About Woman of Impact

Why Get Involved with Woman of Impact?

Woman of Impact brings the work of the Go Red for Women movement to life in communities across the country. Through this signature 9-week campaign, changemakers are empowered to take action for their heart health and the health of the women they can’t bear to live without.

Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year, but the simple truth is that most cardiovascular diseases can still be prevented with education and healthy lifestyle changes.

Together, Woman of Impact nominees reach thousands of people, inspiring community members to take charge of their health. Each nominee has the opportunity to directly impact the health of her community through impact opportunities such as sharing the importance of CPR, encouraging people to practice mental well-being, and taking action to shape policies that save lives.

With the support of the American Heart Association, nominees and their teams create custom plans to maximize their reach and make an impact. Campaigns launch across the nation on National Wear Red Day®, the first Friday in February, creating a groundswell and serving as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally.

Campaign Timeline

Campaign Kick Off & National Wear Red Day®
The 2024 Woman of Impact campaign, a 9-week competition, launches in communities across the country on National Wear Red Day, February 2nd. 
Campaign Midpoint & International Women’s Day 
In honor of International Women’s Day, celebrate your collective effort and ignite your team’s passion to make the greatest impact possible. 
Campaign Culmination 
This 9-week national competition comes to a close for all nominees and teams across the country on April 4th.
Do you know someone who is ready to make an impact?
“I was honored to meet some amazing women leaders throughout this journey and humbled by their ‘why,’ their dedication and their passion for making a difference.”
Jeana Rettig
2022 Woman of Impact Nominee, Los Angeles, CA
Jeana Rettig
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Learn More About Go Red for Women
The American Heart Association’s signature women’s initiative, Go Red for Women, is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally.
Ready to make an impact?
Woman of Impact takes place in over 100 communities across the country. Get connected with your local campaign today!
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