Michigan Women's Hall of Fame

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Betty Ford
First Lady of the United States and Michigan Women's Hall of Fame inductee

The Michigan Women's Hall of Fame (MWHOF) honors distinguished women, both historical and contemporary, who have been associated with the U.S. state of Michigan. The hall of fame was founded in 1973 by Gladys Beckwith and is sponsored by the Michigan Women's Studies Association.[1] The formation of the Association and the Hall was prompted by five professors from Michigan State University who were teaching a Women in American Society course.[2]

Nominations to the hall of fame are accepted from the public and are open to women who rose to prominence or were born in Michigan as well as those who have lived in the state for an extended period. A screening committee ranks the nominations by merit and a second committee makes the final determination, selecting on average eight to ten women annually. Inductees are honored at a ceremony and dinner in October and are presented with a bronze Lifetime Achievement Award.[3] As of 2013, the Hall of Fame contains over 275 inductees.[4]

The MWHOF is housed in the 1903-built Cooley-Haze House, located at 213 W. Malcolm X St. (formerly W. Main Street), directly south of downtown Lansing, Michigan. The museum is surrounded by Cooley Gardens and contains a resource library as well as exhibit galleries dedicated to preserving and presenting Michigan women's history and art. The house was opened to the public on June 10, 1987. The Center also contains the Belen Gallery, which features art from Michigan women.[1]

Hall of Fame honorees[edit]

Michigan Women's Hall of Fame
Name Image Birth–Death Year Area of achievement Ref(s)
Aikey, MaryMary Aikey (1928–2013) 2010 Community Service, Education, Women's Rights
Allan, VirginiaVirginia Allan (1916–1999) 1994 Education, women's rights
Alvarado-Ortega, YolandaYolanda Alvarado-Ortega (b. 1943) 1995 Hispanic civil rights
Alvord, Edith VosburghEdith Vosburgh Alvord (1875–1962) 1993 Volunteerism
Anderson, Cora ReynoldsCora Reynolds Anderson (1882–1950) 2001 Politics
Andresen, RachelRachel Andresen (1907–1988) 1991 Founded Youth For Understanding [5]
Arnow, Harriette SimpsonHarriette Simpson Arnow (1907–1986) 1983 Novelist [6]
Arthur, ClaraClara Arthur (1858–1929) 1989 Suffrage
Atkins, CarolCarol Atkins (1923–2013) 2008 Women's rights, writing
Auberlin, IreneIrene Auberlin (1896–1999) 1995 Missionary
Bader, Lois A.Lois A. Bader (b. 1935) 2011 Education
Ballard, L. AnnaL. Anna Ballard (1848–1934) 2012 Medicine; she was Lansing’s first female medical doctor.
Barnhart, Marion IsabelMarion Isabel Barnhart (1921–1985) 1987 Math, science
Bauer, Elizabeth W.Elizabeth W. Bauer (b. 1937) 2013 Advocate for the rights of people with disabilities [7]
Beck, Mary V.Mary V. Beck (1908–2005) 1991 Politics
Beckwith, GladysGladys Beckwith (b. 1929) 2012 Women's studies
Beebe, N. LorraineN. Lorraine Beebe (1910–2005) 1983 Politics
Beeman, PatriciaPatricia Beeman (1925–1996) 1999 Civil rights
Belen, Elizabeth LehmanElizabeth Lehman Belen (1886–1975) 2014 Politics; she was the second woman elected to the Michigan House of Representatives and the first woman and Democrat elected from Lansing. [8]
