The Nancy Copper Sisu Spark Award represents grit, tenacity, bravery, and resilience.
'Sisu' Is a concept that describes our ever-growing community's spirit, meaning extraordinary determination in the face of adversity and courage in situations where a positive outcome seems unlikely. In other words, it is deciding on a course of action, and adhering to it, even if failures ensue - it is determination to succeed.
Sisu is proud to honor former board member, Nancy Copper, and her excellent example of sisu through her cancer trial by naming the award, "The Nancy Copper Sisu Spark Award".
To nominate someone for this award, fill out this form.
*All nominations must be submitted by September 22nd.
Sisu (sē-su) noun – a Finnish concept described through a combination of English terms including inner determination, persistence, grit, bravery, resilience, hardiness and indomitable spirit. Strength and resoluteness in the face of adversity. An action mindset enabling individuals to reach beyond perceived capabilities and take action against all odds.