Loyola University Chicago

Women's Studies and Gender Studies

Dr. Shweta Singh - 2019 Gender Equality Award

Dr. Shweta Singh - 2019 Gender Equality Award

Accepting the award for Dr. Shweta Singh are students Meetra Alokozay (second from left) and Sarah Heiderstadt (second from right).

On October 15, The United Nations (UN) Women USA Chicago Chapter held its fourth annual Gender Equality Awards. This event honored Chicago-based individuals and organizations for their work towards equitable city planning at the local, national and global level. Professor, Dr. Shweta Singh, who currently teaches Global Feminism among other courses, was awarded the 2019 Gender Equality Award. Dr. Singh was recognized for her work as founder of the Benefit Corporation Think Women Company and co-creator of the E-Zine Empowered Women.

 The awards ceremony was held at Lagunitas Brewing Company where attendees had time to network with other UN Women members while enjoying a buffet dinner.