Since 2001, the Boise State Women’s Center has honored local “Women Making History,” ordinary women leading extraordinary lives. These women (students, faculty, staff and community members from around Idaho) are interviewed and their stories published in the Idaho Statesman in March and subsequently honored at an annual gala.
This publication has become a tradition in Boise State’s Women’s History Month celebration. The Women’s Center is now calling for nominations for March 2010 honorees. The center is looking for extraordinary stories of women who challenge sexist stereotypes and norms, work/advocate for equality within institutions (law, health care, education, etc.), role model healthy self-esteem and self-worth, break ground in traditionally male-dominated fields (sports, engineering, politics, etc.), or challenge other forms of oppression (racism, ageism, etc.).
If you know of a woman who deserves to be honored for her contribution to Idaho, please nominate her today. You can pick up a nomination form at the Women’s Center in the Student Union Building or call ext. 6-4259. All nominations must be turned in by 5 p.m. Sept. 25.
If you have not yet nominated a special woman making a difference in yours and other’s lives, now is the time.