The Commonwealth Heroines are women who don’t make the news, but make the difference. Thousands of women in every community of the state perform unheralded acts on a daily basis that make our homes, neighborhoods, cities, and towns better places to live. Commonwealth Heroines use their time, talent, spirit, and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of others in their community. They are mentors, volunteers, and innovators who strive to protect and represent the interests of seniors, victims of violence, children, immigrants, and other vulnerable populations. They are the glue that keeps a community together.
Each year the Commission partners with state legislators to identify women who make outstanding contributions to their organizations and communities. Each legislator is encouraged to submit one woman from their constituency as a means of recognizing their invaluable community efforts. We accept only recommendations from state legislators but if you know of an ideal candidate, we recommend that you reach out to your representatives to offer a suggestion. Please note the Commission launches the Commonwealth Heroine initiative in February of each year and are in touch with legislators shortly thereafter seeking submission.
June 24, 2022
Thank you and congratulations to the Commonwealth Heroines Class of 2022!
We enjoyed seeing those who could joins us-- in person and virtually!
View the Commonwealth Heroines Class of 2022 Program Book here.
To view the Commonwealth Heroine Celebration Recording visit our Facebook page.
Historic List of Commonwealth Heroines