About the Event

The WINGS WorldQuest Women of Discovery Awards were established in 2003 to recognize extraordinary women making significant contributions to world knowledge and science through exploration.

On April 25, 2018, five intrepid explorers will be honored and inducted as WINGS WorldQuest Fellows at the Women of Discovery Awards Luncheon. Seventy-nine pioneering women have received this honor and over $550,000 in grants since 2003.

Starting at 8:30 a.m., the Women of Discovery Awardees will present their research, initiatives and discoveries during the Fellows Forum, an accessible, interactive symposium for anyone who wants to have a better understanding of the world around us, advance scientific inquiry and promote environmental conservation.

At noon, our five Women of Discovery Awardees will be honored during the Women of Discovery Awards Luncheon.

Both the Fellows Forum and Awards Luncheon take place at the historic Yale Club in New York City. 

We are pleased to present the 2018 Women of Discovery Awardees:

NERGIS MAVALVALA, PH.D., AIR & SPACE  

THANDIWE MWEETWA, CONSERVATION

NALINI NADKARNI, PH.D., LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

ELEANOR STERLING, PH.D., HUMANITY

ASHA DE VOS, PH.D., SEA

EVENT LOCATION

The Yale Club
50 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, NY, 10017