About the Remarkable Women Contest
In honor of International Women’s Month, WPRI 12 and The Rhode Show are once again celebrating the contributions that women have made in our community. Now in its fifth year, Remarkable Women is part of a nationwide Nexstar Media campaign to recognize their accomplishments and the influence they’ve had on public policy, social progress and quality of life.
In the coming months, we’ll be introducing you to local women who 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.
The Remarkable Women contest entry period runs through Nov 30, 2023. In March, we’ll highlight four local women who will be considered for Nexstar’s nationwide 2023 Woman of the Year Award, as well as crown our local Southern New England winner.
Meet Our Past Winners
Remarkable Women 2023
Last year’s winner was Cathy Andreozzi, who launched the Tori Lynn Andreozzi Foundation in honor of her daughter. When she was 12 years old, Tori was hit and nearly killed by a drunk driver. Despite suffering a severe brain injury, she managed to survive for nearly 20 more years. The foundation encourages people to make good choices, raises awareness about traumatic brain injuries, and supports families dealing with tragedy.
Remarkable Women 2022
Our 2022 winner was Cheryl Cunha, who started the David Louis Cunha Foundation with her husband Peter in memory of their only child who died at the age of 21. The foundation grants wishes, offers scholarships to Smithfield High School students who embody community service, and donates to families that need a lift in their lives.
Remarkable Women 2021
Pamela Bibeault was picked as our local winner in 2021. She works tirelessly to improve the quality of care for those living at long-term care facilities across Rhode Island, which was especially important during the pandemic.
Remarkable Women 2020
The winner of our first contest was Yvonne Heredia.