On November 17, I was one of 16 nominees for the 2011 Zonta Women of Achievement Award. As much as I wasn’t one of the final 4 (3 women and 1 young woman), I believe everyone came away feeling like winners. Two people wrote to me saying “It was another version of CNN Heroes.” I was particularly impressed with the nominees in the Young Women of Achievement category because of the work that these young women have done and continue to do. Some have created their own nonprofit organizations to help women and children; others have visited landmines in war-torn zones, and the achievement list goes on. The husband of Tammy Elliott, one of the nominees, recorded this video where we were being piped into the ballroom by 18 year old Private Amanda Cramer.