March is International Women’s Month

International Women’s Month recognizes the great contributions that women have made to our nation and local communities.  Remarkable Women is a nationwide Nexstar Media initiative to honor the influence that women have had on public policy, social progress and the quality of life.

CBS 42 will celebrate local Central Alabama women that inspire, lead and forge the way for other women. It’s not just about one day or one month, it’s about what they do, day-in and day-out.  In order to celebrate these women properly, we need to highlight and recognize their accomplishments.  There are stories to be told and we will not only tell their stories, we will HONOR the remarkable women in these stories.

Beginning December 7th, 2020 CBS 42 and all Nexstar local TV markets will accept nominations for the Remarkable Woman of the Year. Based on select criteria such as community contributions, self-achievement and impact on families, CBS 42 will select four (4) local women to be considered for the Central Alabama Remarkable Woman of the Year.  All four local nominees will be featured in the CBS 42 newscasts and will be highlighted on CBS42.com. Stories honoring the four local nominees will air in local newscast each Tuesday, March 9, March 16, March 23 and March 30, 2021.

On April 1, 2021, one (1) woman will be announced as CBS 42 Remarkable Woman winner/finalist, and they will now be eligible for consideration for the National “Nexstar Woman of the Year” Award.  The national winner will be featured and announced on a WGN’s Remarkable Women Special on April 10th at 6PM CT.

If you would like to nominate a Remarkable Woman, the nomination will be a short original essay of 500 words or less about your nominee.  Your nomination will be judged on the following criteria: 

  • community contributions (34%)
  • self-achievement (33%)
  • impact on families (33%)

CBS 42 will be accepting nominations starting on December 7, 2020 at 12:00am and ending on December 20, 2020 at 11:59pm.

Please make your nominations below. Help us celebrate Remarkable Women in Central Alabama!

CENTRAL ALABAMA’S WOMAN OF THE YEAR 2020

ASHLEY CONDON | Homewood, Alabama

Homewood’s Ashley Condon is the winner of Central Alabama’s “Remarkable Women” contest (CBS 42)

We wanted to recognize the great contributions women have made to our nation and local communities. Remarkable Women is part of a nationwide Nexstar Media initiative to honor the influence that women have had on public policy, social progress and the quality of life.

Leading up to International Women’s Day, we highlighted four local women who inspire, lead and forge the way for other women. It’s not just about one day or one month — it’s about what they do, day-in and day-out.

Based on your nominations, four semifinalists were selected, and we introduced each of them to you all. From these amazing women, Ashley Condon was named Central Alabama’s Woman of the Year. Ashley is among the 100 local winners nationwide who will receive the honor of being named Nexstar Media Group’s Woman of the Year!

Get to know each of our amazing semifinalists!

Maggie Bell

Helena, AL

Maggie Bell is a working mother-of-three who cares about people, has a heart for children, and loves her family. Watch Maggie’s story!

Ashley Condon

Homewood, AL

Ashley Condon is a working mother-of-three who credits her faith with her commitment to motherhood, service work, and her career. Watch Ashley’s story!

Mittie Cannon

Birmingham, AL

Dr. Mittie Cannon is an educator and nonprofit founder who inspires young women to consider careers in male-dominated fields. Watch Mittie’s story!

Pauline Ford-Caesar

Birmingham, AL

Pauline Ford-Ceasar is a community trailblazer recognized for her military service, her commitment to educating people about Caribbean culture, and her efforts to put Birmingham on the map as an international destination. Watch Pauline’s story!