Meet Ruanna Hess

WDVM & DCW50’s local Remarkable Women winner is Ruanna Hess—a volunteer for CCAP/Loaves of Fishes in Martinsburg, WV; a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother; and a woman well-loved by her community and friends and family. Learn more about our winner.


Sharon Wise

Washington, DC

D.C. activist helps the homeless after experiencing life on the streets. Read More…

Valarie Davis

Montgomery County, MD

Following a passion to make the world a better place, Valarie says she’s not at her best when she’s focusing only on doing one thing. Read More…

Ruanna Hess

Martinsburg, WV

It’s the little things: Ruanna is motivated simply by bringing joy to others. Read More…

Holly Yost

Berkeley Springs, WV

A female business owner, a mother and now a teacher; this Remarkable Woman finalist built her company from the ground up during what she described as the lowest point in her life. Read More…

WDVM 25 and DCW50 want to recognize 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.

Throughout Women’s History Month, WDVM 25 and DCW50 will highlight four local women who 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.

One woman will be named the Greater Washington Area Woman of the Year and win a $1,000 donation to her charity of choice! From the more than 100 local winners, one woman will be selected and named Nexstar Media Group’s Woman of the Year!

Remarkable Women 2020 Winners Across the Country: