The Wyoming Women of Influence nominees have been announced, and we couldn't be more excited.

The 6th annual Wyoming Women of Influence Banquet will be held on September 19 at the Casper Events Center and its purpose is to honor the contributions of women to our state of Wyoming.

The list is long and full of names and organizations that you probably recognize. The local nominees include Ashlee Lowndes from the Casper Gymnastic Center, Trudi Holthouse from The McMurry Foundation, Brooke Kaufman from Visit Casper, Tamara Thomson from the Wyoming Medical Center, Jodi Youmans Jones from Casper College and Jenny Hunter of JR's Hunt for Life.

15 women from the list of nominees will be picked as honorees at the banquet. If you'd like to attend the banquet you can get tickets here.

There will be a Women’s Professional Development Day following the banquet during the day on September 20, followed by the Wyoming Women’s Expo in the evening and on September 21 at the Casper Events Center.