FSU Alumni Association

The Inspire Award

Applications Are Now Closed

Award Criteria

  • A woman who has “shattered the glass ceiling” in her career

Demonstrated success in her profession
Risen “in the ranks” in her field or created her own exceptional opportunity

  • A woman who has proven to be a mentor to others

Served as a volunteer or mentor in her profession

  • A woman who has given of her time, talents and treasure back to FSU

Served on her college board or other FSU board
Demonstrated philanthropy to FSU
Volunteered to speak to classes or mentor students

  • A woman who is a leader in her community

Served on community boards
Promoted or inspired others during her career

The 2020 Inspire Award for FSU Women of Distinction

The Inspire Award recognizes alumnae who have distinguished themselves as leaders within their industry and whose hard work and determination serves as an inspiration to current students and young alumni at Florida State University.


*In an abundance of caution surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we will be postponing the Inspire Awards until Fall 2020. This is a rapidly changing situation and we appreciate your loyalty. We know that our shared goal is to not put anyone at risk. We will begin issuing event refunds today. Refunds should appear on your account within 2-3 business days.*   

Join us for hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine while you network with fellow Florida State alumni and friends before the award presentation, then hear from a panel discussion featuring our award winners immediately after the awards ceremony.

Where: FSU Alumni Association Grand Ballroom (1030 W. Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304)
When: Thursday, March 26, 2020 (postponed to Fall 2020)
Time: 6:00 - 8 p.m.

Members, access your discounted tickets by entering your member number. Find your member number here.

The Women for Florida State University

The 2020 Inspire Awards are sponsored by the FSU Alumni Association and The Women for FSU.

For more information about The Inspire Award, please contact Whitney Powers, Director of Alumni Programs & Outreach, at wpowers@admin.fsu.edu.


Is your organization interested in sponsoring the 2020 Inspire Awards?

Click HERE for the 2020 Sponsorship Packet.

Please email the completed form to Whitney Powers at wpowers@fsu.edu.

Past recipients of The Inspire Award