Nominations

Women of Achievement Nominations

Nominations for the 2019 awards are now closed.

2019 Women of Achievement Honorees

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.

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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.

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Ola Babcock Miller

As an educator and active participant in the suffrage movement and P.E.O., 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.

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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.

Nomination Criteria
Nominees will be historical (deceased) women who fall in at least one of the following:

  • Were born in Iowa
  • Achieved prominence within Iowa
  • Had been a resident of Iowa for an extended period after achieving prominence elsewhere

When choosing someone to honor, consider these questions:

  • What lasting contributions have been made by the nominee?
  • Are people better because of the contributions of the nominee?
  • Is the state, nation or world better because of the contributions of the nominee?
  • Did the nominee serve as a role model or change agent?