Awards & Recognitions

Below you will find a selection of awards, honors, and recognitions received by Opal Tometi throughout her career.  Click the cooresponding link to learn more about each organization.

2018 – Frederick Douglass 200

2018 – Vh1 Everyday Trailblazer Honoree

2017 – Sydney Peace Prize

2017 – Witness – 25th Anniversary Honoree

2017 – ESSENCE – Woke 100 List, Magazine cover

2017 – Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

2016 – California Coalition to End Domestic Violence, Visionary Awardee

2016 – Smithsonian – NAAHMC – Video Feature

2016 – #Root100

2016 – Webby Awards – Social Movement of The Year Award, Recipient on behalf of BLM

2016 – AFL-CIO Executive Council Committee on Civil and Human Rights – Defender of The Dream Award

2016 – Chronicle of Philanthropy – 40 Under 40

2016 – Fortune Magazine – 50 Most Influential People in the World

2016 – Marie Claire 50 – The New Guard: America’s 50 Most Influential Women

2016 – ImageNation Cinema Foundation – Revolution award of For Freedom

2016 – Glamour Women of The Year Award

2016 – Black Girls Rock! Inc – Community Change Agent Award

2016 – Shirley Chisolm – New York City Council – Proclamation by Juumanne Williams

2016 – Honorary PhD, Clarkston University

2016 – Brooklyn for Peace, Pathmakers to Peace Award

2015 – Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer Risk Taker Award – Jews for Racial and Economic Justice

2015 – Courageous Luminaries Award, National Immigration Law Center

2015 – Student Immigrant Movement Leaders – Speak Truth To Power Award

2015 – POLITICO 50 Thought Leaders

2015 – Cosmopolitan 50 – Fun Fearless 50 honorees

2015 – Louis E. Burnham Foundation – Honoree

2015 – Brooklyn Peace Center – Peacebuilder Award

2015 – The National LGBTQ Task Force – Empress I Jose Sarria Award for Uncommon Leadership

2015 – New York Women’s Foundation

2015 – National Black Caucus of State Legislators – Humanitarian Award

2015 – Black Women’s Blueprint – Honoree

2015 – #Root100

2015 – New Civil Rights Leader, Los Angeles Times

2014 – New Civil Rights Leader , ESSENCE

2012 – Unsung Hero for Justice, African American Legislative and Leadership