The Case Western Reserve University community recently celebrated the accomplishments of dozens of faculty during the Fifth Annual Women of Achievement & Mather Spotlight Prize Luncheon.
Presented by the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women and the Office of the Provost, this was the first year the two signature programs were combined. Over 100 faculty, staff, students, alumnae and community members attended the program, where President Barbara R. Snyder discussed the topic of "The Future of Higher Education: Attracting and Advancing all of the Best Talent."
"Everyone was delighted the president was able to deliver the keynote, and they were inspired by seeing her commitment to diversity and women's issues," said Dorothy Miller, the Center for Women's director.
The eight Mather Spotlight Award recipients were chosen by their respective schools. Miller said the selection process varies from school to school, and women faculty can be nominated during different stages of their academic careers. "They are honored for their scholarship and research. People were impressed with the accomplishments of the prize winners." Prizes are funded by the Spotlight Series Endowment, established in 1989 by the Mather Centennial Celebration of the Flora Stone Mather Alumnae Association.
Women of Achievement also were recognized at the luncheon. Endowed professorships, new leadership roles and tenure and promotion appointments were celebrated.
The Center for Women's mission is to improve the educational, professional and social climate, and to increase opportunities for women within the university and community through education, advocacy and research. "This was a wonderful event and it garnered a larger, more diverse audience. We wanted people to celebrate their accomplishments together," Miller explained. She added that it allowed people from different departments and offices on campus who might not have known each other an opportunity to meet and learn more about each other's work.
The program was held on September 26 in Thwing Center's ballroom.
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