In honor of International Women’s Month, WSAV asked viewers to nominate someone who deserves to win our Remarkable Women Contest.

We narrowed it down to four finalists who love our community and go above and beyond to make it better. After much consideration, Julvonnia McDowell was chosen as the winner!

She has been recognized for her dedicated effort to encourage safe gun storage and fight against violence in the community.

What’s next?

McDowell will have the opportunity to travel to New York City to attend a special reception where television talk show host Mel Robbins will be the featured speaker.

She’ll also attend “The Mel Robbins Show” taping on Wednesday, March 18, when Ms. Robbins will exclusively announce the Nexstar Woman of the Year.

The “The Mel Robbins Show” episode announcing the big winner will air during the week of March 23. Stay tuned!

To learn more about each of the Remarkable Women, visit their full stories below.

April Daniels


April Daniels, a two-time cancer survivor, owns Turning Head Salon on Savannah’s Southside. After losing her 5-year-old daughter to a brain tumor, she’s dedicated her life to serving others with free haircuts and more. View Daniels’ full profile here.

Georgette Jackson


While balancing a full-time job and raising her grandchildren, Georgette Jackson still takes time to care for Savannah’s homeless with her organization, Divine Rest, Incorporated. View Jackson’s full profile here.

Mahogany Bowers


West Savannah native Mahogany Bowers traveled the world but came back to serve her community. Her nonprofit Blessings in a Bookbag serves local children in need. View Bowers’ full profile here.

Julvonnia McDowell


She lost her 14-year-old son to an accidental gunshot. Since then, Julvonnia McDowell has become a fierce activist in the Savannah community and beyond. View McDowell’s full profile here.

Remarkable Women Winners Across the Country