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 contributions to the improvement of life for women and all citizens of Florida.


2018 marks the 36th Anniversary of Florida Women’s Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place on September 26, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida in conjunction with the annual Future of Florida Forum. This celebration presents an opportunity to recognize the many ways that women’s history has become woven into the fabric of our state and national story in a more meaningful way. The ceremony is open to the public and dinner tickets are available.

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