Indiana Commission for Women seeks nominations for 2016 Torchbearer Awards

Indianapolis, May 17, 2016 — The Indiana Commission for Women (ICW) is seeking nominations for the 2016 Torchbearer Awards. Indiana Torchbearers are Indiana’s most prestigious recognition of women. They have stepped forward as leaders by breaking down barriers to women’s full participation. “These women have overcome or continue to confront immense challenges with courage, perseverance, and compassion,” said Marta Pincheira, Chair of the Indiana Commission for Women Board of Commissioners. “Torchbearers serve as an inspiration for others by demonstrating character, being visionaries, and making significant contributions to their communities and to Indiana against all odds.”

Recipients will be selected from a pool of nominated candidates who have overcome adversity, made extraordinary contributions, or been pioneers throughout their lives. Selection will be based on the recipients’ demonstrated achievement in the areas of their professional careers, community leadership, and/or public service. Recipients must be living at the time of their nomination. Nominations will be evaluated with considerable attention given to those women who have been pioneers, have removed barriers and/or have made a considerable impact to the advancement of women in Indiana.

Visit to download the nomination form and guidelines. Submitted nomination forms are due on or before Friday, July 29, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. EST. Recipients of the 2016 Torchbearer Awards will be announced at an Awards Ceremony in September 2016.

For more information, assistance or a printed copy of nomination form, contact Kristin Garvey, Executive Director at 317-232-6720 or

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