Who is eligible to be nominated for this project?

We are looking for remarkable women from all walks of life--any age, ethnicity, or area of Arizona--who are currently doing remarkable things in their cities and towns. 48 Arizona Women honors professional and non-professional women who are transforming lives, building stronger communities and helping to positively shape Arizona and the nation.

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What is the deadline for nominations?

To be determined.

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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: Arts/Entertainment/Sports/Fashion, Aviation/Aeronautics, Business/Economics/Real Estate, Cultural Development/Social Change/Environmental, Engineering/Architecture/Construction, Education, Family/Community /Faith-Based, General, Government/Legislative/Judicial, Legends, Media, Mentor, Military/Law Enforcement, Philanthropy, Ranching/Agriculture, Science/Medicine/Technology/Healthcare, and Trades.

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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 a selection committee that will evaluate the nominees based on the aforementioned criteria.

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Who makes up the selection committee?

The committee is comprised of Arizona Historical Society representatives, friends, partners and statewide community representatives as as well as representatives of exclusive sponsors.

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When will the honorees be announced?

Honorees will be announced in early 2021.

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How will the honorees be recognized?

Honorees will be announced in the statewide media and featured in a coffee table book titled: 48 Women, Arizona's Most Intriguing Women, telling each woman's story in words and photos. They will be formally recognized in Spring 2021 during a special luncheon as well as at a VIP reception for the launch of the coffee table book, which will be available for purchase throughout Arizona.

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What is the coffee table book?

All the honorees and their accomplishments will be included into a 130-plus page coffee table book titled “48 Women, 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 2021.

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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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