Recognizing trailblazers in our community: Loranne Ausley

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Posted at 11:45 AM, Mar 31, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-31 11:45:46-04

(WTXL) — During the month of March, ABC 27 is teaming up with The Oasis Center for Women & Girls to recognize trailblazers in our community. It's all part of Women's History month, highlighting the women and girls truly making a difference in Tallahassee and beyond.

According to The Oasis Center for Women & Girls, trailblazers are women and girls who are smashing barriers and shattering glass ceilings, making it possible for other girls and women to leave their mark.

Loranne Ausley is the longest-serving woman from Leon County in both the Florida House and Senate and the first woman to serve as both an elected Representative and a Senator. Ausley was influential in creating Whole Child Leon, an initiative targeting critical issues affecting youth and their families in the community.

Legacy Award
Althemese Barnes

Jan Auger
Loranne Ausley
Argatha Gilmore
Elizabeth Ricci

Unsung Shero
Barbara Boone

Girls Can Do Anything
Kaylin Jean-Louis