Tallahassee, FL (May 4, 2017) — The ten finalists for the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame chosen by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women have been announced and sent to Governor Rick Scott who will soon select the 2017 inductees into the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame. As is customary, the Governor will select up to three women for induction into the Hall of Fame, which recognizes and honors women who, through their works and lives, have made significant contributions to the improvement of life for women and for all citizens of the state of Florida. The Commission has determined that the following nominees exemplify the great diversity of women’s contributions to Florida life: Mary Lou Baker formerly of Clearwater; Barbara Baer Capitman formerly of Miami Beach; Kathleen “Scotty” Robertson Culp formerly of Satellite Beach; Byrd Spilman Dewey formerly of Boynton Beach; Clara Floyd Gehan formerly of Gainesville; Dr. Ruth Greenfield of Miami; Pam Iorio of Tampa; Lee Bird Leavengood of Tampa; Barbara Louise Mainster of Immokalee; and Katherine Fernandez Rundle of Miami.
“The Florida Commission on the Status of Women in the true spirit of celebration is proud to honor these outstanding women who have had such a meaningful impact on our state and its history,” said Commission Chair Patti W. Hamilton. This year marks the thirty-fifth year of the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees will be honored at a ceremony on September 27, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.
Learn more about the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame here.