Hannah Penn Leadership Awards
THE DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 7, 2014
Governor Tom Corbett and the Pennsylvania Commission for Women recognize the valuable and diverse contributions of women throughout the commonwealth’s rich history.
In March 2013, Governor Corbett honored Hannah Callowhill Penn, the first woman to govern Pennsylvania over 300 years ago. Hannah Penn ruled the colony of Pennsylvania for six years after her husband, William Penn, was incapacitated by a stroke in 1712. After William Penn died, she ruled for another eight years in her own name from England.
Hannah Penn holds a special place in the history of Pennsylvania and serves today as a role model for women who desire to affect political change, overcome personal challenges and become leaders in our state, communities, schools and businesses.
The legacy of this important female leader is recognized through the Hannah Penn Leadership Awards, which honors Pennsylvania women who have been outstanding mentors and role models through their leadership, service and commitment to empowering women and girls in the commonwealth.
To nominate someone for the 2014 Hannah Penn Leadership Awards, click here.