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.
Due to current COVID-19 regulations and guidelines, this year’s Commonwealth Heroine Celebration will be held virtually. All Commonwealth Heroines will be invited to attend the virtual celebration on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. More details will follow.
Present and Past Commonwealth Heroine Honorees
Commonwealth Heroines Class of 2020 Booklet:
Commonwealth Heroine Class of 2020 List:
Take a look at who was honored in 2019:
Check out all our honorees: