News for Immediate Release
Jan. 27, 2014
Pennsylvania Commission for Women Extends
Nomination Deadline for 2014 Hannah Penn Leadership Awards
Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Commission for Women today announced that due to
significant interest, the nomination deadline for the first ever Hannah Penn Leadership
Awards has been extended by one week. Nominations
must now be postmarked by Feb. 7, 2014.
The awards named
in honor of Hannah Callowhill Penn, seek to recognize Pennsylvania women who have been outstanding
mentors and role models through their leadership, service and commitment to
empowering women and girls.
“The Commission has received overwhelmingly
positive feedback from individuals, businesses and organizations across the state,”
said Sue Schick, Chair of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women. “We felt it was imperative to extend the
nomination deadline to ensure that every woman in Pennsylvania has an
opportunity to be recognized for her contributions.”
of the Hannah Penn Leadership Awards will be chosen in three categories: the
Business Leadership Award; the Civic and Volunteer Leadership Award; and the
Rising Star Award.
are open to the public. The nomination
form and guidelines are posted on the Pennsylvania Commission for Women
Hannah Penn Leadership Awards will be presented at the Governor’s Residence in
Harrisburg on March 19, 2014, as part of Women’s History Month.
Pennsylvania Commission for Women works to identify and advance the diverse
needs and interests of Pennsylvania women and girls; to inform, educate and
advocate for its constituents; and to provide opportunities to empower women
and girls to reach their highest potential.
Mostek, Pennsylvania Commission for Women; 717-787-1965