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2015 Finalists

These five outstanding students were selected from hundreds of applicants across the country for their innovative ideas about women in the workplace. Read their winning essays and join us in congratulating their hard work.

Sharon Chung
To.Get.Her Program

Grand Prize Winner

Sabrina Ma
Breaking Ceilings, Building Talent

Priyanka Mara
Glass Ceiling No More

Lakshitha Rajendran
Confident Girls to Workforce Leaders

Leilani Stacy
Building Confidence: From Policy to Practice

 

About the Scholarship

The Advancing Aspirations Global Scholarship (AAGS) engages college students in pressing women's issues and connects them with today’s impactful leaders so together they can achieve the further global advancement of women. Discover partners with Womenetics to encourage future leaders to think critically about the business issues affecting women today by offering $15,000 in scholarship funds.

The winner of the competition will be announced at the 2015 Global Women’s Initiative conference in Chicago on November 13, 2015, which will convene international thought leaders to explore Confidence is Key: Solutions for Building the Bench. This year’s conference will examine how attention by employers to the intersection between professional and personal realities is essential for companies to fully leverage diverse talent and for women in business to successfully grow and lead. What strategies can be used to develop women leaders and to generate holistic work environments that allow them to thrive?
 

2014 AAGS Scholarship Finalists in Chicago (L to R): Samantha Herold, Susan Liu, Erin Trumble, Sara Miller and Anna Hiran

 

Prizes

5 students will be selected to win a total of $15,000 dollars and an expense-paid trip to attend and participate in the 2015 Global Women’s Initiative conference in Chicago on Nov. 13, 2015.
 

  • Grand prize (1): $5,000

  • Runners-up (4): $2,500
     

Prize money is intended to finance education, travel or other opportunities that may lead to further understanding of these important global business issues.
 

Selection Process

Essays will be read anonymously and scored using a detailed grading rubric. Essays will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

        • Content

        • Originality

        • Quality of research

        • Organization

        • Style and mechanics
 

The essays with the top five scores will be selected as finalists. The grand prize winner will be selected from the top five essays by the Honorable Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of the Georgetown University Institute for Women, Peace and Security and former Inaugural United States Ambassador on Global Women’s Issues.

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