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.
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 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.
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 fall in at least one of the following:
When choosing someone to honor, consider these questions: