Call for Nominations - Woman of the Year Awards

Jan 22, 2022

For immediate release:

Contact: Leianne Neff Heppner, president & CEO, Summit County Historical Society 

Telephone: 330-535-1120


Women’s History Project invites nominations for Woman of the Year Awards

Do you know a woman of creativity, faith, or innovation? Nominate her for the Women’s History Project’s 2022 Woman of the Year Awards.

The Women’s History Project of the Akron Area, a program of the Summit County Historical Society, invites nominations for its 2022 Woman of the Year Awards.

This year’s theme is “Women: Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.” 

Society President Leianne Neff Heppner explained, “The Women’s History Project is honored to recognize women in our community, who through their selfless work, paid and volunteer, supply an essential need…hope.”   In the words of Mother Theresa, “Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible,” Leianne said.

Application forms are available at the Summit County Historical Society’s website ( or by calling the Society at 330-535-1120. The deadline for applications is Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day.

Women selected for this honor will be celebrated at a special luncheon on the grounds of the Summit County Historical Society this Spring.