WDVM 25 and DCW50 are coming together 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.

Tell us about the Remarkable Woman in your life, and share her story below:

Meet Remarkable Women 2021 Winner: Ruanna Hess

WDVM & DCW50’s local Remarkable Women 2021 winner was 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 past winner.


2021 Remarkable Women Finalists

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…