WOMEN’S WAY Book Prize Committee

The Book Prize Committee is responsible for selecting the winner of the 13th Annual WOMEN’S WAY Book Prize. 

Committee Details and Responsibilities:

  • Books will be assigned via email Monday, April 19th. Everyone will be given a partner or small group to connect with to discuss whether they recommend the book to be one of the two finalists.
  • The Book Prize Committee will meet virtually on Tuesday, May 18th at 5:30 to discuss the books and pick the two finalists. Attendance is required for this meeting.
  • Everyone will be responsible for reading the two finalists, filling out a form supporting their choice for the winner, and coming to the virtual meeting on Tuesday, July 20 to vote for their selection.

If you would like to be considered for the WOMEN’S WAY Book Prize Committee, please fill out the form by Wednesday, April 14th. If we receive more interest than availability, we will use a lottery system to determine who receives a space on the Committee. Please note that prior involvement does not guarantee future participation.


The Book Prize honors a cis or trans woman author or co-author for her work in advancing the dialogue about issues impacting women and girls.  Established in 2007, this prize honors the legacy of Ernesta Drinker Ballard, a WOMEN’S WAY founder, first president of its Board of Directors and extraordinary champion for women and girls.

To nominate a book by Wednesday, April 14th, click here or download the nomination form here and email it to: bookprize@womensway.org..

For a list of previous WOMEN’S WAY Book Prize recipients, click here.