Earlier this year, The Trusteeship’s Leadership & Education Fund agreed to sponsor a deserving leader for participation in the IWF Fellows program. We were delighted to have the opportunity to sponsor Dr. Laker. We have the honor to meet Dr. Miriam “virtually” on Nov. 12 this year in our Spotlight on our Leadership & Education Fund: A Conversation with Dr. Miriam Laker. Click below to watch this very special conversation with Dr. Miriam Laker, MD and Senior Clinical Research Scientist who joined us from Kampala, Uganda.
Watch our video below to see some of our Awardees speak about how the Adrienne Hall Emerging Leadership Award has impacted their non-profit organizations.
Two awards have been created to meet the LEF goals:
In 2000, “The Meredith MacRae Empowerment Award” was created through a generous gift in honor of Meredith MacRae. This award focuses on prominent women leaders who are making a significant difference in others’ lives around the globe. Awards have been distributed to the following distinguished women and their organizations in recognition of their work:
In 2009, at the Board of Director’s discretion, “The Adrienne Hall Emerging Leadership Award” was established for the purpose of making grants to emerging women leaders who demonstrate effective and exemplary leadership skills, women who are imbued with a determination to make a difference in others’ lives. These women are emerging leaders from southern California who work within a nonprofit organization. Awardees have been:
Remembering that the full name of our organization is The Trusteeship for the Betterment of Women, Inc. please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to this worthwhile fund.
Dr. Miriam O. Laker is a Medical Doctor and Senior Research Scientist at the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) at Makerere University based in Kampala, Uganda. Early in her career, she coordinated the first non-pharmaceutical clinical trial at the IDI. Because of her exceptional work at the IDI in collaboration with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), she was able to successfully apply and win an NIH-NCI D43 grant. She was awarded a full scholarship to UCSF, where she received advanced training in clinical research, epidemiology, and biostatistics. Her primary research interest revolves around the epidemiology of the two most common HIV associated cancers in Africa – cervical cancer and Kaposi’s sarcoma – and finding innovative ways to provide access to their early diagnosis and treatment.
“The Trusteeship is a wonderful refuge — a place to go that is safe, nurturing and supportive. A place where you can suspend time — where the pressures and demands of your daily routine become secondary to the sharing of confidences and passions with women that walk similar paths and know your challenges and triumphs.”