Melnik Award

The Melnik Award, named for IWIRC founding Chair Selinda Melnik, is awarded to a member who has made an exceptional contribution to IWIRC, either through efforts over the past year, or for the culmination of her efforts over a period of years. As a volunteer-based, non-profit organization, the work of our volunteers is what fuels our growth and expansion. Those members who have gone above and beyond while maintaining their busy professional and personal lives are the women who embody this award.

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Past recipients Include:

2020 Aruni Weerasekera
2019 Leyza Blanco
2018 Bernadette Barron
2017 Beth E. Hansen
2016 Evelyn Meltzer
2015 Jennifer Meyerowitz
2014 Carren Shulman
2013 Judith Elkin
2012 Jennifer McLain McLemore
2011 Tinamarie Feil
2010 Debra E. Kuptz
2009 Leslie A. Berkoff
2008 Francine Gordon
2007 Susan L. Rhiel
2006 Patricia A. Redmond
2005 Janet E. Bostwick
2004 Carmen Lonstein
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Melnik Award Nomination

2020 Melnik Award

"Aruni Weerasekera continuously sets the example for other practitioners in the region by championing IWIRC and its growth and expansion in Asia," state her nominators. "Aruni embodies the purpose and meaning of the Melnik Award. She was one of the founders of IWIRC Hong Kong 14 years ago and has not only played a seminal role in the development of IWIRC Hong Kong but has also worked endlessly to continue to promote IWIRC in the region."

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