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. Recipients join the UW-Madison Women’s Leadership Award Network: a community of female leaders with common UW-Madison ties and experiences. 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.
- 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.
- Commitment to attending the Leadership Certificate award ceremony in spring should an applicant be selected for the award.
A panel comprised of Leadership Certificate reviewers will recommend 3-5 candidates to a final selection committee including UW-Madison women Deans, past recipients, and the award donor(s).
Application materials for the Anne Louise Martino Leadership Award can be accessed once you are enrolled in the Leadership Certificate on Canvas during your advising appointment.
Anne Louise Martino Leadership Award Recipient—Spring 2020
Name: Anna Walther
Hometown: Kenosha, WI
Year/Major: Graduated May 2020 with a degree in Community and Environmental Sociology
Anna spent most of her time at UW-Madison focused on systematically helping the Madison community as a student leader through the Morgridge Center for Public Service, by implementing various food security initiatives, and by collaborating with research centers like the Institute for Research on Poverty. Through her leadership experiences, she learned about empathizing with others and how to empower people and organizations seeking to make lasting change. Post-graduation, Anna will matriculate into UW-Madison’s School of Social Work for their joint MSW/PhD program in Social Work.
To see Anna’s video submission, click here.