SisterLove is now accepting nominations for its seventh annual 2020 Leading Women’s Awards. Each year, the ceremony honors 20 HIV-positive women in the United States who have been living with HIV for at least 20 years.

SisterLove, a women’s AIDS and reproductive justice nonprofit that focuses on women, particularly of African descent, holds the event to honor the courage, leadership and community contributions that HIV-positive women demonstrate.

The ceremony takes place on October 14, 2016, at the Georgia Freight Depot in Atlanta. If you know a woman living with HIV who has made a strong impact on her community, consider submitting an application on her behalf.

All applications and materials must be received on or before June 30, 2016, at 5 p.m. Eastern time. The requirements are as follows:

  1. A 2020 Leading Women’s Awardee nominee must have been HIV positive for a minimum of 20 years.
  2. A 2020 Leading Women’s Inductee must be HIV positive and a leader in her community.
  3. Each application should include: a 2020 LWS (Leading Women’s Society) application submitted online, a short bio of the nominee (300 words or less), a head shot of the nominee in JPG format and two letters of reference.

To learn more about the awards and to complete the online portion of the application, click here. All supporting materials should be emailed to Handwritten applications will not be accepted.

Good luck!