(January 2015) Florida Governor Rick Scott has selected three outstanding Florida women for induction into the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame; Evelyn Cahn Keiser, Charlotte Edwards Maguire, M.D., and Mary Lee Farrior to the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame. Governor Scott chose the three women from a list of 10 distinguished nominees selected by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women for making significant contributions to the improvement of life for women and all citizens of Florida.
said, “For their significant
contributions to the state of
Florida, I am pleased to induct
three female leaders into the
Florida Women’s Hall of Fame. The
work of these three women to improve
education, provide health treatment,
create jobs and help those less
fortunate has made our state a
better place to live and is a reason
why Florida is known for our spirit
“Each year, the Women’s Hall of Fame committee must choose only ten nominees from a long list of highly accomplished women in our state. With each nomination we read, we are reminded that women are leaders in every sector of society,” stated Elizabeth Pines, chair of the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame Committee. “Their dedication to their work has impacted their communities and the State in a powerful and meaningful way.”
“It is an honor for the Florida Commission on the Status Women to be involved in the recognition of women and their accomplishments each year through the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame. The Governor has chosen three outstanding women,” stated Yvonne Fry, chair of the Commission. “Their impact on all citizens of Florida provides evidence of the critical role that women have played in shaping our state.”
Governor Scott will conduct the induction ceremony for the Hall of Fame on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the Capitol Courtyard in Tallahassee. The induction ceremony is open to the public. All persons attending the ceremony are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the event.
The Commission accepts nominations for the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame from the public each year from April 1 - July 15.