Florida Commission on the Status of Women Announces Inductees for 2020 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame
The Florida Women’s Hall of Fame was created by Florida Statute in 1982 to honor women who, through their lives and efforts, made significant contributions to the improvement of life for women and all Florida citizens. They are pioneers who have broken down barriers, created new opportunities, and championed issues to better Florida and its people. These women are immortalized in a special display in the halls of the Florida Capitol.
Each year, the Commission is charged with choosing just ten nominees to forward to the governor, who then determines the three inductees. While there will only be three women chosen each year to be forever recognized in the Rotunda of the Florida Capitol, it is truly an honor to be nominated and be among the ten finalists.
In February 2020, FCSW began accepting nominations for induction to the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame. Commissioners were thrilled to read of the contributions and successes so many Florida women, both historic and contemporary, provide their state and nation. The Commission accepted nominations to the 2020 Women’s Hall of Fame through May 15, 2020.
On August 13, 2020, the Commission made a live, virtual announcement of their ten nominees. Each of the finalists exemplify the outstanding achievement and the great diversity of women’s contributions to Florida life. Finally, on November 24, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the three inductees to the 2020 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame, and they are: