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)
Elizabeth Sparks Adams (1911–2007) 2016 Government, history, women's rights [5]
Mary Aikey (1928–2013) 2010 Community service, education, women's rights
Virginia Allan (1916–1999) 1994 Education, women's rights
Yolanda Alvarado-Ortega (b. 1943) 1995 Hispanic civil rights
Edith Vosburgh Alvord (1875–1962) 1993 Volunteerism
Anan Ameri (b. 1944) 2016 Art, history, community service, writing [6]
American Legion NUWARINE Post 535 2017 Michigan's last remaining all-female American Legion post [7]
Cora Reynolds Anderson (1882–1950) 2001 Politics
Rachel Andresen (1907–1988) 1991 Founded Youth For Understanding [8]
Harriette Simpson Arnow (1907–1986) 1983 Novelist [9]
Clara Arthur (1858–1929) 1989 Suffrage
Carol Atkins (1923–2013) 2008 Women's rights, writing
Irene Auberlin (1896–1999) 1995 Missionary
Ella Mae Backus (1863–1938) 2017 First woman in Michigan to become an Assistant U.S. Attorney [7]
Lois A. Bader (b. 1935) 2011 Education
L. Anna Ballard (1848–1934) 2012 Medicine; Lansing’s first female medical doctor.
Marion Isabel Barnhart (1921–1985) 1987 Math, science
Elizabeth W. Bauer (b. 1937) 2013 Advocate for the rights of people with disabilities [10]
Mary V. Beck (1908–2005) 1991 Politics
Gladys Beckwith (b. 1929) 2012 Women's studies
N. Lorraine Beebe (1910–2005) 1983 Politics
Patricia Beeman (1925–1996) 1999 Civil rights
Elizabeth Lehman Belen (1886–1975) 2014 Politics; second woman elected to the Michigan House of Representatives; first woman and Democrat elected from Lansing [11]
Lucile Belen (1912–2010) 2001 Politics
Jan BenDor (b. 1946) 1991 Women's rights
Jocelyn Benson (b. 1977) 2015 Dean of the Wayne State University Law School [12]
Maxine Berman (b. 1946) 2015 Former member of Michigan House of Representatives; political consultant [13]
Connie Binsfeld (1924–2014) 1998 Politics
Anna Sutherland Bissell (1846–1934) 1989 Business
Catherine Carter Blackwell (1919–2014) 1993 Education
Mary Agnes Blair (1909–1982) 2003 Education
Mamie Geraldine Neale Bledsoe (1900–1991) 1983 Civil rights, politics
Grace Lee Boggs Grace Lee Boggs 2012.jpg (1915–2015) 2009 Civil rights [14]
Patricia Boyle (1937–2014) 1986 Law
Cora Mae Brown (1914–1972) 1992 Legislative work, criminal law, and women's rights
Louise L. Brown (1917–2011) 1988 Education
Mary Brown (b. 1935) 2007 Environment, politics, women's rights
Olympia Brown Olympia Brown.jpg (1835–1926) 1999 Religion, suffrage
Gertrude Buck (1871–1922) 2007 Education
Verne Burbridge (1896–2005) 2003 Volunteerism
Patricia Hill Burnett (1920–2014) 1987 Arts, women's rights
Ellen Burstyn Ellen Burstyn at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.jpg (b. 1932) 1997 Entertainment
Mary Lou Butcher (b. 1943) 1992 Journalism
Emily Helen Butterfield (1884–1958) 1990 Architecture, arts
Marie-Therese Guyon Cadillac (1671–1746) 1994 Business, physician; the first white woman to cross the Iroquois Territory
Ethel Calhoun (1898–1989) 1987 Medicine, health care
Laura Carter Callow (b. 1927) 2010 Women's rights
Jean W. Campbell (b. 1918) 1993 Education
Katherine Hill Campbell (1868–1942) 1993 Social reform
Alexa Canady (b. 1950) 1989 Medicine, health care
Hortense Canady (1927–2010) 2002 Community service
Judith Levin Cantor (b. 1928) 2013 Historian, author, archivist, and exhibit curator
