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WGCU Public Media, in partnership with the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and the Women's Fund of Southwest Florida, is accepting nominations for 2015 MAKERS: Women Who Make Southwest Florida. The public is invited to nominate a woman who is impacting Southwest Florida and leaving her mark in the arts, business, education, environment, health/wellness, politics or social justice.Nominations will be accepted at www.wgcumakers.org Sept. 1 through Oct. 31. Previous MAKERS are not eligible. Nominees will be considered by a selection committee of MAKERS alumni and WGCU leaders. WGCU will notify the five women selected as 2015 MAKERS in Novemer 2014.Inspired by the PBS national project MAKERS.com, WGCU MAKERS preserves the stories of remarkable Southwest Florida women. WGCU produces video and audio portraits of the MAKERS to air on WGCU TV and WGCU FM and archives their stories at wgcumakers.org for future generations.The opening of nominations in September coincides with the premiere of the PBS MAKERS new six-part series spotlighting women in comedy, Hollywood, space, business, politics and war. The series premieres on WGCU HDTV Tuesday, Sept. 30 @ 9 p.m. and airs every Tuesday for the following five weeks.
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