25 Women You Need to Know for 2022: Nominations are open for Tallahassee Democrat award

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It's a sweet sixteen year for the Tallahassee Democrat's 25 Women You Need to Know tradition. A generation of dedicated, talented and altruistic women have grown up or moved to town since we started in 2006.

Virtual celebration: Join the virtual celebration for the 25 Women You Need to Know and 5 Young Women to Watch

Last year's winners: Revealed: The 25 Women You Need to Know and 5 Young Women to Watch for 2021

Please help us meet them by sending in your nominations today. The woman or girl you admire could be your daughter's teacher, your mother's nurse or your sister's coach.

We want to know about the many generous women and girls who have been busy keeping the good work going in Tallahassee despite coronavirus and the delta and omicron variants of the last two years. It's time to recognize them.

The 25 Women You Need to Know and 5 Young Women to Watch for 2021
The 25 Women You Need to Know and 5 Young Women to Watch for 2021

Tallahassee's 25 Women Class of 2021 was honored virtually with a Facebook Live awards ceremony Nov. 16 on the Tallahassee Democrat's Facebook page. Check out past winners at tallahassee.com/life/25women/.

Entering its 16th year, the Tallahassee Democrat has honored more than 375 women and young women for their outstanding work in making our community a better place to live. But there are still many women and young women deserving of the "25 Women You Need to Know, 5 Young Women to Watch" honor.

More: Almost 350 Women You Need to Know: A complete history

Each year, nominations are submitted by friends, spouses, children, co-workers or just admirers of women and young women who are passionate about making positive changes in the lives of others and our community.

The award celebrates women who have not only achieved success in their careers but have gone above and beyond outside of their profession to take on leadership roles in the community or by giving of their time and talent to volunteer and provide public service.

We are looking for those women whose passion is making Tallahassee the best place for all of us to live while still achieving professionally. Previous honorees include businesswomen, state representatives, a Florida Supreme Court Justice, attorneys, educators and volunteers and more.

Their public service ranges from starting organizations to helping girls and teenagers to organizing AIDS walks to volunteering with local homeless and domestic abuse groups to serving on the boards of numerous civic, nonprofit and charity groups.

Just as important as honoring this year's 25 Women You Need to Know, is finding the 5 Young Women to Watch. These high school age girls are on the way to change not only our community, but the world. They give of their time and talents to others and still manage to succeed in sports or other extracurricular activities while maintaining their impressive GPA's.

Once all the nominations are in on Feb. 15 at 5 p.m., the judges take on the challenging task of finding the best of the best. Check out past winners at

So, take a moment and go to data.tallahassee.com/nominate-25-women and fill out the short nomination form. Your nomination form matters, so make sure you detail all of the great volunteer and community service work she has contributed. Show the judges though your words, what an asset she is to Tallahassee.

Throughout March — Women's History Month — the Democrat will publish individual profiles on the 30 chosen women and 5 young women in the newspaper and on Tallahassee.com.

Nominate someone today. The deadline is Feb. 15.

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