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2010 Women of the Year Event!

On October 6, 2010, the Rhode Island Commission on Women (RICW) will hold its annual Woman of the Year event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel to honor Lynette Labinger, Esquire, Anne M. Nolan, and Donna M. Sams for their outstanding contributions to Rhode Island women. Additionally, Sister Mary Reilly, RSM will receive the RICW Lifetime Achievement Award. Hosted by Karen Adams of WPRI-12, be sure not to miss this event!

Tickets are $50 each. To purchase click HERE


These generous sponsors honored the 2010 Women of the Year recipients by making donations to the RICW Project, a non-porofit corporation that supports the mission and projects of the Rhode Island Commission on Women. Donations support such projects as the the Freda H. Goldman Education Award.

The Goldman Award provides opportunities for women to continue their education endeavors by assisting with expenditures not normally covered by traditional educational scholarships such as child care, clothing, supplies and other related expenses.

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Gold Sponsor


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Bronze Sponsors

AAA Southern Rhode Island

Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline

Sophia Academy


With Grateful Thanks for Their Generous Contibutions:

Our Mission:

The mission is to support women in achieving full equity in all areas of life, through the promotion of rights and opportunities for all women. The Commission is a forum where all women can be heard. Our logo is the Rhode Island Independent Woman.

The Commission embraces the concept of full participation by all Rhode Island women. The Commission facilitates opportunities for education and advocacy, through collaboration and networking. The Rhode Island Commission on Women envisions a society where all women have achieved equity in all aspects of life.