.
U.S.S.R. Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova
Helen Thomas
* Kazuko Toyoda
Governor and Mrs. Pete Wilson

* Deceased