For Immediate Release
July 19, 2022
Contact: Amy Eaton, Director of Marketing & Strategic Development
2022 IOWA WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS NOMINATIONS OPEN
DES MOINES, Iowa - Nominations are open for the 2022 Iowa Women of Achievement Awards presented by Women Lead Change. The award recognizes the contributions of historical Iowa women who made outstanding and lasting contributions to the citizens of Iowa, the nation, or the world. Nominations are due by Sept. 1, 2022 at https://www.wlcglobal.org/
Up to three (3) awards are presented annually and commemorated with plaques on the Iowa Women of Achievement Bridge in Des Moines. 2022 honorees will be recognized at a luncheon at the Women Lead Change Central Iowa Conference on Oct. 25, 2022, at the Iowa Events Center. GuideOne Insurance is a sponsor of the Iowa Women of Achievement Awards.
Last year’s honorees were Barbara Lee Boatwright (1924-2012), Lou Henry Hoover (1874-1944) and Jessie Field Shambaugh (1881-1971).
Nominees should be historical (deceased) women who: were born in Iowa, achieved prominence within Iowa, or had been a resident of Iowa for an extended period. Nominations remain current for three years and may then be resubmitted if not previously selected.
Nominees will be selected on merit in the following areas:
- Lasting contributions made by the nominee
- Nominee served as a role model or change agent
- Impacted the social, cultural, economic or political well-being of the community, state or nation
- Inspired future generations
Iowa Women of Achievement who are currently honored on the bridge include:
Barbara Lee Boatwright (1924-2012)
Sue M. Wilson Brown (1877-1941)
Carrie Chapman Catt (1859-1947)
Zada Mary Cooper (1875-1961)
Joy Cole Corning (1932-2017)
Theresa "Billee" Davis (1909-1979)
Willie Stevenson Glanton (1922-2017)
Lou Henry Hoover (1874-1944)
Ola Babcock Miller (1871-1937)
Louise Rosenfield Noun (1908-2002)
Sister Bernadine Pieper, CHM (1918-2000)
Gertrude Elzora Durden Rush (1880-1962)
Jessie Field Shambaugh (1881-1971)
IWLC d/b/a Women Lead Change is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to the advancement, development and promotion of women, their organizations, and to impacting the economy and future workforce. For more information visit www.WLCglobal.org.
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