In 2011, Himilce Novas was the recipient of a National Women's Political Caucus “Women of Courage” Award. Among Other 2011 eight other recipients included Representative Nancy Pelosi, past Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman and Ambassador Mary Olmsted. The National Women's Political Caucus established the NWPC Women of Courage awards to honor women from diverse backgrounds who have demonstrated courage by taking a stand on or against unpopular or controversial issues to further civil rights and equality, and who typify women’s leadership.
The 2011 Women of Courage awards will be presented at the NWPC Diversity Reception Friday, July 29, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., during the NWPC convention. The reception honors nine remarkable women leaders as Women of Courage. U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, 2009 Women of Courage Award recipient, has been invited to serve as keynote speaker for the reception.
Attendance to the reception is included with convention registration. The 20th biennial convention and 40th anniversary celebration will be held at the Liaison Hotel in Washington D.C. Friday through Sunday, July 29-31. Go here to register and for more information.
The Women of Courage Awards are presented to women from diverse backgrounds who have demonstrated courage by taking a stand to further civil rights and equality, and who exemplify women's leadership. NWPC 2011 Women of Courage are Pakistani women's rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Rubina Feroze Bhatti; author, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Edie Fraser; Minority Leader, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi; past (and youngest) director of the Women's Bureau and Secretary of Labor, Alexis Herman; feminist filmmaker Kamala Lopez; first Filipina-American elected to a state legislature in the U.S., Velma Veloria; first president of the Women's Action Organization (WAO) of the State Department, Ambassador Mary Olmsted; Secretary of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus, named one of the state's 100 Top Influencers by Politics & Campaign Magazine Joyce Ferriabough Bolling; and Latino historian and early member of the National Organization for Women (NOW), Himilce Novas.
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