Metrodora Awards Nominations Start - Empower Women Leaders in Science & Medicine

Monday, 14 February 2022

We are delighted to announce the return of the Metrodora Awards, an initiative designed to recognise women leaders and innovators in science and medicine, following the success of the inaugural event in 2020.  

Women continue to play a leading role in driving scientific and medical breakthroughs. With each passing year, outstanding women remain committed to dismantling barriers about their participation in science and medicine, especially in key emerging regions of Emerging Asia, Latin America, Africa, Russia/CIS and the Middle East. To fuel the empowerment and recognition of women leaders, the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO) , together with title sponsor, Viatris, are hosting the Metrodora Awards to acknowledge amazing women achievers in science and medicine who exemplify the spirit of innovation and excellence.
Please show your support by nominating outstanding women leaders and achievers in science & medicine to be Metrodora Award recipients. Nominees can come from all disciplines of scientific research, clinical practice, health education, health policy, and mental health as well as patient advocacy.  
You can nominate any women leaders who meet our selection criteria in the four award categories: 
  • Clinical Practice Leader in Science & Medicine   
  • Public Health Leader in Science & Medicine 
  • Patient Champion in Science & Medicine 
  • Mental Health Leader in Science & Medicine
More information about the award categories and nomination criteria can be found in
The winners will be selected via a comprehensive review process, led by an international jury of women leaders. Winners will be awarded a grant of $10,000 USD each, announced virtually on 30 March 2022 at 4 p.m. UAE time (8 p.m. Singapore time, 12 p.m. UK time).
The nomination process will only be open from now till 28 February, so it’s important that you submit your nominations quickly.  
The nomination process is simple. Fill in the nomination form and send it to by 11:29 p.m. (Singapore Time) on 28 February.  
Key dates for the 2022 Metrodora Awards: 
  • 28 February 2022 -  Deadline of nomination submissions  
  • 16 March 2022 - Announcement of Finalists
  • 30 March 2022 - Metrodora Awards ceremony  
We look forward to recognising outstanding women leaders, celebrating their achievements, and sharing their stories with you.