Thank you for your nominations for our Remarkable Women contest!  We’re currently going through those to select four finalists as we approach International Women’s Month in March.

NEWS10 looks forward to recognizing 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.

NEWS10 will celebrate 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.

In March, we’ll highlight four local women who will be considered for Nexstar’s nationwide 2023 Woman of the Year Award. One local winner will be selected to earn a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Los Angeles.

Karen Flewelling


Karen Flewelling started a non-profit to drill wells across the globe. Read More…

Katherine Riley


Katherine helps anyone who needs it! Inspiring her family to do good deeds for others as well. Read More…

Lisa Mendel

Clifton Park

From South Africa to the Capital Region, a local attorney has led a remarkable life, but it is her work to help those seeking asylum find safety. Read More…

Deanna Wicklund


Deanna Wicklund took a life changing diagnosis and made it her mission that others hearing the same news could focus on their journey to health. Read More…

Below are some of our previous winners:

Rene Kerner

Columbia County

Rene Kerner always wanted to help people.
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Cortney Lovell

Columbia County

Courtney Lovell helps those on the road to recovery.
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Paula Barbaruolo


Paula has spent years helping those in need navigate the legal system and find the justice they deserve but can’t afford. Read More…

Carol Wilkinson


It’s something Carol Wilkinson has always wanted to do, help others, and why she became a nurse. Read More…

Wendy Guntert

Hudson, N.Y.

Deputy Sheriff Wendy Guntert is a School Resource Officer and adopted to two brothers with special needs. Read More…

Patricia Dushane

Catskill, N.Y.

Patti Dushane opened a food bank in Catskill and is dedicated to making sure no one goes hungry. Read More…

Dr. Brenda Robinson

Albany, N.Y.

Dr. Brenda Robinson is blazing a new path to empower her community and work to eliminate health care disparities. Read More…

Patricia Heitz

Delmar, N.Y.

Patricia Heitz overcame childhood trauma to thrive and is teaching others in her community how to do the same. Read More…

Remarkable Women Winners Across the Country

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