FOX 48 wants 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, FOX 48 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 Central Louisiana’s 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!

On behalf of this year’s Remarkable Women winner Emerald Mack-Williams, FOX48, and Kids B’ Dazzled, a check for $1,000 was presented to the Children’s Advocacy Network. The mission of the Children’s Advocacy Network is to help heal and champion abused and neglected children throughout Central Louisiana.

Congratulations to our WINNER: Emerald Mack-Williams of Alexandria, LA:

Congratulations to our first finalist: Rosa Simpson of Pineville, LA:

Congratulations to our second finalist: Tommie Pickett of Moreau, LA:

Congratulations to our third finalist: Emerald Mack-Williams of Alexandria, LA: