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Florida Women's Hall of Fame

The Florida Women's Hall of Fame was created by Florida Statute, to honor women who, through their lives and efforts, have made significant contributions to the improvement of life for women and for all citizen of Florida. The FCSW maintains and facilitates the permanent Florida Women's Hall of Fame display in the state Capitol.

Since its inception in 1982, the Hall of Fame has recognized and honored Florida women who, through their lives and work, have made significant contributions to the improvement of life for all citizens of the state.Following deliberations, the Commission will recommend 10 nominees to the Governor, who will select up to three women for induction into the Hall of Fame next March. Prior inductees include former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno; singer Gloria Estefan; internationally-honored tennis athletes Chris Evert and Althea Gibson; Pilot Betty Skelton Frankman; Bethune-Cookman College founder Mary McLeod Bethune; Congresswomen Carrie Meek, Tillie Fowler and Ruth Bryan Owen; Florida Trend Publisher Lynda Keever; and Everglades advocate and suffragist Marjory Stoneman Douglas. 

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Commission Seeks Nominations for the

 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame

(April 2015) Nominations for the 2015-2016 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame are now being accepted through July 15, 2015 by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. Since its inception in 1982, the Hall of Fame has recognized and honored Florida women who, through their lives and works, have made significant contributions to the improvement of life for all citizens of the state. The Commission accepts nominations to the Hall of Fame annually between April 1 and July 15. Following deliberations, the Commission will recommend 10 nominees to Governor Rick Scott, who will select up to three women for induction into the Hall in a Spring 2016 ceremony.

Three Oustanding Women to be Inducted into the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame

(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.

Governor Scott 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 of innovation.”

“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.


 

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Florida Commission on the Status of Women
107 West Gaines Street
Phone: 850-414-3300
Fax: 850-921-4131