The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is proud to host the annual Trailblazer Award.

In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion proudly host the annual Women Trailblazers Ceremony honoring UMSL women—who continue to “blaze trails” at UMSL and in the greater community that we serve. The Trailblazer Award is presented to women who have worked to forge new pathways for women and/or women who have contributed significantly to the University and/or the greater St. Louis community.

Join us for the 2023 Women Trailblazer Award Ceremony

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 1PM

Millennium Student Center-Century Rooms

Zoom Password: trail2023

Celebrating women who tell our stories-honoring "women in every community who have devoted their lives and talents to producing art, pursuing truth, and reflecting the human condition decade after decade.”

Guest Speaker- Constance GullyPresident/CEO of Parents as Teachers


What is a Trailblazer?-Dr. Anita Manion2020 Trailblazer/Assistant Professor, Political Science


Meet the 2023 Trailblazers


Dr. Kristin Sobolik, Chancellor, University of Missouri-St. Louis


Felia Davenport, Associate Professor, Communication & Media


Shawntelle L. Fisher, Founder/CEO The SoulFisher Ministries/UMSL Alumnae


Dr. April Regester, Chair/Associate Professor, Educator Preparation & Leadership


Sydney Stark, President, Student Government Association

See a list of previous Trailblazer recipients.

For additional information, please contact the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at

Enjoy the 2021 Live Broadcast

Join the live discussion