2019 WOY Nomination

You may submit your 2019 Woman of the Year nomination Here. Be sure to thoroughly and accurately describe the nominee's most important attributes. Please feel free to provide any additional information and attachments that would assist in the review process.

Professional Women's Chamber 2018 Woman of the Year
Congratulations to Lora Wondolowski!

2018 Woman of the Year

The Professional Women's Chamber, a division of Springfield Regional Chamber annually presents the Woman of the Year Award to a woman in the Greater Springfield area who exemplifies outstanding leadership, professional accomplishment, and service to the community. This award has been given annually since 1954 and is publically recognized as one of the most prestigious honors given to any citizen for distinguished service and selfless giving.

The nominee's achievements can be representative of a lifetime's work or for more recent successes. In either case, her leadership and accomplishments should be regarded as a model for all people in the Greater Springfield community. The candidate should be gainfully employed in a full-time position (full time volunteering does not meet the criteria). Any woman in the Pioneer Valley is eligible for nomination and a chamber affiliation is not required.

The Professional Women's Chamber promotes the status of women professionals. We work to empower career-oriented women through participation in leadership, education and networking opportunities and we strive to strengthen the positive impact of women in the business community and on the economy.
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