Nominations sought for honor for women

Nominations are being accepted for the “Women of Excellence” award, the Maui County Committee on the Status of Women announced.

The deadline for nominations is Feb. 8.

The theme for the award is “Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.”

The awards program is being held in conjunction with Women’s History Month in March. The program will recognize women in five categories:

* Young Women of Promise (14 to 21 years old).

* Women of Excellence (21 years and older).

* Unsung Hero.

* Honorary Historical Award (posthumous).

* Career Achievement.

“The national demand for scientists and engineers is expected to increase four times that of all other occupations,” said Maria Ornellas, Women’s History Month chairwoman and vice chairwoman of the Committee on the Status of Women. “Through recognition programs such as this, we hope to call attention to Maui County women in STEM fields who are helping lead the way for women of all ages in Maui County.”

Nomination forms are available online at, via email at or by calling Ornellas at 372-5177.