WiCS has instituted a Leadership Award to recognize initiatives that individuals have taken, beyond their own students and labs, to benefit women in cognitive science more broadly. Two leadership awards (at $1,000 each) will be given annually; the first two will be awarded at the WiCS workshop at the 2018 Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting.
Sample activities that might constitute the kinds of leadership we envision are listed below, but these are by no means exhaustive. We will be delighted to expand this list as examples of creative and effective leadership emerge.
Taken steps to enhance success of women scientists (e.g., writing papers & books; giving talks on this topic; publicizing inequalities and/or solutions; holding workshops).
Initiated programs that benefit women in cognitive science.
Sought funding for programs to support women in cognitive science.
Carried out significant professional service that benefitted women in cognitive science.
Nominations are gender- and rank-open; scientists of all genders and at all levels can contribute to the success of women in cognitive science.
Inaugural awardees will be recognized at the 2018 Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, November 15-18.