March is International Women’s Month and WGNO and NOLA38 are recognizing the great contributions that 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.

WGNO and NOLA38 celebrate local 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.

Read all about our finalists:

 Finalist #1: Lisa McKenzie
New Orleans
 
McKenzie is the founder and CEO of “You Night,” a nine month empowerment program for women who have cancer or are cancer survivors. Read More…
 Finalist #2: Teri Hrabovsky
New Orleans
 
Teri Hrabovsky often says that she hasn’t done anything “spectacular.” And yet she’s helped hundreds of children all across the state.. Read More…

 Finalist #3: Bree Anderson
New Orleans
 
Anderson is a co-founder, with Dominique Jones, of a non-profit group called “Daughters Beyond Incarceration,” or “DBI.”. Read More…
 Finalist #4: Pleasant Rankins
New Orleans
 
Rankins says her passion for giving began about ten years ago with a personal crisis that she and her husband endured without the emotional support they desperately needed. . Read More…

Remarkable Women Winners Across the Country