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Honoring Extraordinary Women

Our signature event, the Annual Barbara Seaman Awards for Activism in Women’s Health, takes place each June and honors extraordinary women who are making a difference. At the Network’s Annual Barbara Seaman Awards, we honor women who carry on Barbara’s legacy of mentoring young female activists.

Our past honorees and guest speakers:

2019: 12th Annual Barbara Seaman Awards

  • Lifetime Achievement Honoree – Harriet A. Washington
  • Emerging Activist – Tarryn Bazemore Williams & Tamoyia Ragsdale
  • Guest Speaker – Dr. Jamila Perritt, MD

2018: 11th Annual Barbara Seaman Awards

  • Lifetime Achievement Honoree – Beverly Whipple
  • Emerging Activist – Sameera Qureshi, MS
  • Guest Speaker – Silvia Henriquez

2017: 10th Annual Barbara Seaman Awards

  • Lifetime Honoree –  Susan F. Wood
  • Emerging Activist –  Renee Bracey Sherman
  • Guest Speaker –  Monica Simpson

2016: 9th Annual Barbara Seaman Awards

  • Lifetime Honoree –  Vivian W. Pinn, MD
  • Emerging Activist –  Vanessa Schick
  • Guest Speaker –  Sandra Kim

2015: 8th Annual Barbara Seaman Awards

  • Lifetime Honoree – Loretta Ross
  • Emerging Activist – Laura Kirkpatrick,
  • Guest Speaker – Judy Norsigian
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2014: 7th Annual Barbara Seaman Awards

  • Lifetime Honoree – Pat Reuss
  • Emerging Activist – Aurora Munoz
  • Guest Speaker – Jodi Jacobson

2013: 6th Annual Barbara Seaman Awards

  • Lifetime Honoree – Nancy Boothe,
  • Emerging Activist – Zerlina Maxwell
  • Guest Speaker – Lori Kaplan

2012: 5th Annual Barbara Seaman Awards

  • Lifetime Honoree – Inca Mohamed
  • Emerging Activist – Aquene Freechild
  • Guest Speaker – Darlene Nipper

2011: 4th Annual Barbara Seaman Awards

  • Lifetime Honoree – Susan Hester
  • Emerging Activist – Fushena Maxwell
  • Guest Speaker – Byllye Avery

2010: 3rd Annual Barbara Seaman Awards

  • Lifetime Honoree – Anne Kasper
  • Emerging Activist – Miriam Zoila Perez
  • Guest Speaker – Barbara Ehrenreich

2009: 2nd Annual Barbara Seaman Awards

  • Lifetime Honoree – Adisa Douglas
  • Emerging Activist – Tiffany Reed
  • Guest Speaker – Vivian Pinn

2008: 1st Annual Barbara Seaman Awards

  • Lifetime Honoree – Lynn Paltrow
  • Emerging Activist – Gina Arias

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