COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Through our Remarkable Women series, NBC4 is 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.
We are featuring our 2023 Remarkable Women finalists every Tuesday at 5 p.m. during the month of March. Each of them will also be considered for Nexstar’s nationwide 2023 Woman of the Year. Our local winner will be announced on March 28, 2023.
Remarkable Women Finalists of 2023
Amy Klaben, Esq.
Project Facilitator, Move to PROSPER
Klaben’s life of service includes starting Move to PROSPER, a three-year program that empowers low-wage families and their children to gain economic security. Read More…
Creator of the non-profit The Marcus Project
Rosenberg is a woman on a mission to help families and children, as well as provide much-needed adoption support. Read More…
As CEO of R.Riveter, Lisa Bradley created the goal of providing independence and income to military spouses all over the country and championing female leaders in the workplace. Read More…
Founded central Ohio LOSS chapter
Denise Miene-Graham knows the pain of suicide — and remarkably — she uses it to help others survive their grief. Read More…
Remarkable Women Finalists of 2022
Dr. Deepa Halaharvi
Breast Cancer Surgeon and Breast Cancer Survivor
As a local breast cancer surgeon, Deepa Halaharvi never dreamed she would be diagnosed with the disease. Now a survivor, Halaharvi aims to inspire her patients through her story of perseverance. Read More…
ACCESS Collaborative Program Director, The Ohio State University Office of Diversity and inclusion
As the Director of ACCESS, an academic and social support program that assists parenting students in overcoming barriers that can keep them from graduating from OSU, Traci helps students with academic support, assistance with child care and housing and mentoring programs. Read More…
Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt.
“Annie” was born in Afghanistan and came to the U.S. as a teenager. Among other ways she serves families in the community, she worked non-stop to get at risk Afghans to safety when the U.S. pulled out of Afghanistan. Read More…
Director of Community Relations at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Angela leads the Social Determinants Housing and Community Engagement for Nationwide Children’s Hospital, which not only leads the City of Columbus as an Affordable Housing Developer with work through Healthy Homes, but the model that she has led has also been recognized and adopted by various anchor intuitions around the country. Read More…
Remarkable Women Finalists of 2021
First female detective Hilliard Division of Police
Deborah Mullin has honorably served the City of Hilliard as a police officer for the last 26 years. She’s a trailblazer who has made a mark on her community in more ways than one. Read More…
AngelWorks Foundation Creator
In 2004, Ellie Hite created the AngelWorks Foundation, its mission, to give central Ohio families a merry Christmas, but that mission has evolved over the years to advocate for families battling childhood cancer. Read More…
Suzan Bradford Kounta
Executive Director, Lincoln Theatre
She was introduced to us as “a lover of dance that fueled her commitment to the education of youth” that’s quite an intro, add to that, a lover of West African arts and culture, which she uses as a social development tool for young people, and Suzan Bradford Kounta is, no doubt, a Remarkable Woman. Read More…
NC4K Executive Director
As the executive director for NC4K, No Kid Fights Cancer Alone, Mandy Powell works tirelessly to help families impacted by pediatric cancer and she manages to bring hope even on the darkest of days. Read More..
Remarkable Women Finalists of 2020
Franklin County Municipal Court Judge
Eileen has dedicated her life as a public servant making meaningful change in her community. From starting a law firm to serving on Columbus City Council and chairing many committees — she has helped solve real issues impacting real people. Read More…
Affectionately known as “The Bra Lady,” Kathy Jackson has not only collected and distributed over 100,000 undergarments to women in central Ohio, her mission has turned into helping organizations and agencies provide for people in need. Read More…
Founder/President Starfish Assignment Columbus
A U.S. Marine Corp. veteran, Nicole started a nonprofit organization called the Starfish Assignment, which is an all-volunteer group of civilians who work in conjunction with law enforcement officers in central Ohio to identify members of the community who are in need.Read More…
Stacy brings hope to many with her outreach ministry, positive attitude, and active lifestyle, after overcoming a diving accident that rendered her quadriplegic. Along with her newsletters and speaking engagements, she volunteers at OSU offering encouragement to other spinal cord injury patients. Read More…