The Indiana Commission for Women is seeking nominations for the 2013 Torchbearer Awards. The state of Indiana’s most prestigious recognition of women, Indiana Torchbearers are those women who have stepped forward as leaders by breaking down barriers to women’s full participation.
“These women become lasting legacies for us all by overcoming immense challenges with courage, perseverance and compassion,” said Betsy Corridan, chair of the Indiana Commission for Women Board of Commissioners. “They serve as inspiration for others by facing tough choices, demonstrating character and making significant contributions to their communities and to the state of Indiana.”
Recipients will be selected from a pool of nominated candidates who have overcome obstacles, made extraordinary contributions or been pioneers throughout their lives. Selection will be based on the recipients’ demonstrated achievement in the areas of their professional careers, community leadership and/or public service. Recipients must be living at the time of their nomination. Nominations will be evaluated with considerable attention given to those women who have been pioneers, have removed barriers and/or have made a considerable impact to the advancement of women in Indiana.
Visit www.in.gov/icw/2334.htm to download the nomination form and guidelines. Submitted nomination forms are due on or before 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14. Recipients of the 2013 Torchbearer Awards will be announced at an Awards Ceremony on March 6, 2013.