The U.S. Secretary of State’s 2020 International Women of Courage
American Women for International Understanding (AWIU) cordially invites you to attend the 13th Annual International Women of Courage Celebration on Monday, March 16th at the Jonathan Club in downtown Los Angeles. Established in 2007, the annual Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award honors women around the globe who have exemplified exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for human rights, women’s equality, and social progress, often at great personal risk. This is the only Department of State award that pays tribute to emerging women leaders worldwide.
AWIU is privileged to collaborate once again with the U.S. Department of State to honor the 2020 International Women of Courage. For the past twelve years, AWIU has hosted an honorary dinner Celebration for the International Women of Courage and provided each recipient with a monetary grant to further her groundbreaking work. As part of its mission to address women’s issues worldwide, AWIU pays tribute to these exemplary women for their inspirational commitment to freedom and human dignity.
Please join us in celebrating the significant contributions of these leaders for their work on global women’s issues.
Honorary Committee Chair
American Women for International Understanding is pleased to announce that our Honorary Chair for the 2020 International Women of Courage Celebration is Willow Bay, veteran broadcast journalist and dean, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
AWIU Internationalism Award Recipient
American Women for International Understanding is pleased to announce that Deloitte will receive the 2020 AWIU Internationalism Award. Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax, and advisory services to many of the world’s most admired brands. Deloitte is being honored for its transformational work in addressing issues of diversity and inclusion in the global workplace and, in particular, for recognizing the importance of women’s empowerment and advancement worldwide.
2020 IWOC Sponsors & Patrons
Thank you to our Generous Sponsors and Patrons