Finalist #1 – Bridget Booker

Peoria, Illinois

One Peoria woman has turned her life of poverty, child loss, and hardship into a completely different story. Read More…

Finalist #2 – Sheila Mercer

Lacon, Illinois

Sheila Mercer has spent years working at OSF Saint Francis and calls it a calling. Read More…

Finalist #3 – Carol Merna

Peoria, Illinois

Behind the therapists, crisis managers, case workers and more at the Center for Prevention of Abuse is a remarkable woman leading the way to help survivors. Read More…

Finalist #4 – TBA

Finalist’s Hometown

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WMBD wants 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, WMBD will highlight 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.

One woman will be named Central Illinois’ Woman of the Year and win a trip to New York City to attend The Mel Robbins Show. From the more than 100 local winners, one woman will be selected and named Nexstar Media Group’s Woman of the Year!