Who is eligible to be nominated for this project?

We are looking for women from all walks of life any age, ethnicity, or area of Arizona that are currently making a positive impact on the state. “48 Arizona Women” will honor professional and non-professional women from diverse backgrounds whose leadership and commitment are contributing in a positive way to the future of Arizona from local politicians/heroes such as Gabrielle Giffords to an unsung Navajo woman working to keep her native language alive.

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What is the deadline for nominations?

Nominations will close on October 1, 2011.

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Who can nominate?

Everyone is welcome to nominate someone they feel is worthy whether they are acquainted or not.

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What are the categories?

The different categories include: Education, Sports, Arts/Entertainment, Legislative/Judicial, Environmental, Cultural Development/Social Change, Business/Economics, Science/Medicine, Technology, Philanthropy, Military/Law Enforcement and General.

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What is the criteria?

Nominees are evaluated on several key factors: the impact that their leadership, accomplishments and dedication have had on the state and the nation; their influence as role models and visionaries; and their ability to relate to a wide range of people.

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How will the honorees be decided?

Honorees will be determined by the 12 member governing board that will evaluate all the nominees based on the aforementioned criteria.

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Who makes up the 12 member governing board?

The 12-member governing board is comprised of a diverse group of community leaders, public and private sector leaders and residents.

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When will the honorees be announced?

Honorees will be announced later this year or in early 2012.

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How will the honorees be recognized?

Honorees will be formally recognized in Spring 2012 during a 48 Women Centennial Luncheon as well as a VIP reception for the launch of the coffee table book. 

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What is the coffee table book?

All the honorees will be compiled into a 130-plus page coffee table book titled “Arizona’s 48 Most Intriguing Women,” telling each woman’s story in words and photos.

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When will the book be published?

The book will be published in early 2012 in celebration of Arizona’s Centennial year and will be available for purchase throughout Arizona.

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Who came up with the idea for this project?

Chairperson Connie Robinson originally developed the idea behind the project during a worldwide leadership conference with the Women’s Funding Network which is under the umbrella of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.  Arizona Historical Society CAO Bill Ponder suggested Robinson present her idea as a possible project for the Arizona Centennial and Robinson was awarded official Centennial Legacy Project status for “48 Women” after passing the review.

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What is a Centennial Legacy Project?

Centennial Legacy Projects are projects generated by community members and sanctioned by the Arizona Historical Advisory Commission. These projects strive to leave a lasting legacy in honor of the Centennial and range from public art, to restoration of historic properties, to musical compositions.