Advance Women of Achievement 2020: Honoring Frontline Heroes
STATEN ISLAND, NY – Each year, the Staten Island Advance honors local women who have exceeded volunteer expectations through its “Women of Achievement” program.
Last April would have been the 58th season of this special event, which has always started with nominations from the community and then discussions by an independent jury. Women chosen for success are featured in a special section in Advance and on SILive.com – culminating with a gala lunch.
But this year is different, as the Staten Island community and the rest of the world battle the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
So instead of our traditional Women of Achievement program, this year we will be saluting the frontline women who risked their own lives in these unprecedented times.
We call it Women of Achievement 2020 – The Front Line.
“Like many places around the world, Staten Island has been hit hard by the virus,” said Caroline Harrison, publisher of Advance / SILive.com. “As our community does its best to deal with it, I am in awe of the women who are stepping in in different ways. Although their services are varied and extensive, there is a common thread that defines them: bravery and selflessness. They are the glue that holds us together as we fight this deadly pandemic, and they deserve to be recognized. “
We want to know what you consider to be a woman who should be recognized in this remarkable year.
You can appoint a member of the medical, hospital or nursing home staff. Or a pharmacy or grocery clerk who showed up to work every day. Or maybe a teacher who made a difference with her students.
Send the name and contact details of this special woman – a cell phone number and email address always helps – along with a description of what she’s done to get above and beyond. Make sure you include their employer and their job. Also include your name and contact details.
Please send the information to [email protected] We can only accept nominations online.
These amazing women of Staten Island will be celebrated in a special section in The Advance and on SILive.com Sunday, November 15.