Indiana Commission for Women's 2015 Torchbearer Awards set for Sept 30

Indianapolis – The Indiana Commission for Women (ICW) will honor the recipients of the 2015 Torchbearer Awards today, September 30, 2015, at its annual Ceremony held at the Indiana Historical Society, 450 West Ohio Street. The Torchbearer Awards ceremony recognizes women of Indiana who have been pioneers throughout their lives or who have stepped forward as leaders by breaking down barriers. These women have become true beacons of light and their stories of courage, perseverance and compassion create a lasting legacy and inspiration for us all. This year’s Torchbearer recipients are:

  •  Toby Strout, Middle Way House, Bloomington
  •  Cynthia Newman, Raising Queens Initiative Indianapolis
  •  Kathy Cabello, Cabello and Associates, Indianapolis
  •  Dottie King, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Terre Haute
  •  Sue Anne Gilroy, St. Vincent’s Foundation, Indianapolis
  •  Angie Lewis, Crane Naval Base, Bedford
  •  Kathy Schoettlin, Old National Bank, Mount Vernon
  •  Nimbilasha Cushing, Author, South Bend

Details for the 2015 Torchbearer Awards Ceremony are:

DATE:    Wednesday, September 30, 2015

PLACE: Indiana Historical Society, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN  46202

TIME:    Programs begins at 5:00 PM (Registration begins at 4:30 PM with Reception immediately following.)

For more information about the event, contact Kristin Garvey, Executive Director at (317) 232-6720 or


About the Indiana Commission for Women

The Indiana Commission for Women is committed to the full participation of women in all aspects of society in order to live, work and raise a family. ICW works to move Indiana women forward by understanding the needs of Indiana women and their families and by working strategically both within government and in our communities to help bring about positive solutions. We act as the voice of womencommunicating their needs and concerns as well as their successes and contributions, so that they can become better connected to their communities and to the tools, resources and opportunities needed to find their own voice. For more information, go to: