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Women of the Year 2021*

Nominations are open!
Nominations close on March 15, 2021.

The K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year recognizes and pays tribute to outstanding women in the community in the following categories: Arts & Culture; Community Service; Entrepreneur; Health & Wellness; Lifetime Achievement; Professional; Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math (STEAM); and Young Adult.

Residents of the Region are encouraged to nominate their choice for Women of the Year and enjoy this evening with these distinguished women. Nominees can be someone who is involved in the community, an inspiration to others, a motivational person, someone who embraces change or demonstrates initiative, someone who recognizes and confirms success in others, or someone who touches people’s lives in a more quiet and compassionate way.

Be sure to attend this year’s virtual award ceremony!

*Women of the Year are inclusive of all women, non-binary, transgender, two-spirited, women of all classes, races, sexualities, ableness, and identities. KWO Women of the Year is for all women.

Award Categories

Arts & Culture

For enriching the culture of our community through creation or promotion of the arts on a volunteer or professional basis.

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Community Service

For generously volunteering her time to programs and services that make our community a better place.

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For initiating and/or administering an enterprise or business.

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Health & Wellness

For promoting and helping others achieve and promote mental, physical or spiritual well-being in her career or community involvement.

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Lifetime Achievement

For over 25 years, has been a role model, mentor and/or advocate for positive social change.

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For dedicating herself to the pursuit of excellence in her chosen career.

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For outstanding advancement to the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math.

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Young Adult (14 to 23)

For leading by example and being a role model to her peers.

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