University of Wisconsin–Madison

Women’s Leadership Award

Description:

The Anne Louise Martino Leadership Award recognizes the valuable contributions of women student leaders and is the first in University of Wisconsin-Madison history to honor campus wide female undergraduate leadership.

Administered as part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Leadership Certificate Program and endorsed by the University’s women Deans, the $5,000 award was presented for the first time in the spring of 2014.

The intention of the Anne Louise Martino Leadership Award is to honor an outstanding graduating senior woman who has distinguished herself as a campus leader and to encourage and mentor her.  As the circle of recipients grows, a community of female leaders with common UW-Madison ties and experiences will be established.  This fellowship will foster continued support for women engaging in leadership.

Anne Martino was an active on-campus leader who graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1988.  She is a successful businesswoman who considers the award a way of paying forward the encouragement and mentoring she received from outstanding UW-Madison women Deans and mentors.

Selection Requirements:

  • A graduating undergraduate, degree-seeking student who identifies as female and has successfully completed the requirements for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Leadership Certificate within that same academic year.
  • Completion of the application process which includes both a written and video submission.

Selection Process:

A panel comprised of Leadership Certificate reviewers will recommend 3-5 candidates to a final selection committee including UW-Madison women Deans and the award donor(s).  As the award continues into the future, past recipients will also be involved in the selection process.

Application Instructions:

Application materials for the Anne Louise Martino Leadership Award can be accessed once a Leadership Certificate application profile has been created for you in the Wisconsin Involvement Network during your advising appointment.

Lily Hansen, Anne Louise Martino, & Iffat Bhuiyan. Lily & Iffat are the Spring 2018 Award Recipients.
Women's Leadership Certificate Award
Front Row from left to right: Kayla Sippl (2015 Anne Louise Martino Leadership Award Recipient) Anne Martino, and Mary Lou Martino Back Row from left to right: Lori Berquam (Vice Provost for Student Life and Dean of Students), Alexandria Pham (2016 Anne Louise Martino Leadership Award Recipient) and Donna Freitag (Leadership Certificate Advisor)
Women's Leadership Award Recipient 2016
Alexandria Pham is the 2016 Anne Louise Martino Leadership Award Recipient. Kala Sipple was the 2015 Award recipient.

Anne Louise Martino Leadership Award Recipients—Spring 2018

Name: Iffat Bhuiyan
Hometown: Platteville, WI
Year/Major: Graduated May 2018 with a degree in Community Environmental Sociology and Environmental Studies

During Iffat’s time at UW she has tackled numerous social justice issues, while obtaining the opportunity to expand her leadership skills. This year she completed her Presidency within the Wisconsin Union, where she learned a tremendous amount of responsibility as well as how to be challenged by her peers, faculty and administration. At the WI Union, Iffat worked tirelessly with staff and student leaders to improve the campus climate. As a recent graduate Iffat is excited to explore the world of student affairs!

To see Iffat’s video submission, click here.

Name: Lily Hansen

Hometown: San Anselmo, CA

Year/Major: Graduated May 2018 with a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Lily learned that everything she does to help others and be a leader is connected. She was able to do a lot of self-reflection over the four years of pursuing the certificate and in this time she found the Leadership Framework to be complimentary of what she was already doing. The Leadership framework sharpened Lily’s skills and after graduating in May, she will be directing a program at my overnight camp for young adults with disabilities. She then hopes to work for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and eventually go to law school to study child advocacy or special education law. This year, she was able to start two campaigns: they are both photo/video projects, and one addresses sexual assault awareness and the other, mental health.

To see Lily’s video submission, click here.


Past Award Recipients