Nominations are open for the 2022 Women’s Wall of Fame Awards, sponsored by the San Luis Obispo County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls. The Commission wishes to recognize outstanding women in the county who have given in an exemplary way to better the lives of others throughout the year. Nominations are solicited from organizations and individuals throughout the county in three categories – volunteer, business and service. The online nomination form is open until December 3, 2021.
All nominees will be recognized at a luncheon attended by county dignitaries and community members, scheduled for March 19, 2022. Photos of the top three nominees will be placed on the Women’s Wall of Fame in the County Government Building. Their names and year of the award will be inscribed on a permanent plaque next to the Wall of Fame.
“The theme for this year is Journeys of Courage, reflecting the resilience of women during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said District 1 Commissioner Meghan Madsen. “Study after study confirms that women were hit hardest, whether it was diminishing economic opportunities, juggling childcare and family caregiving responsibilities, increased gender-based violence, mental distress, as well as decreased access to health services. Through it all, women stepped up in creative and brave ways to support their communities. San Luis Obispo county is home to many inspiring, talented and empowering women who are making a positive impact, and I encourage everyone to highlight these leaders by nominating them through our online submission form.”
All women who live or work in San Luis Obispo County, or have played an integral part in the development and/or implementation of projects that have benefited the county, are eligible for nomination, and can be nominated by their fellow community members or organizations.
The SLO County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is an official advisory group to the SLO County Board of Supervisors established in 1975. The mission of the Commission is to work to improve the lives of women and girls in San Luis Obispo County by advocating for equal rights, and collaborating with agencies and programs that support the health, socioeconomic and professional well-being of women and girls in our community.
Learn more about the SLO County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, and nominate an exceptional woman at www.slowomen.org.