2019 Inductees


North Miami, FL

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Doris Mae Barnes, formerly of North Miami, was a woman of extraordinary qualities who made a significant contribution to Floridians and the world by helping shape the past and future of Florida’s tourism industry by recording sport fishing for 50 consecutive years from the 1930s into the 1990s. Through her energetic efforts…


Pensacola, FL

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Dr. Judith Ann Bense of Pensacola spent several years teaching classes as an adjunct professor at the University of West Florida and working as a field school instructor during the summer, working as a Senior Research Archeologist at the University of Alabama, and then returning to UWF


Lake Worth, FL

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Mildred Wilborn Gildersleeve, formerly of Palm Beach County, was born a slave in Cuthbert, Georgia in 1858 shortly before the U.S. Civil War. She served as a nurse and midwife in Florida during the Reconstruction Era. Mrs. Gildersleeve delivered “into the world and cared for many of Palm Beach County, Florida’s

Highlights of the 2018 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Women’s Hall of Fame Inductees