The Soroptimist International Prize for Gender Studies
Soroptimist International is a worldwide organisation for women in management and professions working through service projects to advance human rights and the status of women.
Soroptimists are women who inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls through a global network of members as well as local and international partnerships.
Soroptimist International Adelaide, Barossa, Mt Gambier, Naracoorte, Northern Highlands, Southern and Torrens Clubs in the Region of South Australia Eastern Districts, Naracoorte, Southern Districts, Barossa and Torrens Clubs in the region of South Australia have provided ongoing support and an annual prize to encourage and support feminist scholarship important to the advancement of women. The prize is awarded to the student whose academic performance, in the opinion of the examiners; show her/him to be the most outstanding student in Level III Gender Studies courses.
Gender Studies Award Recipients
The Department of Gender Studies and Social Analysis acknowledged the achievements of the 2016 prize-winners on Tuesday 2 May 2017 in the Ira Raymond Room, Barr Smith Library at the University of Adelaide, Julie Doyle and Dianne Potter, SI Torrens attended the presentation on behalf of the clubs in the Region that support Gender Studies.
The 2016 winner of The Soroptimist International Prize for Gender Studies is Genevieve Brandenburg.
In 2015, Ms Rachael Nielsen was the successful recipient. Rachael planned to enter the workforce on completing her studies before considering higher level studies later.
A very grateful Rachael is pictured below (L) receiving the award from Marilyn Seidel, member of SI Torrens and (R) with Marilyn, and Ms Rosemary Czernezkyj representing SI Adelaide.