It's the 39th year for a nonprofit organization in Eastern Iowa to recognize Corridor women for their accomplishments and contributions, at perhaps a time when the influence and visibility of female role models have never been greater.

KWWL has the story about Waypoint Services of Cedar Rapids, now seeking nominees for their "Women of Achievement" Awards. An in-person ceremony is usually held but due to the pandemic, the "Tribute to Women of Achievement" event will be held virtually in 2021.

There are 5 categories recognizing innovative and creative women for their service:

  • Women of Achievement in Arts, Education, and/or Culture
  • Women of Achievement in Innovation
  • Women of Achievement in Leadership
  • Women of Achievement Personal Life
  • Women of Achievement in Service to the Community

If you're considering someone for the nomination, Waypoint's Chief Development and Marketing Officer Autumn Craft says it helps to think about "how they're going above and beyond every single day".

What we look for is just somebody who goes above and beyond and somebody who just really stands out in what they do, you know, in really all aspects

Submit your nominations here by February 10. They do ask for a donation to nominate someone but all the money goes to Waypoint for their programs and services. The virtual recognition ceremony takes place on Facebook Live on Thursday, February 25 from noon to 1 p.m. If you'd like to add a deserving area woman to the ranks of over 1,500 who have been honored through these awards, get more information from Waypoint on their website. Congratulations in advance to the nominees and honorees serving their community.

Waypoint serves women and children in the area by providing resources for those experiencing homelessness, poverty, and domestic violence, or needing affordable child care.

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