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The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame is accepting nominations of amazing women for 2020

Posted at 12:17 PM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-17 11:40:32-04

Do you know an amazing woman? Denver7 is proud to partner with the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF), which is currently accepting nominations for its next group of extraordinary women to be inducted into the Hall. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, Aug. 1.

Every two years, CWHF inducts contemporary and historical women with significant ties to Colorado who have made enduring and exemplary contributions to their fields, elevated the status of women and helped open new frontiers for women and society. Representing the Class of 2020, up to ten women will be inducted in March 2020 during a special celebration in their honor.

“Women, and especially young girls, need role models who share a similar drive and vision in life, education, business, and personal development,” says Beth Barela, chair of CWHF. “Too many of today’s girls and young women still struggle with low self-esteem, the deeply rooted belief that they ‘can’t,’ or that certain obstacles are insurmountable. Having role models to study, emulate and help them find ways to succeed is critical in women being able to create a healthy, happy, productive future for themselves.”

Nominations are generated by the citizens of Colorado who put forward a wide variety of extraordinary women for consideration. These nominations are evaluated by an independent selection committee comprised of diverse citizens from around the state who are experts in their fields.

The six contemporary and four historical women inducted into the Hall must meet the following criteria:

· Made enduring contributions in their field
· Elevated the status of women/girls
· Helped open new frontiers for women and society

The Hall believes that individuals, businesses and organizations that submit nominations for the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame send a strong message that women and their contributions matter.

Nominations are due by August 1, 2019. Tips and more information about the selection criteria as well as both English and Spanish version nomination forms are available to download at: http://www.cogreatwomen.org/inductees/nominate/.

For more information, visit www.cogreatwomen.org.