Class Day Awards

The Women and Public Policy Program offers three awards on HKS Class Day. Recipients are presented their award on Class Day.

Barbara Jordan Award for Women’s Leadership

This award honors one graduating student at Harvard Kennedy School for their commitment to building community and for serving as a role model for women aspiring to be leaders. 


Holly Taylor Sargent Prize for Women’s Advancement

This prize will be awarded to a member of the Harvard Kennedy School community (faculty, staff or student) who has done the most to advance the opportunities, situation and status of women within the HKS community.


Jane Mansbridge Research Award

This award recognizes an outstanding research paper (PAE, SYPA, etc.) whose analysis of an organization or topic is focused on women or gender.