Every year in March, Nexstar Media Group, Inc., celebrates International Women’s Month by honoring “Remarkable Women” across the country and recognizing one of them as the “Nexstar Woman of the Year.” “Remarkable Women,” a nationwide Nexstar initiative to honor the influence that women have had on public policy, social progress, and the quality of life, celebrates local women that inspire, lead, and forge the way for other women.
All 200 Nexstar broadcasting stations in 116 markets accept nominations for “Nexstar Woman of the Year.” Based on nominations with universally selected criteria including community contributions, self-achievement, and family impact, each Nexstar market selects four local women for consideration as that market’s “Remarkable Woman.” Profiles of the top four nominees in each market air on local newscasts every Tuesday during the month of March, and the nominees are featured on the websites of each local television station.
Each market’s “Remarkable Woman” receives a $1,000 contribution on their behalf to a non-profit of their choice and that winner is then considered for “Nexstar Woman of the Year.” The Nexstar Charitable Foundation make a $10,000 contribution on behalf of the “Nexstar Woman of the Year” to the non-profit organization of her choice.
By the Numbers
- Over 38,000 nominations
- $356,000 in Donations to Local Charities
- Highlighted 1,800+ Remarkable Women Stories
2023 Remarkable Women Day 1
To celebrate their accomplishments, the winners of the local market competitions were flown to Los Angeles where they enjoyed a poolside reception at the Lowes Hollywood Hotel catered by Wolfgang Puck.
2023 Remarkable Women Day 2
Day Two, the Remarkable Women had a tour of Hollywood, and a special “Remarkable Women” presentation at the historic TCL Chinese Theater.
2023 Remarkable Women Day 3
Dinner and award presentations were hosted by television personality Leeza Gibbons and featuring appearances and remarks from Oscar-winning actress and talk show host Jennifer Hudson and author and philanthropist, Cookie Johnson.
And the 2023 Woman of the Year is...
Mona Highline of Grand Junction, Colorado, was named Nexstar’s 2023 “Remarkable Woman of the Year.” Ms. Highline was recognized for her work with the homeless in Colorado, as founder and executive director of the Joseph Center, a non-profit community outreach center in Grand Junction.