Commission Launches 2020 Women’s History Essay Contest

  Tallahassee, FL (September 13, 2019) — The Florida Commission on the Status of Women is seeking entries for the 2020 Women’s History Essay Contest for students in grades 6–8. The Commission invites students to participate in order to gain a more relevant appreciation of women’s roles in history. “Celebrating women’s history presents the opportunity to honor and recount stories of …

Commission Announces 2019 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame Inductees

Governor Ron DeSantis has announced the selection of Doris Mae Barnes, Dr. Judith Ann Bense, and Mildred Wilborn Gildersleeve to the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame. Each year, the Governor selects three nominees from recommendations presented by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. They were considered for their work to make significant improvements in life for women and all citizens …

Women’s History Essay Contest Deadline Extended

Tallahassee, FL (November 30, 2018) — 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 Women’s History Essay Contest to December 22, 2018. It is the desire of the Commission for all Florida Middle School students …

Florida Women’s Hall of Fame Celebrates Leading Women in 36th Induction Ceremony

ORLANDO, FL — The Florida Commission on the Status of Women today inducted three new members into the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame at a distinguished ceremony in Orlando as a part of the Future of Florida Forum. Celebrating its 36th anniversary, the Hall of Fame honored 2018 inductees Adela Hernandez Gonzmart, Lee Bird Leavengood and Janet E. Petro for significant …

Commission Announces 2018 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame Inductees

Tallahassee, FL (June 14, 2018) — Florida Governor Rick Scott has selected three outstanding Florida women for induction into the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame – Adela Gonzmart, Janet Petro, and Lee Bird Leavengood. Governor Scott chose the three women from a list of 10 distinguished nominees selected by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women for making significant …

Florida Women’s Hall of Fame Celebrates 35th Anniversary & 100th Inductee

ORLANDO, FL — The Florida Commission on the Status of Women today inducted the state’s 100th member into Florida Women’s Hall of Fame at a distinguished ceremony in Orlando as a part of the Future of Florida Forum. Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the Hall of Fame honored 2017 inductees Mary Lou Baker (Pinellas County), Kathleen “Scotty” Culp (Satellite Beach), and …

Commission Announces 2017 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame Inductees

Tallahassee, FL (September 1, 2017) — Florida Governor Rick Scott has selected three outstanding Florida women for induction into the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame – Mary Lou Baker, Kathleen “Scotty” Culp, and Katherine Fernandez Rundle. Governor Scott chose the three women from a list of 10 distinguished nominees selected by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women for …