Sue Carter (b. 1950) 2015 Episcopalian minister, television and radio journalist [15]
Ruth Carlton (1911–2001) 1994 Journalist
Patricia Caruso (b. 1954) 2012 First woman director of the Michigan Department of Corrections
Elizabeth Margaret Chandler Elizabeth Margaret Chandler lg.jpg (1807–1834) 1983 Literature, abolition
Margaret Chandler (1929–1997) 2009 Native American rights
Augusta Jane Chapin Augusta Jane Chapin.jpg (1836–1905) 2010 Religion, women's rights
Margaret M. Chiara (b. 1943) 2005 Law
Martha Strickland Clark (1853–1935) 2006 Law
Helen J. Claytor (1907–2005) 1984 Civil rights
Anna Clemenc Annie Clemenc.jpg (1888–1956) 1996 Labor
Flossie Cohen (1925–2004) 1994 Science, medicine, health care
Emma Cole (1845–1910) 2007 Education, environment
Mary Stallings Coleman (1914–2001) 1983 Law
Con-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
Janet C. Cooper (1931–2002) 2015 Civil rights, education, government, law [16]
Lenna Frances Cooper (1875–1961) 1993 Nutrition
Marion Corwell-Shertzer (1931–2016) 1997 Journalism
Caroline Bartlett Crane Caroline Bartlett Crane.jpg (1858–1935) 1984 Religion, suffrage
Ethelene Crockett (1914–1978) 1988 Medicine, health care
Elizabeth C. Crosby Elizabeth Caroline Crosby (1888-1983).jpg (1888–1983) 1986 Math, science
Nellie Cuellar (1899–1987) 2003 Civil rights
Paula Cunningham (b. 1949) 2013 First female president of Lansing Community College
Hilda Patricia Curran (b. 1938) 1998 Women's rights
Patricia Cuza Patricia Cuza (b. 1936) 2008 Government, women's rights
Mary Esther Daddazio (1924–2015) 2006 Women's rights
Bertha A. Daubendiek (1916–2005) 1994 Environment
Anne R. Davidow (1898–1991) 1989 Law
MaryLee Davis (b. 1943) 2014 Michigan State University administrator and professor [11]
Marguerite Lofft De Angeli (1889–1987) 1984 Literature
Doris DeDeckere (1926–2010) 1999 Philanthropist, labor volunteerism
Bernadine Newsom Denning (1930–2011) 1989 Civil rights
Mary Jane Dockeray (b. 1927) 2012 Environment
Genora Johnson Dollinger (1913–1995) 1994 Labor
Waunetta McClellan Dominic (1921–1981) 1996 Native American civil rights
Wilma T. Donahue (1900–1993) 1983 Medicine, health care
Sandra Laser Draggoo (b. 1940) 2010 Business
Theresa Maxis Duchemin (1810–1892) 2001 Missionary
Marie Dye (1891–1974) 1998 Education
Elizabeth Eaglesfield (1853–1940) 2013 Businesswoman and one of the first female steamship captains on Lake Michigan
Sarah Emma Edmonds Sarah Edmonds lg sepia.jpg (1841–1898) 1992 Military
Grace Eldering (1900–1988) 1983 Math, science, medicine, health care
Daisy Elliott (1917–2015) 2016 Government, Civil Rights [17]
Margaret Drake Elliott (1904–1999) 1999 Environment
Ruth Ellis (1899–2000) 2009 Business, gay rights
Georgia Emery (1867–1913) 1987 Business
Annie Etheridge (1840–1913) 2010 Military, nursing
Eva Lois Evans (b. 1935) 2005 Civil rights, community service
Haifa Fakhouri 2007 Social work, mission work
Marcia J. Federbush (b. 1934) 1988 Women's rights
Margery Feliksa (1925–2001) 2006 Community service
Edna Ferber Edna Ferber.jpg (1885–1968) 2009 Writing
Jeanne Findlater (b. 1928) 2014 General manager of WXYZ-TV/Detroit and vice president of ABC Television [11]
Betty Ford Betty Ford.gif (1918–2011) 1987 First Lady of the United States [18]
