Thank you for your nominations for our Remarkable Women contest!  We’re currently going through those to select four finalists as we approach International Women’s Month in March.

Fox 8 looks forward to recognizing 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.

Fox 8 will celebrate 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.

In March, we’ll highlight four local women who will be considered for Nexstar’s nationwide 2023 Woman of the Year Award. One local winner will be selected to earn a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Los Angeles. 

Meet past years’ local Remarkable Women here or below.

Teri Theiss


For years, Teri Theiss was ashamed of her burn scars. Now, she’s Elite Ms. Ohio. She uses her platform to hold blood drives, raise money for cancer care and buy smoke detectors for local families. Read More…

Darlene Davis


Darlene Davis was inspired by her mother’s own story of immigration. Now, she collects and alters clothing and other items for Afghan refugees coming to Northeast Ohio. Read More…

Barbara Bradford-Williams


During the pandemic, Barbara Bradford-Williams turned her restaurant into a distribution site for hundreds of lunches for neighborhood children. That’s expanded to a place for food, fun and learning. Read More…

Tanya Holmes


Tanya Holmes took an overgrown lot and turned it into a place of learning and community. At Ka-La Healing Garden Center, children learn to grow vegetables and cook, seniors can enjoy music, and neighbors can become more involved. Read More…

Check out 2022 winners nationwide below:

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