22News wants to recognize the great contributions women have made to our nation and local communities. Remarkable Women is part of a nationwide Nexstar Media initiative to honor the influence that women have had on public policy, social progress and the quality of life.

Throughout Women’s History Month, 22News will highlight four local women who inspire, lead and forge the way for other women. It’s not just about one day or one month — it’s about what they do, day-in and day-out.

One woman will be named 22News’ Woman of the Year and win a $1,000 donation to her charity of choice! From the more than 100 local winners, one woman will be selected and named Nexstar Media Group’s Woman of the Year!

Congratulations Susan Canning!

Michelle Ritucci

West Springfield

Michelle has overcome what could have been fatal adversity such as drug addiction and domestic violence. Read More…

Diana Varypatakis


Diana immigrated from Greece and started a business. She volunteers at shelters, completed 44 marathons, and is devoted to her lovely family. Read More…

Susan Canning


She overcame a family tragedy and turned that into an effort to save the lives of others. Read More…

Nelly Carmona


A mother that has overcome adversity and the tragic loss of her sister, helps by getting families the tools they need to thrive. Read More…

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