Belen, LucileLucile Belen (1912–2010) 2001 Politics
BenDor, JanJan BenDor (b. 1946) 1991 Women's rights
Benson, JocelynJocelyn Benson (b. 1977) 2015 Dean of the Wayne State University Law School [9]
Berman, MaxineMaxine Berman (b. 1946) 2015 Former member Michigan House of Representatives; political consultant [10]
Binsfeld, ConnieConnie Binsfeld (1924–2014) 1998 Politics
Bissell, Anna SutherlandAnna Sutherland Bissell (1846–1934) 1989 Business
Blackwell, Catherine CarterCatherine Carter Blackwell (1919–2014) 1993 Education
Blair, Mary AgnesMary Agnes Blair (1909–1982) 2003 Education
Bledsoe, Mamie Geraldine NealeMamie Geraldine Neale Bledsoe (1900–1991) 1983 Civil rights, politics
Boggs, Grace LeeGrace Lee Boggs Grace Lee Boggs 2012.jpg (1915–2015) 2009 Civil rights [11]
Boyle, PatriciaPatricia Boyle (1937–2014) 1986 Law
Brown, Cora MaeCora Mae Brown (1914–1972) 1992 Politics
Brown, Louise L.Louise L. Brown (1917–2011) 1988 Education
Brown, MaryMary Brown (b. 1935) 2007 Environment, Politics, Women's Rights
Brown, OlympiaOlympia Brown Olympia Brown.jpg (1835–1926) 1999 Religion, suffrage
Buck, GertrudeGertrude Buck (1871–1922) 2007 Education
Burbridge, VerneVerne Burbridge (1896–2005) 2003 Volunteerism
Burnett, Patricia HillPatricia Hill Burnett (1920–2014) 1987 Arts, women's rights
Burstyn, EllenEllen Burstyn EllenBurstyn07TIFF.jpg (b. 1932) 1997 Entertainment
Butcher, Mary LouMary Lou Butcher (b. 1943) 1992 Journalism
Butterfield, Emily HelenEmily Helen Butterfield (1884–1958) 1990 Architecture, arts
Cadillac, Marie-Therese GuyonMarie-Therese Guyon Cadillac (1671–1746) 1994 Business, physician; the first white woman to cross the Iroquois Territory
Calhoun, EthelEthel Calhoun (1898–1989) 1987 Medicine, health care
Callow, Laura CarterLaura Carter Callow (b. 1927) 2010 Women's Rights
Campbell, Jean W.Jean W. Campbell (b. 1918) 1993 Education
Campbell, Katherine HillKatherine Hill Campbell (1868–1942) 1993 Social reform
Canady, AlexaAlexa Canady (b. 1950) 1989 Medicine, health care
Canady, HortenseHortense Canady (1927–2010) 2002 Community service
Cantor, Judith LevinJudith Levin Cantor (b. 1928) 2013 Historian, author, archivist, and exhibit curator
Carter, SueSue Carter (b. 1950) 2015 Episcopalian minister, television and radio journalist [12]
Carlton, RuthRuth Carlton (1911–2001) 1994 Journalist
Caruso, PatriciaPatricia Caruso (b. 1954) 2012 First woman director of the Michigan Department of Corrections
Chandler, Elizabeth MargaretElizabeth Margaret Chandler Elizabeth Margaret Chandler lg.jpg (1807–1834) 1983 Literature, abolition
Chandler, MargaretMargaret Chandler (1929–1997) 2009 Native American Rights
Chapin, Augusta JaneAugusta Jane Chapin Augusta Jane Chapin.jpg (1836–1905) 2010 Religion, Women's Rights
Chiara, Margaret M.Margaret M. Chiara (b. 1943) 2005 Law
Clark, Martha StricklandMartha Strickland Clark (1853–1935) 2006 Law
Claytor, Helen J.Helen J. Claytor (1907–2005) 1984 Civil rights
Clemenc, AnnaAnna Clemenc Annie Clemenc.jpg (1888–1956) 1996 Labor
Cohen, FlossieFlossie Cohen (1925–2004) 1994 Math, science, medicine, health care
Cole, EmmaEmma Cole (1845–1910) 2007 Education, Environment
Coleman, Mary StallingsMary Stallings Coleman (1914–2001) 1983 Law
, Con-Con ElevenCon-Con Eleven 2013 The 11 women delegates at the 1961–1962 Michigan Constitutional Convention: Vera Andrus, Ruth Gibson Butler, Anne M. Conklin, Katherine Moore Cushman, Ann Elizabeth Donnelly, Daisy Elizabeth Elliott, Adelaide Julia Hart, Lillian Hatcher, Dorothy Leonard Judd, Ella Demmink Koeze, and Marjorie Frances McGowan
Cooper, Janet C.Janet C. Cooper (1931–2002) 2015 Civil rights, education, government, law [13]
Cooper, Lenna FrancesLenna Frances Cooper (1875–1961) 1993 Nutrition
Corwell-Shertzer, MarionMarion Corwell-Shertzer (b. 1931) 1997 Journalism
Crane, Caroline BartlettCaroline Bartlett Crane Caroline Bartlett Crane.jpg (1858–1935) 1984 Religion, suffrage
Crockett, EtheleneEthelene Crockett (1914–1978) 1988 Medicine, health care
Crosby, Elizabeth C.Elizabeth C. Crosby Elizabeth Caroline Crosby (1888-1983).jpg (1888–1983) 1986 Math, science
Cuellar, NellieNellie Cuellar (1899–1987) 2003 Civil rights
Cunningham, PaulaPaula Cunningham (b. 1949) 2013 First female president of Lansing Community College
Curran, Hilda PatriciaHilda Patricia Curran (b. 1938) 1998 Women's rights
Patricia Cuza, Patricia CuzaPatricia Cuza Patricia Cuza (b. 1936) 2008 Government, Women's Rights
Daddazio, Mary EstherMary Esther Daddazio (1924–2015) 2006 Women's rights
Daubendiek, Bertha A.Bertha A. Daubendiek (1916–2005) 1994 Environment
Davidow, Anne R.Anne R. Davidow (1898–1991) 1989 Law
Davis, MaryLeeMaryLee Davis (b. 1943) 2014 Michigan State University administrator and professor [8]
De Angeli, Marguerite LofftMarguerite Lofft De Angeli (1889–1987) 1984 Literature
DeDeckere, DorisDoris DeDeckere (1926–2010) 1999 Philanthropist, labor volunteerism
Denning, Bernadine NewsomBernadine Newsom Denning (1930–2011) 1989 Civil rights
Dockeray, Mary JaneMary Jane Dockeray (b. 1927) 2012 Environment
Dollinger, Genora JohnsonGenora Johnson Dollinger (1913–1995) 1994 Labor
Dominic, Waunetta McClellanWaunetta McClellan Dominic (1921–1981) 1996 Native American civil rights
Donahue, Wilma T.Wilma T. Donahue (1900–1993) 1983 Medicine, health care
Draggoo, Sandra LaserSandra Laser Draggoo (b. 1940) 2010 Business
Duchemin, Theresa MaxisTheresa Maxis Duchemin (1810–1892) 2001 Missionary
Dye, MarieMarie Dye (1891–1974) 1998 Education
Eaglesfield, ElizabethElizabeth Eaglesfield (1853–1940) 2013 Businesswoman and one of the first female steamship captains on Lake Michigan
Edmonds, Sarah EmmaSarah Emma Edmonds Sarah Edmonds lg sepia.jpg (1841–1898) 1992 Military
Eldering, GraceGrace Eldering (1900–1988) 1983 Math, science, medicine, health care
Elliott, Margaret DrakeMargaret Drake Elliott (1904–1999) 1999 Environment
Ellis, RuthRuth Ellis (1899–2000) 2009 Business, gay rights
Emery, GeorgiaGeorgia Emery (1867–1913) 1987 Business
Etheridge, AnnieAnnie Etheridge (1840–1913) 2010 Military, nursing
Evans, Eva LoisEva Lois Evans (b. 1935) 2005 Civil rights, community service
Fakhouri, HaifaHaifa Fakhouri 2007 Social Work/Mission Work
Federbush, Marcia J.Marcia J. Federbush (b. 1934) 1988 Women's rights
Feliksa, MargeryMargery Feliksa (1925–2001) 2006 Community service
Ferber, EdnaEdna Ferber Edna Ferber.jpg (1885–1968) 2009 Writing
Findlater, JeanneJeanne Findlater (b. 1928) 2014 General manager of WXYZ-TV/Detroit and vice president of ABC Television [8]
Ford, BettyBetty Ford Betty Ford.gif (1918–2011) 1987 First Lady of the United States [14]
Ford, Geraldine BledsoeGeraldine Bledsoe Ford (1926–2003) 2004 Law
, Four Sisters of CharityFour Sisters of Charity 1997 Missionary
Franklin, ArethaAretha Franklin Aretha Franklin.png (b. 1942) 2001 Entertainment
Freeborough, SherrillSherrill Freeborough (b. 1947) 2010 Business
Freeman, Julia WheelockJulia Wheelock Freeman (1833–1900) 2002 Medicine, health care, volunteerism
Frostic, GwenGwen Frostic (1906–2001) 1986 Arts
Gage, Hilda R.Hilda R. Gage (1939–2010) 1995 Law
Geisel, CarolynCarolyn Geisel (1862–1932) 2007 Medicine/Health Care
Genser, Lillian MellenLillian Mellen Genser (1920–2006) 2000 Peace movement, conflict resolution
Gillette, Emma GenevieveEmma Genevieve Gillette (1898–1986) 1984 Environment
Gomon, JosephineJosephine Gomon (1892–1975) 1983 Medicine, health care
Good, Janet K.Janet K. Good (1923–1997) 1991 Civil rights
Goodridge, Francie KrakerFrancie Kraker Goodridge (b. 1947) 2001 Athletics
Goodwin, DellaDella Goodwin (b. 1931) 1997 Medicine, health care
Gordon, LoneyLoney Gordon (1915–1999) 2000 Math, science, medicine, health care
Gragg, Rosa SladeRosa Slade Gragg (1904–1989) 1987 Civil rights
Granholm, Jennifer MulhernJennifer Mulhern Granholm Jennifer Granholm 5.jpg (b. 1959) 2004 Politics
Gretter, LystraLystra Gretter (1858–1951) 2004 Medicine, health care
Griffith, Roberta A.Roberta A. Griffith (1870–1941) 1993 Social reform
Griffiths, MarthaMartha Griffiths Martha Wright Griffiths.jpg (1912–2003) 1983 Politics
Grimes, Lucia VoorheesLucia Voorhees Grimes (1877–1978) 1995 Suffrage
Grooms, R. LouiseR. Louise Grooms (1902–1984) 1995 Business
Haener, DorothyDorothy Haener (1917–2000) 1983 Labor
Hamilton, Alice KingAlice King Hamilton (1869–1970) 1997 Medicine, health care
Hamilton, Eva McCallEva McCall Hamilton Eva McCall Hamilton portrait1.jpg (1871–1948) 2012 First woman elected to the Michigan Legislature in 1920
Hammond, NancyNancy Hammond (b. 1937) 2006 Government, Women's Rights
Harris, Frances AlvordFrances Alvord Harris (1909–1998) 1988 Journalism
Hart, Jane BriggsJane Briggs Hart (1922–2015) 2007 Community Service, Women's Rights
Haviland, Laura SmithLaura Smith Haviland Laura Smith Haviland in 1881.jpg (1808–1897) 1983 Abolition
Heideman, Katherine G.Katherine G. Heideman (1910–2003) 2000 Education
Henderson, ErmaErma Henderson (1917–2009) 1990 Politics
Holmes, Mabel WhiteMabel White Holmes (1890–1977) 2015 Invented Jiffy mix [15]
Homer, ElizabethElizabeth Homer (b. 1943) 1999 Women's rights
Hommel, FloraFlora Hommel (1928–2015) 1994 Medicine, health care
Hoobler, Icie MacyIcie Macy Hoobler (1892–1984) 1984 Math, science, medicine, health care
Hutzel, EleonoreEleonore Hutzel (1885–1979) 1999 Medicine, health care
Ilitch, Marian BayoffMarian Bayoff Ilitch (b. 1933) 2001 Business
Jackson, Dauris GwendolynDauris Gwendolyn Jackson (1933–1979) 2000 Civil rights, education
Jacobs, JoJo Jacobs (1933–2015) 1991 Women's rights
Jeffrey, Mildred M.Mildred M. Jeffrey (1911–2004) 1983 Labor
Johnson, Dorothy A.Dorothy A. Johnson (b. 1940) 2014 President Emeritus of the Council of Michigan Foundations [8]
Johnson, Georgia LewisGeorgia Lewis Johnson (b. 1930) 2005 Medicine, health care
Johnson, Joan JacksonJoan Jackson Johnson (b. 1948) 2013 Advocate for the poor, homeless, and mentally ill
Jones, Sarah Van HoosenSarah Van Hoosen Jones (1892–1972) 1994 Math, science
Josaitis, Eleanor M.Eleanor M. Josaitis (1931–2011) 1998 Missionary
Judd, Dorothy LeonardDorothy Leonard Judd (1898–1989) 1990 Politics
Judeh, JumanaJumana Judeh (b. 1959) 2011 Business, Women's Rights
Karandjeff, JudithJudith Karandjeff (b. 1944) 2012 Women's rights
Karle, IsabellaIsabella Karle Isabella Karle.jpg (b. 1921) 1989 Math, science
Kelly, MarilynMarilyn Kelly (b. 1938) 2011 Law
Kellogg, Ella EatonElla Eaton Kellogg (1853–1920) 1999 Philanthropist, nutrition
Kendrick, PearlPearl Kendrick (1890–1980) 1983 Math, science, medicine, health care
Kennedy, Cornelia GroefsemaCornelia Groefsema Kennedy (1923–2014) 2000 Law
Ketcham, Emily BurtonEmily Burton Ketcham (1838–1907) 1999 Suffrage
King, CarolCarol King (b. 1948) 2008 Women's Rights
King, Jean LedwithJean Ledwith King (b. 1924) 1989 Women's rights
Knaggs, May StockingMay Stocking Knaggs (1847–1917) 2002 Suffrage
Kocel, Alice ScanlanAlice Scanlan Kocel (b. 1920) 2003 Civil rights
Koenig, Dorean Marguerite HurleyDorean Marguerite Hurley Koenig (b. 1934) 2010 Education, Law
Komer, OdessaOdessa Komer (1925–2004) 1995 Labor
Kornbluh, Joyce LewisJoyce Lewis Kornbluh (b. 1928) 2003 Labor
Krone, JulieJulie Krone Julie Krone riding Halfbridled at 2003 Breeders' cup.jpg (b. 1963) 2014 Sports [8]
La Framboise, MadelineMadeline La Framboise Madeline La Framboise-image-28.jpg (1779–1846) 1984 Business
Lansing, Marjorie J.Marjorie J. Lansing (1916–1998) 2000 Education, women's rights
Lappan, GlendaGlenda Lappan (b. 1939) 2009 Education
Laurence, Margaret MuthMargaret Muth Laurence (1916–1996) 1996 Law
Lee, Chaun-PuChaun-Pu Lee (b. 1931) 2000 Math, science
Leggett, Eliza SeamanEliza Seaman Leggett (1815–1900) 2003 Abolition, suffrage, women's rights
, Les Meres et Debutantes Club of Greater LansingLes Meres et Debutantes Club of Greater Lansing 2012 African American women's organization created in 1962
Lewis, Violet TempleViolet Temple Lewis (1899–1968) 1992 Education
Lipczynski, ValeriaValeria Lipczynski (1846–1930) 2011 Community Service
Lippman, IdaIda Lippman (1893–1980) 2003 Law enforcement
Liuzzo, ViolaViola Liuzzo (1925–1965) 2006 Civil rights
Longstreet, MarthaMartha Longstreet (1870–1953) 1984 Medicine, health care
Lopez, EdelmiraEdelmira Lopez (b. 1922) 2011 Community Service, Folk Life, Labor, Women's Rights
Love, Nancy HarknessNancy Harkness Love Love 1 350.jpg (1914–1976) 1997 Aviation, military
Lucke, Elmina R.Elmina R. Lucke (1889–1987) 1986 Missionary
Lundy, Marilyn FisherMarilyn Fisher Lundy (1925–2014) 2000 Education
Lutz, Aleda E.Aleda E. Lutz (1915–1944) 1994 Aviation, military, medicine, health care
Madar, OlgaOlga Madar (1915–1996) 1989 Labor
Madgett, Naomi LongNaomi Long Madgett (b. 1923) 2002 Literature
Mahaffey, MaryannMaryann Mahaffey Maryann Mahaffey speaking at 50th anniversary for Henry Messer and Carl House.jpg (1925–2006) 1997 Women's rights
Mahon, Luise Ruth LeismerLuise Ruth Leismer Mahon (1926–1975) 1992 Journalism
Manning, Mary CarmelitaMary Carmelita Manning (1888–1962) 2014 Sister of Mercy order; opened the first Central School of Nursing in Michigan (the second in the country). [8]
Mansour, Agnes MaryAgnes Mary Mansour (1931–2004) 1988 Education, social reform
Mark, FlorineFlorine Mark 2004 Business
Martin, HelenHelen Martin (1889–1973) 1988 Math, science
Mason, Barbara RobertsBarbara Roberts Mason (b. 1940) 2014 Politics; State Board of Education; seconded the nomination of Vice Presidential Candidate Geraldine Ferraro. [8]
Mason, Marylou OlivarezMarylou Olivarez Mason 2014 Hispanic rights; first Hispanic woman on the Lansing Community College Board of Trustees. [8]
Matthews, Marjorie SwankMarjorie Swank Matthews (1916–1986) 1986 Religion
Mattman, Lida HolmesLida Holmes Mattman (1912–2008) 2005 Math, science, medicine, health care
Maynard, OliviaOlivia Maynard (b. 1936) 2005 Education, politics
Mayo, Mary AnneMary Anne Mayo (1845–1903) 1989 Education
McAndrew, Helen WalkerHelen Walker McAndrew (1826–1906) 1994 Medicine, health care
McClelland, CathyCathy McClelland (b. 1954) 2004 Business
McCollough, Lucille HannaLucille Hanna McCollough (1905–1996) 2002 Politics
McCormick, Katharine DexterKatharine Dexter McCormick National Women's Suffrage Association.jpg (1875–1967) 2000 Philanthropist, women's rights
McCoy, Mary E.Mary E. McCoy (1846–1923) 2012 Women's rights and African-American rights
McGowan, Kay GivensKay Givens McGowan (b. 1942) 2009 Native American Rights, Women's Rights
McKenney, GladysGladys McKenney (b. 1928) 2013 Educator and advocate for women's rights
McMillan, TerryTerry McMillan Terry McMillan at the 2008 Brooklyn Book Festival.jpg (b. 1951) 2010 Writer
Miller, Bina WestBina West Miller (1867–1954) 1993 Business
Miller, CandiceCandice Miller Candice Miller, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg (b. 1954) 2015 United States House of Representatives [16]
Milliken, HelenHelen Milliken (1922–2012) 1983 Philanthropist, Women's rights
Morcom, Claudia HouseClaudia House Morcom (1932–2014) 1996 Law
Morse, Elba LilaElba Lila Morse (1882–1975) 1990 Medicine, health care
Moss, KaryKary Moss (b. 1958) 2011 Civil Rights, Law, Women's Rights
Munger, EdithEdith Munger (1865–1945) 2010 Environment
Neiberg, VickiVicki Neiberg (b. 1940) 2008 Education, Labor, Women's Rights
Nordby, Virginia Cecile BlomerVirginia Cecile Blomer Nordby (b. 1929) 1991 Law
Nugent, M. Jane KayM. Jane Kay Nugent (b. 1925) 1988 Business
Omelenchuk, JeanneJeanne Omelenchuk (1931–2008) 1993 Athletics
Osborn, Laura FreeleLaura Freele Osborn (1866–1955) 1995 Education
Parks, RosaRosa Parks Rosaparks.jpg (1913–2005) 1983 Pivotal African American figure in the Civil Rights movement. [17]
Pasky, Cynthia J.Cynthia J. Pasky (b. 1959) 2010 Business, Philanthropy
Peebles-Meyers, MarjorieMarjorie Peebles-Meyers (1915–2001) 1986 Medicine, health care
Peterson, Elly M.Elly M. Peterson (1914–2008) 1984 Politics
Phillips, ElizabethElizabeth Phillips (b. 1937) 2009 Education
Piercy, MargeMarge Piercy (b. 1936) 2006 Women's Rights, Writing
Platte, ArdethArdeth Platte (b. 1936) 1999 Peace movement, conflict resolution
Pollack, LanaLana Pollack (b. 1942) 2002 Politics
