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Letter from the Jury


UN Women USA celebrates the efforts of women around the world who support women and girls - and inspire others to do the same.  The Award was created to manifest gratitude and recognition for the projects and efforts of Women the world over, and to encourage new initiatives. The “UN Women USA Rise and Raise Others Award “ will be granted to outstanding women dedicated to empowering others.  The categories take into account the focus on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the United Nations.  

The voting process is currently underway at The specialized jury is composed of women with consolidated careers globally (50%) and by popular vote (50%).  Voting is open to the public until October 25, 2022.


This year , the nominees come from Germany, Bahrain, Brazil, USA, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iceland, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Poland and the United Kingdom.  There are four nominees in each of the eight categories.  This year’s  categories are: “Poverty Eradication”, “Health and Well-being”, “Quality Education”, “Gender Equality”, “Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure”, “Reducing Inequalities”, “Action Against Global Climate Change” and “Peace, Justice and Effective Institutions”.


All nominees were curated from a long list of Women who share their most important assets – time, knowledge, experience and passion – to help others to develop on personal, professional, intellectual and emotional levels.  

Through their tireless and limitless endeavors, they change the status quo, create bonds and build communities.


To compose the Jury, leaders from all over the globe were invited, appointed by Women's Empowerment organizations . They are also influencers and Women who help other women grow .  


The winners will be revealed on October 26, live from Stage at The Makers Conference 2022 at 10:30 am PST.   The event brings together hundreds of business leaders and allies from diverse backgrounds, people who are passionate about accelerating equity in the workplace and beyond by forging purposeful partnerships and sharing stories that ignite passion, drive action, and stimulate change. The conference takes place at the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort hotel in Dana Point, California, and the awards will be broadcast live on the event's website.


WHEN: Until 10/25/2022



WHEN: 10/26/2022 -10:30amPST

WHERE: During the Makers 2022 conference at the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California




Natasha de Caiado Castro

President of the Jury

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