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 quality of life.

Leading up to International Women’s Day, WWLP 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.

In order to celebrate these women, we need your help to learn about their backgrounds and stories. Please use the form below to nominate a Remarkable Woman in your life. In March, we’ll highlight four local women who will be considered for Nexstar’s nationwide 2020 Woman of the Year Award.

The nomination period closes 11:59 p.m. Dec. 31.

Meet last year’s Remarkable Women winner and runner ups.

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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