Nominees Needed for Women of Greatness Awards

Mayor Ron Dellums announced this week that nominations are now being accepted for 2009 Women of Greatness recognition awards. The mayor will present the awards at the Model City Summit on Women in February.

“The Annual Women of Greatness Awards are established to recognize individual women for their exceptional contributions within the San Francisco Bay Area,” Dellums said.  “Historically, women in Oakland and the Bay Area have been great contributors to our society, and it gives us great pleasure to present this award to honor the women that have impacted our lives.”

Mayor Dellums and First Lady Cynthia Dellums, who are the summit’s co-chairs, and the 2009 Women of Greatness Nomination Committee will select up to 10 women to be awarded this prestigious honor.

Nominees will have demonstrated civic leadership on a local or national level, demonstrated service and contribution to the advancement of women and families and shown commitment to the spirit of cooperation and collaboration within the community. The Women of Greatness Awards are given for a particular body of work or for the sum of a nominee’s achievements. Individuals may nominate themselves or another woman.

Each nomination must be submitted on the official nomination form and must be received by Dec. 1.  Announcements will be made on Dec. 15. Please respond via email to or fax materials to (510) 238-4731.