The Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year
award is bestowed annually by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals
society at Harvard University
. It has been awarded annually by the society members since 1951
to performers who they deem to have made a "lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment."
The Woman of the Year recipient is traditionally treated to a day of celebrations in her honor, including a parade through Harvard Square accompanied by members of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals and Pudding-affiliated Organizations. This is usually followed by a celebratory dinner and entertainment by the Harvard Krokodiloes.
Woman of the Year recipients