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. 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.

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.
  • Commitment to attending the Leadership Certificate award ceremony in spring should an applicant be selected for the award.

Selection Process:

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 Instructions:

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.

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 (Past Vice Provost for Student Life and Dean of Students), Alexandria Pham (2016 Anne Louise Martino Leadership Award Recipient) and Donna Freitag (Assistant Director of Leadership Development)
Women's Leadership Award Recipient 2016
Alexandria Pham is the 2016 Anne Louise Martino Leadership Award Recipient. Kayla Sippl was the 2015 Award recipient.

Anne Louise Martino Leadership Award Recipient—Spring 2021

Name: Shehrose Charania

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Year/Major: Graduated May 2021 with a degree in Health Promotion and Health Equity with Certificates in Global Health & Public Policy & Leadership

Shehrose, a Posse Scholar, focused on systematically helping the Madison and Wisconsin community through empowering future women STEM leaders through the WIScience STEM Immersion Program, serving as a peer mentor through public health projects, and through the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health’s Providers and Teens Communicating for Health (PATCH). Through her leadership experiences, she became self-aware by recognizing the barriers to knowledge that can exist and gained skills on how to communicate, develop and implement programs that would increase the quality of lives and serve different populations. Post-graduation, Shehrose will matriculate into the Master of Public Health in Health Administration and Policy at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

To see Shehrose’s video submission, click here.


Past Award Recipients