Tallahassee, FL (June 13, 2018) — Governor Rick Scott announced the selection of Adela Gonzmart, formerly of Ybor City, Janet Petro, of Indian Harbour Beach, and Lee Bird Leavengood, of Tampa to the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame. Governor Scott chose these three individuals from a group of ten nominees selected by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. They were considered for their work to make significant improvements in life for women and all citizens of Florida.
“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 Lady Dhyana Ziegler, Ph.D., DCJ. “This year marks the thirty-sixth year of the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame and the Commission is proud to ensure that the stories of Florida women will be shared for future generations.” This year’s inductees will be honored at a ceremony on September 26, 2018, in Orlando, Florida, in conjunction with the Florida Chamber Foundation’s 2018 Future of Florida Forum.
The ceremony is open to the public and dinner tickets are available.