Laura Gartin

Lebanon, MO

Laura Gartin is the owner of a vape shop in Lebanon, but her passion lies in her non-profit Live 2 Give Hope, an organization that helps assist foster families in Laclede county. Read More…

Leisha Baker

She’s shaping the lives of youth, watching and mentoring as they brighten the future ahead of them. Facebook reviews for their tutoring business rave, “my daughter smiles while doing math” and, “beyond supportive” as well as, “awesome and caring.”Read More…

Janice Varner- WINNER

Barry County, MO

Janice Varner had just been re-elected to serve her fifth term as the Barry County Tax Collector when she decided to retire after learning her daughter, Jina Brown, had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.Read More…

Jamie McGranahan


Jamie McGranahan is devoted to making sure people with disabilities in the Ozarks don’t have to relocate in order to excel. She is the inclusion specialist for the Art Inspired Academy through Abilities First. Read More…

KOLR 10 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, KOLR 10 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 Springfield’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!

Remarkable Women Winners Across the Country