Attorney General Pam Bondi News Release


March 21, 2011
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150

Attorney General Bondi Joins Governor Rick Scott in Inducting Two Women to the Florida Women's Hall of Fame

Attorney General Pam Bondi will join Governor Rick Scott tomorrow as he inducts two outstanding Florida women into the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame in the Capitol Courtyard. The winners, Mary Brennan Karl and Anna I. Rodriguez, were chosen from a list of 10 distinguished nominees selected by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women for making significant contributions to the improvement of life for women and all citizens of Florida. Karl was a pioneer for education and the founder of Daytona Beach Community College. Rodriguez is an international force in the fight against human trafficking.

"I am honored to have the privilege of inducting two incredible women to the Florida Women's Hall of Fame," said Governor Rick Scott. "Mary Brennan Karl and Anna I. Rodriguez are two examples of extraordinary women whose achievements have made a tremendous impact on society."

"As part of Women's History Month, there is no greater time to recognize these exceptional women of Florida," said Attorney General Pam Bondi. "These women have shown outstanding leadership and are true role models."

The Commission, which is administratively housed in the Attorney General’s Office, is dedicated not only to empowering women, but also to recognizing the accomplishments of today’s women. Karl and Rodriguez are the 81st and 82nd inductees, respectively, into the Florida Women's Hall of Fame.

Please click the link below for access to inductees' biographies:
http://myfloridalegal.com/webfiles.nsf/WF/JDAS-8F6M94/$file/2011WomenHallofFameInductees_biographies.pdf