Clara Bryant Ford (1866–1950) 2017 Wife of Henry Ford, created and funded programs benefiting women [7]
Geraldine Bledsoe Ford (1926–2003) 2004 Law
Lizette Denison Forth (c1790–1866) 2017 Philanthropist, former slave [7]
Faith Fowler (b. 1959) 2016 Religion, women's rights, community service, civil rights [19]
Four Sisters of Charity 1997 Missionary
Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin.png (b. 1942) 2001 Entertainment
Sherrill Freeborough (b. 1947) 2010 Business
Julia Wheelock Freeman (1833–1900) 2002 Medicine, health care, volunteerism
Gwen Frostic (1906–2001) 1986 Arts
Hilda R. Gage (1939–2010) 1995 Law
Carolyn Geisel (1862–1932) 2007 Medicine/health care
Lillian Mellen Genser (1920–2006) 2000 Peace movement, conflict resolution
Emma Genevieve Gillette (1898–1986) 1984 Environment
Evelyn Golden (1913–2005) 2016 Medicine, community service [20]
Josephine Gomon (1892–1975) 1983 Medicine, health care
Janet K. Good (1923–1997) 1991 Civil rights
Francie Kraker Goodridge (b. 1947) 2001 Athletics
Della Goodwin (b. 1931) 1997 Medicine, health care
Loney Gordon (1915–1999) 2000 Math, science, medicine, health care
Rosa Slade Gragg (1904–1989) 1987 Civil rights
Jennifer Mulhern Granholm Jennifer Granholm 5.jpg (b. 1959) 2004 Politics
Lystra Gretter (1858–1951) 2004 Medicine, health care
Roberta A. Griffith (1870–1941) 1993 Social reform
Martha Griffiths Martha Wright Griffiths.jpg (1912–2003) 1983 Politics
Lucia Voorhees Grimes (1877–1978) 1995 Suffrage
R. Louise Grooms (1902–1984) 1995 Business
Dorothy Haener (1917–2000) 1983 Labor
Alice Hamilton Alice Hamilton1.jpg (1869–1970) 1997 Medicine, health care
Eva McCall Hamilton Eva McCall Hamilton portrait1.jpg (1871–1948) 2012 First woman elected to the Michigan Legislature in 1920
Nancy Hammond (b. 1937) 2006 Government, women's rights
Frances Alvord Harris (1909–1998) 1988 Journalism
Jane Briggs Hart (1922–2015) 2007 Community service, women's rights
Laura Smith Haviland Laura Smith Haviland in 1881.jpg (1808–1897) 1983 Abolition
Katherine G. Heideman (1910–2003) 2000 Education
Erma Henderson (1917–2009) 1990 Politics
Mary Kay Henry (b. 1958) 2017 President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) [7]
Curtis Hertel Jr. 2017 Michigan state senator; authored legislation aimed at sexual assault [7]
Mabel White Holmes (1890–1977) 2015 Invented Jiffy mix [21]
Elizabeth Homer (b. 1943) 1999 Women's rights
Flora Hommel (1928–2015) 1994 Medicine, health care
Icie Macy Hoobler (1892–1984) 1984 Math, science, medicine, health care
Eleonore Hutzel (1885–1979) 1999 Medicine, health care
Marian Bayoff Ilitch (b. 1933) 2001 Business
Dauris Gwendolyn Jackson (1933–1979) 2000 Civil rights, education
Jo Jacobs (1933–2015) 1991 Women's rights
Mildred Jeffrey (1910–2004) 1983 Labor
Dorothy A. Johnson (b. 1940) 2014 President Emeritus of the Council of Michigan Foundations [11]
Georgia Lewis Johnson (b. 1930) 2005 Medicine, health care
Joan Jackson Johnson (b. 1948) 2013 Advocate for the poor, homeless, and mentally ill
Sarah Van Hoosen Jones (1892–1972) 1994 Math, science
Eleanor M. Josaitis (1931–2011) 1998 Missionary
Dorothy Leonard Judd (1898–1989) 1990 Politics
Jumana Judeh (b. 1959) 2011 Business, women's rights
Judith Karandjeff (b. 1944) 2012 Women's rights
Isabella Karle Isabella Karle.jpg (1921–2017) 1989 Math, science
