Joelle Simpson, M.D., medical director of Emergency Preparedness at Children’s National Hospital, received the ‘Washington Woman of Excellence’ 2021 Award from the Mayor Bowser’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives (MOWPI).
Every year, in partnership with the District of Columbia Commission for Women, MOWPI bestow these awards to honor District women who have shown dedication, impact and excellence in the areas of health and wellness, civic engagement and women’s empowerment.
“I’m honored to have been recognized as one of the many women in our city who have worked tirelessly and made a difference during a year that was challenging for so many beyond measure,” Dr. Simpson said.
Dr. Simpson was selected for the Sheroes of Health category.
The distinction of this award is shared with a broad cohort of women who work across all eight wards in Washington D.C. Dr. Simpson was recognized for various of her roles, including her leadership and significant accomplishments as medical director for Emergency Preparedness at Children’s National; her work as an Emergency Department physician leading the D.C. Pediatric Medical Reserves Corps; and for her expertise and leadership in impacting the outcomes for children and the community during COVID-19 health emergency.
The Mayor and members of the DC Commission for Women celebrated the annual Washington Women of Excellence Awards virtually.