The WINGS WorldQuest Women of Discovery Awards
were established in 2003 to recognize and support extraordinary women making
significant contributions to world knowledge and science through exploration. 

To date, 73 pioneering women have received the 
Women of Discovery Award.  
Join WINGS WorldQuest on October 25, 2016 to witness as six more intrepid explorers
are inducted as WINGS WorldQuest Fellows at the Women of Discovery Awards Gala.






HONORING

JULIANA MACHADO FERREIRA, COURAGE
Conserving biodiversity by ending wildlife trafficking.

HOPE JAHREN, LEADERSHIP
Inspiring a new generation with passionate writing about research in geobiology and gender issues in science.

BEATE G. LIEPERT, EARTH
Discovered the climate change phenomenon of global dimming.

KRISTEN MARHAVER, SEA
Restoring the essential marine habitats that reef corals need to survive.

SHEILA OCHUGBOJU, HUMANITY
Developing and leading pioneering African science, technology and  innovation projects. 

MARLA SPIVAK, CONSERVATION
Protecting and enhancing the health and diversity of the world’s declining honey bee population.




OPHIRA EISENBERG, MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Comedian, writer, and host of NPR’s hit trivia comedy show, Ask Me Another.