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Women of Achievement Awards


Call for Nominations for the
2017 Women of Achievement Awards:
The Oregon Commission for Women (OCFW) is seeking nominations of trailblazers and emerging leaders who epitomize the Oregon State motto – “She Flies with Her Own Wings” – for its 2017 Women of Achievement (WOA) Awards.

WOA Nomination Period:

Nominees Must Meet All Selection Criteria:
1.  Exemplifies leadership and accomplishment in Oregon in one of the following categories:  Education; Jobs and Economy; Healthcare; Justice, Safety and Policing; Civic Engagement; Housing and Stable Families; Environmental Justice; or Civic Engagement, and has had a demonstrable impact on the community she serves.
2.  Actively promotes the status of Oregon women through her work to advance women’s rights, status, or condition in the category of nomination.
3.  Demonstrates special commitment to equity and diversity in Oregon, as evidenced by service for women historically underrepresented due to culture, race, ethnicity, gender identity, occupation, income, religion and geography.
4.  Is recognized as a leader by peers or organizations, as evidenced in at least two letters of support for her WOA nomination from such individuals and/or groups.

Nomination Guidelines:
·        Completed nomination applications must include:  the contact information page, the completed nomination form, and two letters of recommendation.
·        The application portion of the nomination must address the four selection criteria addressed above and must highlight achievements in the specific category of nomination. The categories are: Education; Jobs and Economy; Healthcare; Justice, Safety and Policing; Housing and Stable Families; Environmental Justice; and Civic Engagement.
·        Supporting materials (such as a bio/resume, media/newsletter accounts, primary papers, published interviews or others) are optional but are limited to three attachments, not including letters of recommendation. 
·        The Commission will not consider nominees who are incumbent elected officials or candidates during an election cycle.
·        Nominations not selected for an award may be resubmitted once, the following year.

For full nomination criteria and FAQs, click here.

Women of Achievement Award past winners