HFE WOMAN sponsors two awards, which are presented annually at the Woman’s luncheon. Honorees will receive a plaque and a certificate suitable for framing.

HFE Women’s Organization for Mentoring and Networking HFE Woman of the Year Award

The HFE Women of the Year Award recognizes the outstanding contribution made by an individual woman (or team of women, if applicable) to the Human Factors community through research, academia, and/or service. This award honors women who have demonstrated excellence in their career and elsewhere, who make significant contributions in their community, and whose achievements make them leaders in changing the social and business landscape. Nominees can be at any stage of their career.

HFE Women’s Organization for Mentoring and Networking HFE Mentor of the Year Award

The HFE Mentor of the Year Award recognizes the outstanding contributions made by an individual (man or woman) in the mentorship and professional advancement of women within the Human Factors community. Nominees for this award should be mid-to-late career individuals with an extended history of mentoring, sponsoring and otherwise advancing women professionals and students in the field of Human Factors.

To nominate a candidate for either award:

Nominations: HFES Full Members, Fellows, and Emeritus Fellows in good standing may nominate worthy candidates. Candidates need not be members of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Candidates for the award may self-nominate or ask colleagues to submit nominations on their behalf.

Nomination period: Nominations for the Fall 2019 annual meeting must be received NLT March 29, 2019.  Incomplete packages will not be reviewed.

Nomination materials: Submit the candidate’s résumé or curriculum vitae, a nominating letter, and at least one (but not more than two) letters of support from individuals who know the candidate well enough to assess his or her candidacy in terms of the award’s criteria. Send all nomination packages via email to the selection committee at Please submit the package as a single file in PDF format.

HFE WOMAN congratulates our 2018 awardees, Dr. Wendy A. Rogers (Mentor of the Year) and Dr. A. Joy Rivera (Woman of the Year).