The Sylvia Whitlock Leadership Award honors one Rotary member each year for their work to advance women in Rotary. The award is named for Sylvia Whitlock, the first woman to serve as a Rotary club president. Whitlock has gone on to lead change for women around the world through Rotary. 
In 2021, the RI Board made this award, which was created by group of Rotarians in 2017, an official RI award. Beginning this year, any member can nominate another member during the 1 August-30 September nomination period. Do you know a member of any gender who is doing great work to advance women in Rotary? Now is the time to recognize them for their contributions.