HERstory

Nominate Phenomenal Women

We bet you know some phenomenal women, or maybe you are one! Naper Settlement is on a mission to tell her story as it happens, while highlighting the contributions women and girls have made -- and continue to make -- to our community.  Submit your HERstory of overcoming obstacles, showcasing leadership, and empowering others. 

In conjunction with the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s passage, the museum will highlight 100 stories of women and girls in 2020. Your story could be featured on Naper Settlement’s museum grounds, in public art pieces, at events, or even become a part of our museum collection!

How to Enter:

Female residents of Naperville are encouraged to apply or be nominated. Submissions require either a 250-word written entry or one-minute video entry detailing how the nominee has made an impact in the community by overcoming obstacles, showcasing leadership, and/or empowering others. To enter, click here.


About HERstory

Naper Settlement is on a mission to tell her story as it happens, while sharing the often-overlooked contributions women have made throughout history. Throughout 2020, in conjunction with the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s passage, the museum will highlight 100 women and girls in the community. This year-long celebration will be woven into Naper Settlement’s programs, events, exhibits and more. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to be nominated? 

Anyone who identifies as a female and is a resident of Naperville  is encouraged to apply or be nominated. 

How many women can I nominate?

There is not a limit to the number of nominations you can submit. However, we ask that you do not submit multiple nominations for the same person. 

Can I anonymously nominate someone?

Please check the box for an anonymous submission. Please note: while your nomination can be anonymous, contact information for the nominee is required to incorporate them into the HERstory campaign. 

Do I have to be a woman to nominate a HERstory to be shared?

No! We encourage everyone to submit nominations for the phenomenal females in their lives. 

What is the timeline for submitting applications and when will I find out if I’ve been selected?

We will do our best to highlight as many women and girls as possible.  Applications will be accepted starting  December 1, 2019  and are open through  November 2020. Dependent on the volume of applications, it may take 1-2 months for the Naper Settlement staff to contact the selected applicants. 

What types of stories are you looking for? 

No HERstory should go uncelebrated! we’re curating all different types of stories and contributions to share throughout 2020 .  We are looking for all types of inspiring stories of overcoming obstacles, showcasing leadership, and empowering others. 

How will the HERstory submissions be featured?

We will be highlighting women and girls on our website, throughout the museum campus, in the community, and online.