Nominations Open to Celebrate Women in Alexandria

Nominations Open to Celebrate Women in Alexandria

2021 awards to honor women on front lines of pandemic

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Alexandria Celebrates Women Awards. The organization is looking to focus on those who have worked or volunteered on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have been inspired for centuries by women who stepped up and led the way in Alexandria,” said organizer Pat Miller. “This past year, many women have worked and volunteered an exceptional number of hours on the front lines – delivering mail and packages, ensuring our food supply, teaching our children, caring for our health and safety, and many other efforts helping the Alexandria community battle COVID-19. We want to honor those unsung heroes.”

Alexandria Celebrates Women will host the first Celebrate Women Awards Monday, March 29. The Women’s History Month awards ceremony will replace the Alexandria Commission for Women’s annual Salute to Women. The free online event will highlight five women through biographical videos.

To nominate someone for outstanding contributions to the community during the pandemic, visit Nominees must live or work in Alexandria and nominations close at midnight March 15.

Alexandria Celebrates Women is a volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to recognize the history of Alexandria’s heroines while celebrating the empowerment of Alexandria’s modern woman.