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2020 Call for Nominations

2020 Call for Nominations

Visibility, Representation, Leadership. 

Since its launch in 2018, Canadian Women in Global Health has advanced discussion on gender equality in global health among researchers, practitioners, policymakers, students and young professionals online and at in-person events across Canada. The 2020 CWIGH List will build on this momentum, showcasing the incredible achievements of Canadian women leaders in global health, fostering new and exciting collaborations, and advocating for gender equity in the health workforce and leadership more broadly.  

We call for nominations, including self-nominations of Canadian women leaders, working at home or abroad, with a minimum of 7 years’ experience who have made a substantial contribution to global health. Submit a nomination here. Deadline for nominations is September 8, 2020.  


Nominees must:

  • Self-identify as a woman.
  • Be a Canadian citizen.
  • Have a minimum of 7 years’ professional experience who have made a substantial contribution to the field of global health, including Indigenous peoples’ health.
  • For the new Emerging Leaders category, nominees will have 4-7 years’ professional experience in the field of global health.

Nominees can be practitioners, researchers, educators, policy-makers, and/or community advocates, working across a range of disciplines and sectors (such as academia/research, civil society/NGOs, and government) including those pertaining to Indigenous peoples’ health and rights, to advance global health. Their contributions to global health may be in thought-leadership, implementation, field practice, diplomacy, mentoring, advocacy, or other areas. Please note that those featured on the 2018 CWIGH List will not have to reapply.

As 2020 is the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, we particularly invite nominations of women leaders in these professions.

We wish to highlight a broader, more diverse and inclusive group of Canadian women experts working in global health, across race, ethnicity, language, and geography and other social stratifiers, including women of colour and Indigenous women. For the 2020 List we specifically seek nominations of women leaders from diverse geographies and communities of women, including First Nations, Metis, and Inuit women, Black women and women of colour, Francophone women, and other underrepresented groups.

Emerging Leaders

This year we are also accepting nominations for an “Emerging Leaders” category, with the aim of elevating the work of early to mid-career professionals in the global health space. Nominees are promising global health researchers, decision-makers, community advocates and change-makers with 4-7 years’ professional experience. Emerging Leader nominees are asked to provide Letters of Support.

The launch of the 2020 CWIGH List is currently planned for the Canadian Conference on Global Health. Please note that given the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, timelines presented are flexible and may be subject to change.

The 2020 List will be launched during the 2020 Canadian Conference on Global Health.  For more information on the Canadian Women in Global Health initiative, read our Concept Note

Join CWIGH in continuing calls for increased visibility, leadership, and representation of Canadian women leaders in global health. Nominate an oustanding leader today!