Honoring women of extraordinary courage and action
The Women Have Wings Award honors women of courage who have taken bold risks to ensure a more just and peaceful future for us all.
The inaugural year of the Women Have Wings Awards - 2012 - celebrated the 75th anniversary of Amelia Earhart's notorious global flight. With an endowment funded by the sale of the only flying and fully-restored sistership of Earhart's 1935 Lockheed Electra 10E, Women Have Wings has honored THIRTY-ONE women with the Women Have Wings Award. This global recognition increases the awareness of their work, infuses their in-country movements with desperately needed resources and fosters collaboration between annual Award recipients and the larger global community.
Women Have Wings will honor, in perpetuity, women of great vision and courage. Women Have Wings acknowledges the generous efforts of the Women Have Wings Global Council of Advisors, for without their wisdom, this Award would not be possible.