2018 Inductees


Ybor City, FL

Video Biography

Adela Hernandez Gonzmart, “The Queen of Ybor City” – not only served as the gracious and elegant figurehead and supreme hostess of the world-famous Columbia Restaurant until her death in 2001 at 81, but also as a tireless advocate for the arts, the community and her heritage…


Tampa, FL

Video Biography

Lee Bird Leavengood of Tampa was born in Monticello, FL in 1928. While attending the Florida State College for Women (FSCW) in 1947, she was one of a small group who were offered a scholarship to help gender-integrate the University of Florida,…


Indian Harbour Beach, FL

Video Biography

Janet E. Petro of Indian Harbour Beach began her professional career as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army after graduating in 1981 from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., with a Bachelor of Science in engineering. She served in the …

Highlights of the 2017 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Women’s Hall of Fame Inductees