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.

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Previous AWIU Internationalism Award Winners

2021

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Deloitte

2019

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Honorable Ertharin Cousin
Former U.S. Ambassador

2018

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Ana C. Rold
Publisher, Diplomatic Courier

2017

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

2016

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

2015

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

2014

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

2013

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

2012

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

2012

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

2011

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

2010

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Laura W. Bush
Former First Lady of the United States

2009

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* 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. – 1999
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

AWIU Announces Deloitte as 2021 Internationalism Award Honoree

March 30, 2021

AWIU ANNOUNCES DELOITTE AS 2021 INTERNATIONALISM AWARD HONOREE American Women for International Understanding is proud to announce that the 2021 Internationalism Award recipient is Deloitte, provider of 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 …

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2019 Internationalism Award Recipient Announced

January 30, 2019

American Women for International Understanding (AWIU) proudly announces the selection of Hon. Ertharin Cousin, Global Food and Agriculture Expert as the 2019 recipient of the prestigious AWIU Internationalism Award. Former Ambassador Ertharin Cousin is a Distinguished Fellow of Global Agriculture at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Also, Hon. Cousin …

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AWIU Announces Diplomatic Courier’s Ana Rold as 2018 Internationalism Award Honoree

February 19, 2018

The American Women for International Understanding is honored to announce that the 2018 Internationalism Award recipient is Ana C. Rold, the founder and publisher of Diplomatic Courier, a global affairs media network. Ms. Rold is also an advocate for women’s global issues and a mentor to women leaders at home and …

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Introducing 2017 Internationalism Award recipient Anita DeFrantz

March 26, 2017

The American Women for International Understanding is honored to announce that the 2017 Internationalism Award recipient is Anita DeFrantz, an Olympian and member of the International Olympic Committee who is an advocate for equality and opportunity for women through sports, both in the United States and across the globe. The AWIU …

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2016 AWIU Internationalism Award Recipient is Harriet M. Fulbright

February 27, 2016

“I believe that global education is one of the most powerful tools to improve nations by reducing poverty, sustaining economic growth, and helping build a more peaceful world. Relations between countries are simply too important to be left in the hands of governments alone. Therefore, with our education programs we …

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