WREG 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.

Leading up to International Women’s Day, WREG 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 the Mid-South’s Woman of the Year and win a trip to New York City to attend The Mel Robbins Show. From the more than 100 local winners, one woman will be selected and named Nexstar Media Group’s Woman of the Year!

Jennifer Hawkins Randle


She endured eight years of government bureaucracy to get a Shelby County-sanctioned needle disposal program off the ground. Read More…

Ruth Rawlings Banks


She’s the general of an army of people waging war on hunger and poverty in Memphis through her Feed the Needy organization.Read More…

Tavis Wade-Jones


Dr. Tavis Wade-Jones is an educator by trade, but the lessons she’s most noted for happen outside the classroom. Read More…

Kathy Desjarlais

Tipton County

Kathy Desjarlais is retired, yet still working every day, and her reward is no longer a paycheck. Read More…


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