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The Emerald wants to celebrate outstanding women at UO. Find out how you can nominate someone here.

Do you know a woman making a positive impact in the University of Oregon community? Chances are, you probably do — and chances are, she probably doesn’t get enough recognition. The Emerald is looking for local women to honor as part of Women’s History Month in March. Our newsroom will choose one woman from the pool of nominees and feature her story on the cover of our weekly newspaper. We want to hear from the community about the amazing women who are out there every day, making a difference at UO with their integrity, courage, innovation, creativity, spirit, smarts, leadership, hard work and ambition. Help us honor the women of UO!

Fill out a nomination form here. 


She identifies as a woman.

She should be be an undergraduate or graduate student, staff member, faculty or UO-affiliated community member (e.g. SafeRide driver, janitor, alumnus).

She should be a leader in her community who is actively making positive contributions to the UO and Oregon at large.

Her actions should demonstrate integrity, courage, or innovation.

She should be innovative or pushing barriers and stereotypes surrounding gender and/or race.

A leader in her field of work, volunteer work or area study; making waves with a positive, tangible impact.

She must be willing to participate in her nomination.

The person who is doing the nomination must obtain permission to nominate the woman and include contact info for both parties.

Examples of nominees (but not limited to):

A scientist or grad student doing exemplary research.

A student on campus working tirelessly for social justice.

A woman taking part in community action or doing hands-on community work, such as organizing education opportunities for local children or organizing food drives for local food banks.


Anyone making a nomination should fill out our form here. The Emerald’s management team and desk editors will review the nominations and hold a vote on February 18th to pick which woman’s story we will feature. A reporter will interview the honoree the following week and set up a time to photograph her before March 3.

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Emily Goodykoontz

Emily Goodykoontz

Emily is the Emerald's digital managing editor. Former Snowden reporting intern at the Forest Grove News-Times and Hillsboro Tribune. Former editor-in-chief at the Commuter. Follow her on Twitter or send a tip to @sharkasaurusX.