Iowa Women of Achievement Bridge
A focal point of The Principal Riverwalk, this iconic bridge spans the Des Moines River, linking the east and west sides of the city at the northern edge of the riverwalk loop. The bridge features two separate pathways–one for walkers/joggers and one for bicyclists.
Nominations for Iowa Women of Achievement
This spring, as part of The Principal Riverwalk dedication, the bridge will be officially named "The Iowa Women of Achievement Bridge." The bridge will display the names of women from Iowa's history who have been nominated by citizens and selected for recognition by a panel of judges. As part of the naming, the first women to be recognized will be announced and their plaques unveiled on the bridge.
Nominate a woman of achievement today!
Nominees must be historical (deceased) women. The women will be selected on merit and have made a positive impact on the lives of others, achieved extraordinary accomplishments, inspired future generations, and been agents for change for the betterment of our state, our nation, or the world.
Nomination deadline is Monday, April 1, 2013.
To nominate an Iowa Women of Achievement, review the criteria and submission instructions (PDF: 456KB). Any person or group may submit a nomination.
Nominations should include endorsements and information on why this woman stands above others in her field or area of contribution. Please include results and impact of this nominee's contributions. Nominations should be no longer than two pages.
Materials cannot be returned to the nominator, so do not submit irreplaceable documents. Nominations remain current for three years and may then be resubmitted.
2013 Selection Committee:
- Joy Corning, former lieutenant governor
- Michael Gartner, president of the Iowa Board of Regents
- Mary O'Keefe, chair, Riverfront Development Authority
- Sally Pederson, former lieutenant governor
- San Wong, director, Iowa Department of Human Rights