The National Organization for Women Seattle Chapter to Hold 5th Annual Shero Awards

The National Organization for Women Seattle Chapter to Hold 5th Annual Shero Awards SEATTLE, WA – August 10, 2021 – Sunday, October 3rd at 5pm, the National Organization for Women (NOW) Seattle Chapter will be hosting the 5th Annual Shero Awards online. Registrants will enjoy a virtual auction, entertaining games, and a formal Shero Award

presentation ceremony. This year, NOW Seattle will present the Shero Award to three honorees: Senator Claire Wilson,

Chief Development Officer for AtWork! Alicia Crank, and

Founder of Peoria Home Paula Newman-Skomski. The Shero Award honors remarkable women for their outstanding accomplishments and efforts on behalf of women. It is awarded to women who have been powerful advocates for other women, and who have done significant work to change women’s lives for the better. Proceeds from this event will directly support the efforts of the National Organization for Women Seattle Chapter and this year’s Shero Awardees. More details at nowseattle.org/shero-awards. About Senator Claire Wilson Claire Wilson’s legislative work has built on her 25 years at the Puget Sound Educational Services District and her many years teaching pregnant and parenting teens at Mt. Tahoma High School. She currently serves as Assistant Majority Whip of the Senate, and as the Vice Chair of the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Committee. Senator Wilson’s work as a prime sponsor and major champion of the K-12 sexual education bill which passed during this last legislative session will profoundly benefit girls and young women for years to come. About Alicia Crank Alicia Crank is the Chief Development Officer for AtWork!, a highly supportive and innovative conduit between people with disabilities and employers in the community. Prior to this role, she was a leader in major fundraising and partnership roles at YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish and at Washington Business Week. In her work as a business, non-profit and community leader, she has been persistently dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women. About Paula Newman-Skomski Paula Newman-Skomski is the Founder and Board President for Peoria Home: a 2-year residential community for women who have been exploited through sex trafficking, prostitution, and addiction, and are working to reclaim their lives. Paula has spent the past 17 years working as a Forensic Nurse Examiner for Providence Intervention Center for Assault & Abuse. She is passionate about providing servies for victims and working to end interpersonal violence and human slavery. About NOW As part of the largest multi-issue feminist organization in the U.S., NOW Seattle’s objective is to take action to bring about equality and justice for women. Their work is aimed to eliminate all forms of violence against women. To secure reproductive justice for women including access to abortion and birth control. To end discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, justice system and all sectors of our society. And to eradicate racism, sexism, and homophobia; with the ultimate goal of promoting equality and justice for all