Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb S.T.E.A.M. Women’s Empowerment Initiatives

This year we celebrate six years of furthering the legacy of Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb.  Our theme for this year is “Lift as You Climb” which speaks to the strong value we as self-identified women should place on supporting other women to achieve their goals and ambitions as we pursue our own.

This year we invite you to attend the

Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb S.T.E.A.M. Women’s Empowerment Awards Luncheon
Wednesday, March 30th, 2022
12-1pm
Livingston Student Center

Seats are limited, so we encourage you to register and nominate today:

Registrations and nominations close on Wednesday, March 23rd.

Award Nomination Categories

Trailblazer (S.T.E.A.M.) Award

The (5) recipients of this award are self-identified women students who have broken barriers within the Rutgers- New Brunswick community in the spirit of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, or Mathematics. These self-identified women are catalyst for change and have made a significant contribution as student leaders to create opportunities for other self-identified woman. 

SupportHER Award

The recipient of this award is a student organization that champions for women within the Rutgers University community. A SupportHER is an organization who paves the road to empower women in leadership roles. A SupportHER is a champion for the inclusion of women within the community.

Lift As You Climb Award

The recipient of this award is a self-identified woman who is recognized for breaking down barriers and paving the way for self-identified women students on campus. She believes in empowering women, she is a visionary leader.

Legacy Leadership Award

The recipient of this award is an extraordinary self-identified woman who has manifested a legacy that continues to inspire others. They have dedicated their life to the advancement of others and paved the way for the leaders of tomorrow. They are recognized as an ambassador for self-identified women through their extraordinary dedication, personal achievements, and service to others.

Social Impact Award

The Social Impact Award recipient is a student organization or self-identified woman who dedicates their life to making an impact as a successful locally, nationally or globally.

Mentorship Award

The recipient of this award is an extraordinary self-identified woman who has manifested a legacy that continues to inspire others. She has dedicated her life to the advancement of others and paved the way for the leaders of tomorrow. She is recognized as an ambassador for women through her extraordinary dedication, personal achievements, and service to others through mentorship, philanthropy, and business. (Open to Rutgers–New Brunswick Faculty and Staff)

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For more information, please contact Karima Woodyard – karima.woodyard@rutgers.edu

Looking to connect with a mentor? Here are some tips: Mentorship Checklist

We encourage you to use our Women’s HERstory Month Virtual backgrounds throughout the month.

Learn more about Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb

Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb overcame racial segregation and sexism throughout her career, excelling in her work throughout the country as a researcher, professor and higher education administrator. As a scientific researcher, she studied the skin pigment melanin and the testing of new chemotherapy drugs to treat melanoma; her research is still widely applied to the treatment of skin and lung cancers.

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Goals

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Unite, educate and inspire women to discover their passion and purpose and elevate their understanding of what it means to be a woman in today’s society.

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Create an atmosphere where women from all walks of life can empower each other to achieve new levels of success.

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Create a platform where we can recognize and celebrate self-identified female students, faculty, staff and alumni who have made significant strides in their disciplines, who overcame challenges and who have left their imprint on our community today.