Past Recipients

The Breakthrough Awards were established by CAAWS in 1986 to recognize exceptional accomplishments that ‘break through’ traditional limits and pave the way for girls and women to participate.

While there are still many accomplishments worthy of recognition, CAAWS changed the award structure in 2009. From this point forward, CAAWS will only be soliciting nominations for the Marion Lay “Herstorical” Award.

2013-2014 Breakthrough Winner | Breakthrough Winner 2011 | Breakthrough Winner 2009 |  2005-2006 Awards | 2004 Awards | 2003 Awards |2002 Awards2001 Awards 2000 Awards | 1999 Awards | 1998 Awards | 1997 Awards | 1996 Awards | Pre-1996 Award Winners |