“Praise and attention are critical, but not for the sake of the ego. Drawing attention to the achievements of women working in science sets a powerful example for those women still dreaming of their own success,” Zoghbi said. The truth is that success and awards bring in credibility, money and more work. To some, awards may seem superficial, but the things that these awards bring are not. If women are honored for their work, they can continue to do valuable research and find solutions to issues that need to be solved.