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ACE Women's Network-Ohio

ACE Women's Network-Ohio

The ACE Women's Network-Ohio is a chapter of ACE that champions the professional advancement of university women across the state of Ohio. Their mission is to improve the status of women on college campuses and throughout higher education. The organization hosts an annual conference that provides networking opportunities as well as workshops for personal and professional development.

Each year, the Women’s Center sponsors women administrators, faculty, staff, and graduate students to attend the conference. The 2020 conference will be held on Friday, November 6, 2020 at Ohio University.

Awards & Scholarships

The ACE Women’s Network-Ohio (ACE WNO) provides state-wide awards for women staff and faculty. University of Dayton women staff and faculty are eligible for these awards thanks to our institutional partnership with ACE WNO.

Designed to recognize the diverse groups who participate in the Ohio Network, the distinct eligibility and criteria for each award is listed below. All awards value individuals who have contributed to the advancement of women colleagues by effectively implementing one or more of the “IDEALS” described by the ACE Office of Women in Higher Education:  

Identifying women leaders
Developing their leadership abilities
Encouraging the use of those abilities
Advancing women’s careers
Linking women leaders to other women and to mentors; and
Supporting women as they pursue their professional aspirations

Excellence in Higher Education Leadership Award

This award recognizes an outstanding woman leader who has made significant contributions to higher education in Ohio. This is the Network's highest external honor. The award winner should have served as a role model and leader to other women in the field of higher education through her demonstrated commitment to the leadership development and advancement of women on her campus and in the community.

Professional Development Scholarship Award Scholarships

In an effort to provide women from Ohio institutions of higher education with the opportunity to gain leadership expertise, the Network has established scholarships in 2009 to support participation at conferences or workshops, membership in professional organizations, and other opportunities for professional development. Two awards of up to $1,000 are awarded annually.  The awards are to be used to reimburse registration and/or travel expenses.

ACE Sponsored Leadership Program Award

The network has established this award to offer support for participation in the American Council on Education's Leadership programs including the National and Regional Leadership Forums and the Spectrum Aspiring and Executive Leadership Programs. 

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