Mentor Awards

The annual PLEN Mentor Awards honor women leaders who have a proven commitment to training the next generation of women public policy leaders. Each year, PLEN alumnae, students, speakers, and supporters join us to support the amazing work of women leaders who are making huge strides in the public policy arena while also helping those coming up the ladder behind them.

2021 honorees

Members of Congress: 
Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
Representative Lauren Underwood (D-IL)

Community Award: 
Tammy Key, Interim Director, Center for Women in and Politics and Public Policy, Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership, Texas Woman's University

Marianne Alexander Outstanding Alumnae Award: 
Ariana Rodriguez, Social Media and Content Campaign, Sister District

Lifetime Achievement Award: 
Ellie Shaw, Director of Government Affairs, American Express Company

Watch our 2021 Mentor Awards Ceremony below!



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Ellie Shaw  •  Ellie's PAC Pals

Host committee


marianne Alexander  • Alana Cantillo •  Rachna Choudhry
Erica DahL • Anne Darconte • Nancy Dietz   •  Caitlin Donahue
Shae Harris • Lisa KaenziG  •  Sheree Anne Kelly • Vanessa Kermick  Sally McDANIEL • Ellie Shaw • Meredith Singer


VIEW: Past PLEN Mentor Award Honorees