Florida Women’s Hall of Fame seeks nominations

Posted at 6:33 AM, Jan 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-23 03:00:51-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The 2018 Florida Women's Hall of Fame is accepting nominations through January 31.

The hall commemorates women’s history by honoring and remembering those women whose lives and contributions have improved the quality of life for Florida and the nation.

The Florida Commission on the Status of Women will accept all nominations for the 2018 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame postmarked by Jan. 31, 2018, or through the website

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, Bethune-Cookman College founder Mary McLeod Bethune, and Congresswomen Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Carrie Meek, Tillie Fowler and Ruth Bryan Owen.

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.

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