|January 22, 2018
Contact: Whitney Ray
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Nominations for the 2018 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame are now being accepted through Jan. 31, 2018, 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 2018 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame postmarked by Jan. 31, 2018 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 on Sept. 26, 2018 in Orlando.
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.
About the Florida Commission on the Status of Women:
The Florida Commission on the Status of Women is a nonpartisan, statutorily-created board of 22-member commissioners that work to collaborate with, educate and celebrate Florida women and girls. The Commission does so through annual events and programs including the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame. The Commission acts as a resource for lawmakers, businesses, and residents, so they have a better understanding of the important issues facing women, and by extension all Floridians.