Power, Sarah GoddardSarah Goddard Power (1935–1987) 1988 Civil rights
Quimby, HarrietHarriet Quimby Harriet Quimby 054.png (1875–1912) 2013 Early American aviator and movie screenwriter
Radner, GildaGilda Radner Gilda Radner - 1980.jpg (1946–1989) 1992 Entertainment
Raven, ClaraClara Raven (1909–1994) 1987 Math, science, medicine, health care
Rayne, Martha LouiseMartha Louise Rayne Martha Louise Rayne.JPG (1836–1911) 2002 Journalism
Reyneau, Betsy GravesBetsy Graves Reyneau (1888–1964) 1996 Arts, civil rights
Richards, Fannie M.Fannie M. Richards (1840–1922) 1990 Education
Rickert, JessicaJessica Rickert (b. 1950) 2009 Dentistry, Native American Rights
Riley, Dorothy ComstockDorothy Comstock Riley (1924–2004) 1991 Law
Riordan, Mary EllenMary Ellen Riordan (1920–2010) 2001 Education
Robinson, Rose Mary C.Rose Mary C. Robinson (b. 1939) 2011 Law, Politics
Rogers, AbigailAbigail Rogers (1818–1869) 2007 Education, Women's Rights
Rogers-Brown, Carrie FrazierCarrie Frazier Rogers-Brown (b. 1948) 1996 Medicine, health care
Rosenblatt, Dorrie EllenDorrie Ellen Rosenblatt (b. 1948) 1998 Medicine, health care
Ross, Muriel DorothyMuriel Dorothy Ross (b. 1927) 2002 Math, science
Rourke, Constance MayfieldConstance Mayfield Rourke (1885–1941) 2004 Academics
Rush, Andra M.Andra M. Rush (b. 1960 2014 Business; former chairwoman and CEO of the Rush Group Family of Companies [8]
Ruth, Marion WeyantMarion Weyant Ruth (1918–2004) 2003 Aviator
Saunders, PatriciaPatricia Saunders (b. 1966) 2011 Athletics
Schaub, Emelia ChristineEmelia Christine Schaub (1891–1995) 1990 Law
Schoolcraft, Jane JohnstonJane Johnston Schoolcraft (1800–1842) 2008 Writing
Schwartz, Shirley E.Shirley E. Schwartz (b. 1935) 1996 Math, science
Seger, Martha RomayneMartha Romayne Seger (b. 1932) 1992 Economics
Shafer, Ann M.Ann M. Shafer (1916–1991) 1992 Labor
Shapiro, Esther K.Esther K. Shapiro (b. 1917) 2015 First director of Detroit's Consumer Affairs Department [18]
Sharp, Ella MerrimanElla Merriman Sharp (1857–1912) 1998 Environment
Shaw, Anna HowardAnna Howard Shaw Anna Howard Shaw 1.jpg (1847–1919) 1983 Suffrage, religion, medicine, health care
Sheets, Mary EllenMary Ellen Sheets (b. 1940) 2014 Founder of Two Men and a Truck moving company [8]
Sinclair, Mary P.Mary P. Sinclair (1918–2011) 1990 Environment
Slaton, Jessie PharrJessie Pharr Slaton (1908–1983) 1984 Education
Snow, LetaLeta Snow (1880–1980) 2008 Music
Spencer, Mary C.Mary C. Spencer (1842–1923) 1984 Education
Stabenow, DebbieDebbie Stabenow Debbie Stabenow, official portrait.jpg (b. 1950) 2005 Politics
Steadman, BerniceBernice Steadman (1925–2015) 2003 Mercury 13 astronaut
Steinberg, Martha JeanMartha Jean Steinberg (1927–2000) 1998 Journalism
Stickel, Lucille FarrierLucille Farrier Stickel Portrait of Lucille Farrier Stickel.jpg (1915–2007) 2014 Environmentalist; first woman to direct a major Federal laboratory [8]
Stockman, Dora HallDora Hall Stockman (1872–1948) 2006 Agriculture, Education, Politics
Stone, Lucinda HinsdaleLucinda Hinsdale Stone (1814–1900) 1983 Women's rights
Stoesser, Sylvia M.Sylvia M. Stoesser (1901–1991) 1992 Math, science
Straus, Kathleen N.Kathleen N. Straus (b. 1923) 2000 Civil rights
Stratton, Mary Chase PerryMary Chase Perry Stratton (1867–1961) 1986 Arts
