The City of Austin’s Commission for Women has been inducting deserving female community members into the Women’s Hall of Fame since 2011, and it’s time for the 2017 nomination process to begin, a City of Austin press release recently announced. The induction events serve to distinguish special leaders who deserve the recognition.
If you know a member of the community who has “made significant contributions for women in the Austin area and beyond, by breaking through barriers for women, working to better the lives of women and girls, and providing outstanding public or community service,” you’ll want to nominate them for this honor.
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If selected, they will be in great company — The 2016 inductees were: Montserrat Garibay, Jackie Goodman, and Mariben Ramsey. The previous inductees include: Olga Campos Benz, Dorothy Richter, Kelly White, Jody Conradt, Bertha Means, Nora Comstock, Shudde Fath, Willie Mae Kirk, Bettie Naylor, Carole Keeton, Lulu Flores, Harriet Murphy and Janis Pinnelli.
The nomination form is fairly simple — you’ll just need to get a few tidbits from your nominee about education, awards, and community work, and then you’ll need to write a quick 400 word (or less) nomination essay and optionally upload some documents or links to support your nomination. Simple as that. The deadline to submit all of this information is February 2, 2017, and it can all be done right here online.
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