2019 Women of Achievement Honorees
Join us to honor these three Women of Achievement on June 8 as their plaques are placed on the Iowa Women of Achievement Bridge. Tickets here.
Theresa "Billee" Davis
Major and attorney, Theresa "Billee" Davis of Oskaloosa commanded a classified WWII operation with the Women's Army Corps, was the first woman Iowa County Bar president and a legal advisor/advocate for all.
Willie Stevenson Glanton
Civil rights champion, Willie Stevenson Glanton of Des Moines was the second African American woman to be admitted to practice law in Iowa, and was the first African American woman to be appointed city clerk, assistant county attorney and to serve in the Iowa legislature.
Ola Babcock Miller
As an educator and active participant in the suffrage movement, Ola Babcock Miller of Washington County was Iowa's first female Secretary of State where she was instrumental in the formation of the Iowa Highway Safety Patrol.
The Women of Achievement Award recognizes the contributions of historical (deceased) Iowa women who made outstanding and lasting contributions to the citizens of Iowa or have advanced the well-being of others throughout world.
This award will be a visible reminder to all crossing the Iowa Women of Achievement Bridge of their contributions to their work, communities, and the status of women.
Nominees will be historical (deceased) women who are one of the following:
Nominees will be selected on merit, not endorsement, in the following areas:
All nominations will be reviewed by a committee of community judges and up to three (3) awards will be presented annually to be commemorated at the Iowa Women of Achievement Bridge with honorary plaques.
To nominate an outstanding historical Iowa woman, please fill out the online form. Nominations for 2019 awards are now closed.
While there is no limit to the amount of information you can provide, we ask that you be brief, include endorsements from others as well as information about why this woman stands above others in her field or area of contribution.
When choosing someone to honor, consider these questions:
If you have any questions, contact Amy Eaton at (515) 724-3101 or amy.eaton@WLCglobal.org.