February 9, 2017

MADISON – Wisconsin Women in Government (WWIG), a statewide, bipartisan, non-profit organization, seeks nominations for awards that will recognize two outstanding women in careers interacting with public service.

Members of the public are welcome to submit nominations for two awards: the “Legacy Award” and “Rising Star Award.”

The “Legacy Award” will honor one woman who has made significant professional contributions throughout her career to local, state, and/or national government.

The “Rising Star Award” will honor one woman who has been in her profession for 10 years or less, but has demonstrated excellence by making an extraordinary impact in her profession relative to her years of service.

Eligible nominees for both awards are those with roles in local, state, and/or national government, including but not limited to elected officials, public employees, and those interacting with government through the private sector.

Nominees will not be notified of their nomination unless they have won the award. Award recipients will be notified of their selection and invited to the 30th Annual Wisconsin Women in Government Scholarship & Recognition Gala in Madison, Wisconsin. Nominations are due by midnight on March 2, 2017.

“We are excited to continue these awards for the second consecutive year, furthering WWIG’s tradition of honoring outstanding women leaders,” said Kara Kratowicz, WWIG President. “This is a great opportunity to recognize both the potential and accomplishments of women who work hard on behalf of Wisconsin.”

Click here nomination form for the Legacy Award.

Click here for the nomination form for the Rising Star Award.

Wisconsin Women in Government was founded in 1987 to celebrate and support the talented women who choose a career in government service. Through the generous support of our sponsors over the past 30 years, WWIG has awarded scholarships to women pursuing undergraduate and post-graduate study at Wisconsin institutions of higher education. For more information, please visit WWIG’s website at: www.wiscwomeningovernment.org.

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