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UW-Madison honors two for advancing the status of women

Two people from the UW-Madison community will be honored April 16 for their efforts to improve the status of women at the university.

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UW-Madison announced Thursday that two people from the UW community will be honored with the Women’s Philanthropy Council Champion Awards for advancing the status of women at the university.

The biennial award is granted to one man and one woman. The two winners are Lori DiPrete Brown, associate director for education at the Global Health Institute, and Robert Golden, Robert Turell Professor in Medical Leadership, according to a university release.

Brown directs UW-Madison’s 4W Initiative, Women and Well-being in Wisconsin and the World, and has created a variety of programs that address women’s financial independence and sex trafficking, among others.

“I have been fortunate to find myself in a circle of intelligent, spirited, bold women,” Brown said in the release. “I am proud of what we have done together and look forward to what we can do in the future.”

Golden has helped recruit prominent female faculty members during his time as dean of UW-Madison's School of Medicine and Public Health. He has also provided these faculty members with leadership opportunities, according to the release.

“Inclusivity is absolutely essential if UW–Madison is to achieve its full potential,” Golden said in the release. “We must make a conscious commitment to support the advancement of women in order to mitigate the destructive impact of the unconscious biases that remain within all of us.”

The awards are scheduled to be presented to the winners April 16 at the 2016 4W Summit on Women, Gender and Well-being, according to the release. 

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