The Jane Cunningham Croly Award for Excellence in Journalism Covering Issues of Concern to Women, or simply, the Croly Award, recognizes journalists who best capture the courage, vision, and spirit of Jane Cunningham Croly. Jane Cunningham Croly was a pioneering journalist who devoted her life to helping women improve their lives and expand their rights. The Croly Award winner must demonstrate a concern for the rights and the advancement of women in our society; an awareness of women’s sensitivity, strength, and courage; and/or an attempt to counteract existing sexism.
2017 Croly Award Winner – Aela Callan
GFWC is pleased to honor documentary filmmaker and journalist Aela Callan with the 2017 Croly Award for her eye-opening documentary, Good Morning Pakistan: Journalists Under Threat, produced by Al-Jazeera’s 101 East Program. The film follows the lives of journalists in Pakistan’s tribal areas and effectively illustrates the incredible risks faced by female reporters in the area every day. Callan reveals how women’s stories would go untold if not for the tireless work of reporters in Peshawar’s Tribal News Network.
Past Croly Award Winners
The Croly Award has a distinguished list of winners since it was created in 1996.
2015 | Ada Calhoun
2013 Jessica Ravitz
2012 | Selena Rezvani and Abigail Pesta
2011 | Abigail Pesta
If there is time in the day to lend a helping hand, Irene Iverson will do it. A member of two GFWC clubs and recent honoree of the One OC Spirit of Volunteerism Award for 2014, Irene has been an active leader in her community since she joined the Red Cross as a volunteer at 15.
Success For Survivors Scholarship
Each year, GFWC awards scholarships to help intimate partner abuse survivors obtain a post-secondary education that offers a chance to reshape their future by securing employment and gaining personal independence.
GFWC Morgan Park Junior Woman’s Club
Founded in 1934, the GFWC Morgan Park Junior Woman’s Club is perhaps best known for its Work Out to Wipe Out Domestic Violence Benefit Day, which raised over $10,000 last year.