Jill Heinerth, Canada’s underwater explorer, has received a “lifetime achievement award” for her contributions to world knowledge and science through exploration.
“I had an amazing night at the @WingsWorldquest Gala last night, including being recognized with a Lifetime Achievement award. The organization does amazing work supporting women scientists and explorers, helping to keep them in the field with unrestricted support, emergency funds and mentoring for the next generation of women explorers. I’m so proud to be a part of the Fellowship.”
The WingsWorldquest Gala took place on October 19, 2022, in New York City. Jill’s award and presentation are followed by 2022 Fellows Karletta Chief and Rae Wynn-Grant, as well as 2021 Flag Carrier Sefra Alexandra, who present their most recent research and discoveries.
About Women of Discovery
WINGS honours and supports extraordinary women leaders in science and exploration who are working to solve global problems. They provide WINGS Fellows with unrestricted grants to support their efforts to solve global problems through bold research and exploration projects. Women of Discovery Awardees, Flag Carriers, and speakers receive grants and honoraria.
WINGS WorldQuest supports a growing global community of over 150 Fellows and Flag Carriers by providing a platform for them to network, share accomplishments, and gain support for their work.
WINGS sponsors seminars, workshops, and webinars so that WINGS Fellows and Flag Carriers can share behind-the-scenes details of their expeditions, original findings, and inspiring stories about their career choices.
Congratulations from The Scuba News Canada to Jill on this award.
WINGS WorldQuest: Extraordinary Women, Extreme Discoveries.