Sutton, Sharon E.Sharon E. Sutton (b. 1941) 1997 Architecture
Swanson, Edith MaysEdith Mays Swanson (1934–1989) 1991 Civil rights, education
Tableman, BettyBetty Tableman (b. 1922) 2009 Mental health
Tanner, Helen HornbeckHelen Hornbeck Tanner (1916–2011) 2006 History, Native American rights
Tate, MerzeMerze Tate (1905–1996) 1990 Education
Thomas, HelenHelen Thomas Helen Thomas - USNWR.jpg (1920–2013) 1986 Journalism
Thomas, MarloMarlo Thomas (b. 1937) 2009 Community service, entertainment, women's rights
Thompson, RuthRuth Thompson Ruth Thompson.jpg (1887–1970) 1998 Law
Thurman, LucindaLucinda Thurman (1849–1918) 1992 Civil rights
Thrun, CarolineCaroline Thrun (1897–1983) 2005 Law
Tomlin, LilyLily Tomlin LilyTomlinSept2011.jpg (b. 1939) 1998 Entertainment
Truth, SojournerSojourner Truth Sojourner Truth 01.jpg (1797–1883) 1983 Abolition
Van de Vyver, Mary FrancileneMary Francilene Van de Vyver (1941–2001) 2008 Education, Religion
Van Hoosen, BerthaBertha Van Hoosen (1863–1952) 1984 Medicine, health care
Vorhauer, Delia VillegasDelia Villegas Vorhauer (1940–1992) 1990 Hispanic civil rights
Waddles, CharleszettaCharleszetta Waddles (1912–2001) 1992 Missionary
Walker, Margaret SellersMargaret Sellers Walker (b. 1935) 2005 Environment, Human Resources
Wallace, SippieSippie Wallace (1898–1986) 1993 Music
Walz, MaggieMaggie Walz (1861–1927) 2015 Finnish immigrant who used her subsequent education and business expertise to establish a Finnish colony in Drummond Township [19]
Washington, Jacquelin E.Jacquelin E. Washington (b. 1931) 1995 Missionary
Weaver, ElizabethElizabeth Weaver (1941–2015) 2005 Law
Weiner, Josephine SternJosephine Stern Weiner (1912–2000) 2001 Volunteerism
White, Edna NobleEdna Noble White (1879–1954) 1993 Education
Whitman, Marina von NeumannMarina von Neumann Whitman (b. 1935–) 2013 Vice president of Public Affairs at General Motors
Wilbur, KathleenKathleen Wilbur (b. 1953) 2007 Education, Government
Williams, SerenaSerena Williams Serena Williams Madrid 2014.jpg (b. 1981) 2012 Tennis; youngest inductee
Wilson, Matilda DodgeMatilda Dodge Wilson (1883–1967) 1997 Philanthropist, politics
Withrow, PamelaPamela Withrow (b. 1948) 2003 Law enforcement
Wolfe, Joan LueddersJoan Luedders Wolfe (b. 1929) 1996 Environment
Wolfgang, MyraMyra Wolfgang (1914 –1976) 2015 Labor leader, women's rights activist [20]
, Woman's Hospital Association (Charter Members)Woman's Hospital Association (Charter Members) 2007 Health care
Woodman, Irene ClarkIrene Clark Woodman (1905–1994) 1993 Military
Woods, Linda M.Linda M. Woods (b. 1943) 2015 Native American Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, United States Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War, social worker [21]
Yao, CynthiaCynthia Yao (b. 1940) 2005 Museum studies
Young, Clarissa M.Clarissa M. Young (1922–1979) 2000 Law enforcement
Zweifler, RuthRuth Zweifler (b. 1930) 2003 Education


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Further reading[edit]

  • Arrow, Harriette Simpson (2005). The Collected Short Stories of Harriette Simpson Arnow. Michigan State University Press. ISBN 978-0-87013-756-3. 

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