Marilyn Kelly (b. 1938) 2011 Law
Ella Eaton Kellogg (1853–1920) 1999 Philanthropist, nutrition
Pearl Kendrick (1890–1980) 1983 Math, science, medicine, health care
Cornelia Groefsema Kennedy (1923–2014) 2000 Law
Emily Burton Ketcham (1838–1907) 1999 Suffrage
Carol King (b. 1948) 2008 Women's rights
Jean Ledwith King (b. 1924) 1989 Women's rights
May Stocking Knaggs (1847–1917) 2002 Suffrage
Alice Scanlan Kocel (b. 1920) 2003 Civil rights
Dorean Marguerite Hurley Koenig (b. 1934) 2010 Education, law
Odessa Komer (1925–2004) 1995 Labor
Joyce Lewis Kornbluh (b. 1928) 2003 Labor
Julie Krone Julie Krone riding Halfbridled at 2003 Breeders' cup.jpg (b. 1963) 2014 Sports [11]
Madeline La Framboise (1779–1846) 1984 Business
Marjorie J. Lansing (1916–1998) 2000 Education, women's rights
Glenda Lappan (b. 1939) 2009 Education
Margaret Muth Laurence (1916–1996) 1996 Law
Chuan-Pu Lee (b. 1931) 2000 Math, science
Eliza Seaman Leggett (1815–1900) 2003 Abolition, suffrage, women's rights
Les Meres et Debutantes Club of Greater Lansing 2012 Formed in 1962 by African American mothers, to mentor and fund young African American women debutantes [22]
Olivia Letts (b. 1928) 2016 Education, civil rights, community service [23]
Violet Temple Lewis (1899–1968) 1992 Education
Valeria Lipczynski (1846–1930) 2011 Community service
Ida Lippman (1893–1980) 2003 Law enforcement
Viola Liuzzo (1925–1965) 2006 Civil rights
Martha Longstreet (1870–1953) 1984 Medicine, health care
Edelmira Lopez (b. 1922) 2011 Community service, folk life, labor, women's rights
Nancy Harkness Love Love 1 350.jpg (1914–1976) 1997 Aviation, military
Elmina R. Lucke (1889–1987) 1986 Social worker [24][25]
Marilyn Fisher Lundy (1925–2014) 2000 Education
Aleda E. Lutz (1915–1944) 1994 Aviation, military, medicine, health care
Olga Madar (1915–1996) 1989 Labor
Naomi Long Madgett (b. 1923) 2002 Literature
Maryann Mahaffey Maryann Mahaffey speaking at 50th anniversary for Henry Messer and Carl House.jpg (1925–2006) 1997 Women's rights
Luise Ruth Leismer Mahon (1926–1975) 1992 Journalism
Mary Carmelita Manning (1888–1962) 2014 Sister of Mercy order; opened the first Central School of Nursing in Michigan (the second in the country) [11]
Agnes Mary Mansour (1931–2004) 1988 Education, social reform
Florine Mark 2004 Business
Helen Martin (1889–1973) 1988 Math, science
Mary Free Bed Guild 2016 Medicine, philanthropy [26]
Barbara Roberts Mason (b. 1940) 2014 Politics; State Board of Education; seconded the nomination of vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro [11]
Marylou Olivarez Mason 2014 Hispanic rights; first Hispanic woman on the Lansing Community College Board of Trustees [11]
Marjorie Swank Matthews (1916–1986) 1986 Religion
Lida Holmes Mattman (1912–2008) 2005 Math, science, medicine, health care
Olivia Maynard (b. 1936) 2005 Education, politics
Mary Anne Mayo (1845–1903) 1989 Education
Helen Walker McAndrew (1826–1906) 1994 Medicine, health care
Cathy McClelland (b. 1954) 2004 Business
Lucille Hanna McCollough (1905–1996) 2002 Politics
Katharine Dexter McCormick National Women's Suffrage Association.jpg (1875–1967) 2000 Philanthropist, women's rights
Mary E. McCoy (1846–1923) 2012 Women's rights and African-American rights
Kay Givens McGowan (b. 1942) 2009 Native American rights, women's rights
