Lowell Women’s Week seeks nominations of women in greater Lowell who have gone above and beyond in service of enriching their community. The Because of Her Award recognizes women who demonstrate a strong commitment to the Lowell community through courage, generosity, compassion, and activism. Lowell Women’s Week intends to honor women who have not traditionally been recognized for their accomplishments, and who have performed exemplary deeds of service outside of their regular jobs, including individuals who:
• Perform exemplary deeds of service outside of their paid work, including a demonstrated commitment to service in their community;
• Help individuals or their community through one or more extraordinary acts, or otherwise conduct themselves admirably when faced with unusually challenging circumstances;
• Make efforts to combat long term, persistent problems that impact entire communities (for example those who have taken innovative steps to address hunger, homelessness, lack of access to health care, and other issues).