Nexstar Broadcasting’s three-month nationwide campaign honoring the outstanding contributions that women have made to local communities has culminated in the selection of a Woman of the Year. The married mother of three works as an area lead for the Northern Illinois Food Bank, serving several counties located south and west of Chicago.
Nexstar Broadcasting’s Remarkable Women initiative, a three-month nationwide campaign honoring the outstanding contributions that women have made to the country and its local communities, has culminated in the selection of a Woman of the Year among the more than 10,000 women nominated from Nexstar’s 114 markets across the country.
Archana Liggins from Chicago was announced as the winner live during The Mel Robbins Show.
The married mother of three, Liggins works as an area lead for the Northern Illinois Food Bank, serving several counties located south and west of Chicago.
Liggins understands the issue of food insecurity and is an advocate for those who suffer chronic hunger. She helps build the capacity of community organizations to provide food to such at-risk populations as children, seniors and low-income families.
She also serves as chief executive officer of the nonprofit organization, BAG Lady Outreach, which she founded in January 2019. The organization distributes personal care items, food and services to the homeless and others who are struggling to fulfill basic needs. To date, the organization has distributed more than 6,000 bags of personal hygiene products and other necessities to those in need.
The Remarkable Women initiative was designed to celebrate local women that inspire, lead and pave the way for other women to succeed.
The program was launched Dec. 13, 2019, when Nexstar television stations in all the company’s local markets began accepting nominations for the Nexstar Woman of the Year.
As the winner of Nexstar’s Remarkable Women initiative, Liggins has asked Nexstar to donate her $5,000 prize to BAG Lady Outreach where the funds will be used to continue helping those in need.
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