Commission Extends 2019 Women’s Hall of Fame
Tallahassee, FL (January 31, 2019) — Good news! In order to accommodate the challenging schedule posed on the Florida Panhandle due to Hurricane Michael, the Florida Commission on the Status of Women has extended the deadline for the 2019 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame to March 29, 2019. It is the desire of the Commission for all Floridians to have an opportunity to nominate.
Nominations for the 2019 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame are now being accepted through March 29, 2019, by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. The Florida Women’s Hall of Fame commemorates women’s history by honoring and remembering those women whose lives and contributions have improved the quality of life for both Florida and the nation.
The Commission will accept all nominations for the 2019 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame postmarked by March 29, 2019, or through the website flwomenshalloffame.org/nominate. The Commission will recommend, to the Governor of Florida, ten outstanding women from whom up to three will be chosen for induction. Inductees will be recognized at a special ceremony in October 2019 in Orlando, Florida.
“The Florida Commission on the Status of Women is proud to honor these outstanding women who mean so much to our state and our history,” said Commission Chair Lady Dhyana Ziegler DCJ, Ph.D. “Each year it is more difficult to choose ten finalists to send to the Governor because of the many superb nominations we receive.”
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. Some of the notable 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 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Carrie Meek, Tillie Fowler and Ruth Bryan Owen, Florida Trend Publisher Lynda Keever, and Everglades advocate and suffragist Marjory Stoneman Douglas.
This year’s inductees will join current members on the walls of the Florida Capitol. Visitors can view the Hall of Fame members immortalized on plaques in the Capitol Rotunda or on the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame website flwomenshalloffame.org.