The Indiana Commission for Women is seeking nominations for the 2013 Torchbearer Awards.

The State of Indiana’s most prestigious recognition of women, Indiana Torchbearers are those women who have stepped forward as leaders by breaking down barriers to women’s full participation.

Selection will be based on the recipients’ demonstrated achievement in the areas of their professional careers, community leadership and/or public service. Recipients must be living at the time of their nomination.

Nominees will be evaluated on being pioneers, having removed barriers and/or having made a considerable impact to the advancement of women in Indiana.

Nomination forms are due by 5 p.m. Dec. 14. Recipients will be announced at an awards ceremony on March 6.

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