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The Remarkable Women Contest Returns in 2022

As we approach International Women’s Month in March, WPRI 12 again will recognize the great contributions that women have made to our nation and local communities. Remarkable Women is part of a nationwide Nexstar Media initiative in its second year to honor the influence that women have had on public policy, social progress, and quality of life.

WPRI 12 will identify, feature, and celebrate local women in Southern New England that inspire, lead and forge the way for other women. It’s not just about one day or month — it’s about what they do, day in and day out and to celebrate these women properly, we will highlight and recognize their accomplishments. …we will not only tell their stories, but also HONOR the women in these stories.

The Remarkable Women contest entry period runs from Nov. 29 through Dec. 31, 2021. In early 2022, we’ll highlight four local woman who will be considered for Nexstar’s nationwide 2022 Woman of the Year Award as well as crown our local Southern New England winner.

Complete Coverage: Remarkable Women of Southern New England »


Did You Nominate a Remarkable Women That You Know?

We are received droves of deserving and remarkable women during this contest entry period. Thank you to everyone who took the time and effort to nominate a Remarkable Woman that you know. Keep tabs on this page and watch WPRI 12 and The Rhode Show Tuesdays March 8, 15, 22, and 29 to meet and get to know our finalists! Nominate someone here, if you haven’t already!


Join WPRI 12 & The Rhode Show in Celebrating Our Past Finalists

Remarkable Women Contest 2021

Congratulations to Pamela Bibeault, our Remarkable Women Contest 2021 Winner!

Meet the 2021 Final Four

Ellen Lenox Smith

Ellen is a leading voice for patients living in pain both locally and nationwide. For decades, she has shared her time and resources to help others.  Read More…

Pam Bibeault

Throughout the pandemic, Pam has worked tirelessly to promote quality care for frail elders in nursing homes across Rhode Island, writing policies and fielding phone calls day and night to address COVID-19 issues, all while dealing with losses in her own family.  Read More…

Amy Antone

Amy is the founder of the Cuddles of Hope Foundation, which helps children in frightening situations such as hospitals and shelters feel a little better by having a stuffed animal to cuddle with.  Read More…

Alexis Meyer

Alexis has risen through the ranks of the East Greenwich school system over the past 21 years. She jumped into her new role right as superintendent when the world starting getting shut down, though she never skipped a beat or missed an opportunity to be there for teachers and students.  Read More…

Remarkable Women Contest 2020

Congratulations to Yvonne Heredia, our Remarkable Women 2020 winner!

Watch Michaela Johnson announce Yvonne on The Rhode Show as our local most remarkable woman


Remarkable Women 2020: Winners Across the Country