Rather than pinpointing certain women for having specific talents, WOW members opted instead to institute three special awards named after significant women in Wyandotte's history.
Ellen Van Alstyne was involved in a multitude of community events, including the Tuesday Study Club in which she was voted Ms. Loved Member.
Ella Bishop was a community organizer and volunteer.
Virginia Allan was a businesswoman, serving as the co-owner and executive vice president of Cahalan Drug Stores.
"All three women were strong leaders who we wanted to honor by having awards in their names," WOW Founder Sheri Sutherby-Fricke said.
"It was tough deciding which of our women to honor with these special awards as all of the women did so much," Sutherby-Fricke said. "They are all involved in community, family, education, health and spirituality, which is what WOW is all about."
Meet All of the Woman of the Year Honorees: