Search is on For 2012 NDWN Woman of the Year

From ND Women’s Network

The North Dakota Women’s Network (NDWN) is search­ing for an outstand­ing recipient for its 2012 Woman of the Year award. This is the sixth year the NDWN has bestowed the award.

“Nominees for the award should be women who have dedicated their time and talents to improve the quality of life for women in North Dakota,” said NDWN Board Chair JoNelle Bakke of Grand Forks.

Bakke said that nominees should be leaders and advocates in one or more of the following areas: women’s health and reproductive rights; the support of educational opportunities for women; equal pay for equal work; equal rep­resentation in political offices; pre­venting violence against women and children; and the eradication of gen­der, familial, ethnic, racial and sexual orientation discrimination.

Past recipients include Dr Ellen Chaffee, Bonnie Pal­ecek, Representatives Nancy Johnson, Cheryl Bergian, and Judy De­Mers.

Nominees are submitted by NDWN members and allies and the honoree will be selected by the board of directors in March. To submit a nomination, go to to download the nomination form, or email Nominations are due March 1, 2012.

The Woman of the Year will be honored at the NDWN 2012 Annual Meeting, which will be held in the fall of 2012.

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