FIGO Women's Awards

The FIGO Women's Awards: Recognising Female Obstetricians and Gynaecologists honour women who have made a special contribution nationally or internationally to promote the development of science and scientific research in the fields of gynaecology and obstetrics. The Awards recognise those women who, throughout their careers, have promoted better health care for women, mothers and their children.

The FIGO Awards in Recognition of Female Obstetricians/Gynaecologists were first presented at the 1997 FIGO World Congress of Gynecology & Obstetrics. They have honoured some of the amazing work of the members of our Member Societies, who throughout their careers have advanced the health of women and girls around the world.

We are proud to announce that FIGO Trustees will present a new series of awards to continue these honours at this year’s FIGO General Assembly, which will take place during the XXIII FIGO World Congress in October 2021. The FIGO Women’s Awards: Recognising Female Obstetricians and Gynaecologists will be awarded to women who have made a special contribution nationally or internationally to promote the development of science and scientific research in the fields of gynaecology and obstetrics.

We invite nominations from all Member Societies – in particular those in low- and middle-income countries.

To nominate a colleague, please download and complete the nomination form.

Nomination notes

All nominations must be made by, and with the support of, a FIGO Member Society, and that only one candidate may be nominated by each society.

As in previous years, past recipients of the FIGO Awards are not eligible for nomination. View a list of previous FIGO award winners.

FIGO is unable to offer any financial support for award winners to attend the World Congress or award presentation ceremony. 

The deadline for nominations is 23.59 GMT on 22 May 2021.

FIGO Women's Awards 2021 nomination form