WOMEN’S WAY Book Prize Committee

The Book Prize Committee is responsible for selecting the winner of the 14th Annual WOMEN’S WAY Book Prize. 

Committee Details and Responsibilities:

  • Books will be assigned via email Monday, April 11th. 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 Wednesday, May 25th 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 Wednesday, 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 this form by Friday, April 8th. 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 woman or gender-expansive author or co-author for their 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.

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