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 were first to occupy positions traditionally held by men, who have worked to forge new pathways for women, or women who have contributed significantly to the University and/or the community.

Join us for the 2022 Women Trailblazer Award Ceremony

Womyn's Lives: Paths to Healing, Hope, and Empowerment”, aligned with the national theme that serves as “a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history.”

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 | 2pm 

Millennium Student Center-Century Rooms


Mistress of Ceremony, Sara Fenske, Host/Producer "St. Louis On The Air", STLPR

Guest Speaker, Coach Shaquan, Certified Relationship Coach & Leadership Expert

2022 Trailblazers

  • Malea Bradley
  • Dr. Sharlee Climer
  • Melissa Douglass
  • Dr. Sheila Grigsby
  • Dr. Katy Mike Smaistrla

Enjoy the 2021 Live Broadcast

Join the live discussion

For additional information, please visit our blog or contact the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at