Tickets to our 2016 Women of Discovery Awards Gala have officially launched.

We invite you to join us as we induct six new fellows, women who are at the top of their fields and are making contributions to science through exploration.

At the Gala you'll have the opportunity to learn about their cutting-edge research, as well as meet and mingle with some of our other inspiring Fellows.

We’ll also be hosting a silent and live auction, during which you can bid on adventure trips around the world, jewelry, art, personalized tours and much more.

The Awards Gala was established in 2003 to honor and recognize the work of the women explorers who inspire us every day. To date, 73 women have received the Woman of Discovery Award and over $500,000 in grants.

What: Women of Discovery Awards Gala

When: Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.

Where: The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, New York City

This year’s Awardees are:

Juliana Machado Ferreira, Courage

Conserving biodiversity by ending wildlife trafficking.

Hope Jahren, Leadership

Inspiring a new generation with passionate writing about research in geobiology and gender issues in science.

Beate G. Liepert, Earth

Discovered the climate change phenomenon of global dimming.

Kristen Marhaver, Sea

Restoring the essential marine habitats that reef corals need to survive.

Sheila Ochugboju, Humanity

Developing and leading pioneering African science, technology and  innovation projects.

Marla Spivak, Conservation

Protecting and enhancing the health and diversity of the world’s declining honey bee population.

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