On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, Deborah Chubb will receive one of seven Torchbearer Awards at a Ceremony at the Indiana Historical Society, 450 West Ohio Street in Indianapolis. Deborah Chubb worked to support the legal rights of women and children in her law practice before taking the position of Executive Director at a non-profit that provided affordable, high-quality early childhood education and care. In this position she supported women of all income levels in the advancement of their careers and education by providing reliable, high-quality childcare services as well as mentorship to both parents and staff. She expanded the organization’s reach to include Head Start of LaPorte County which provided comprehensive health, employment, housing, transportation, and other social services along with early childhood education and care to support low-income families in becoming self-sufficient. In 2017, she left that position to devote all her time to supporting women running for political office. She believes that women must be in decision-making roles to ensure their ability to thrive economically, and to protect the future of Indiana’s children and its environment. Hosted by the Board of Commissioners of the Indiana Commission for Women (ICW), this prestigious award recognizes women from around the state who have broken down barriers, overcome obstacles to women’s full participation, and have made Indiana a better place to live, work and raise a family. Recipients of the award have overcome or continue to confront immense challenges with courage, perseverance, and compassion and serve as inspiration for others. They demonstrate character, resiliency and leadership and have made significant contributions to their communities and to Indiana. Admission is free; however, guests must register to attend at: https://www.eventbrite.com/preview?eid=70517406461. For more information, contact Aspen Clemons, Director at 317-232-6720 or info@icw.in.gov. #