Gladys McKenney (b. 1928) 2013 Educator and advocate for women's rights
Terry McMillan Terry McMillan at the 2008 Brooklyn Book Festival.jpg (b. 1951) 2010 Writer
Bina West Miller (1867–1954) 1993 Business
Candice Miller Candice Miller, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg (b. 1954) 2015 United States House of Representatives [27]
Helen Milliken (1922–2012) 1983 Philanthropist, women's rights
Verna Grahek Mize (1913–2013) 2017 Environmentalist whose legal battles ended dumping of mining waste into Lake Superior [7]
Claudia House Morcom (1932–2014) 1996 Law
Elba Lila Morse (1882–1975) 1990 Medicine, health care
Bernice Morton 2017 Developed Affirmative Action program at Wayne State University; helped develop the first Model Cities Comprehensive Health Care Center in the U.S. [7]
Kary Moss (b. 1958) 2011 Civil rights, law, women's rights
Edith Munger (1865–1945) 2010 Environment
Vicki Neiberg (b. 1940) 2008 Education, labor, women's rights
Virginia Cecile Blomer Nordby (b. 1929) 1991 Law
M. Jane Kay Nugent (b. 1925) 1988 Business
Jeanne Omelenchuk (1931–2008) 1993 Athletics
Laura Freele Osborn (1866–1955) 1995 Education
Rosa Parks Rosaparks.jpg (1913–2005) 1983 Pivotal African American figure in the Civil Rights movement [28]
Cynthia J. Pasky (b. 1959) 2010 Business, philanthropy
Marjorie Peebles-Meyers (1915–2001) 1986 Medicine, health care
Elly M. Peterson (1914–2008) 1984 Politics
Elizabeth Phillips (b. 1937) 2009 Education
Marge Piercy (b. 1936) 2006 Women's rights, writing
Ardeth Platte (b. 1936) 1999 Peace movement, conflict resolution
Lana Pollack (b. 1942) 2002 Politics
Sarah Goddard Power (1935–1987) 1988 Civil rights
Harriet Quimby Harriet Quimby 054.png (1875–1912) 2013 Early American aviator and movie screenwriter
Gilda Radner Gilda Radner - 1980.jpg (1946–1989) 1992 Entertainment
Clara Raven (1909–1994) 1987 Math, science, medicine, health care
Martha Louise Rayne Martha Louise Rayne.JPG (1836–1911) 2002 Journalism
Betsy Graves Reyneau (1888–1964) 1996 Arts, civil rights
Fannie M. Richards (1840–1922) 1990 Education
Jessica Rickert (b. 1950) 2009 Dentistry, Native American rights
Dorothy Comstock Riley (1924–2004) 1991 Law
Mary Ellen Riordan (1920–2010) 2001 Education
Rose Mary C. Robinson (b. 1939) 2011 Law, politics
Abigail Rogers (1818–1869) 2007 Education, women's rights
Carrie Frazier Rogers-Brown (b. 1948) 1996 Medicine, health care
Dorrie Ellen Rosenblatt (b. 1948) 1998 Medicine, health care
Rosie the Riveter 2017 WWII cultural icon who appeared on numerous posters showing women at work in the war service industries [7]
Diana Ross Diana Ross (1981).jpg (b. 1944) 2016 Music [29]
Muriel Dorothy Ross (b. 1927) 2002 Math, science
Constance Mayfield Rourke (1885–1941) 2004 Academics
Andra M. Rush (b. 1960 2014 Business; former chairwoman and CEO of the Rush Group Family of Companies [11]
Marion Weyant Ruth (1918–2004) 2003 Aviator
Rosemary C. Sarri 2017 Social worker who was instrumental in the passage of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act [7]
Patricia Saunders (b. 1966) 2011 Athletics
Emelia Christine Schaub (1891–1995) 1990 Law
Jane Johnston Schoolcraft (1800–1842) 2008 Writing
Shirley E. Schwartz (b. 1935) 1996 Math, science
Martha Romayne Seger (b. 1932) 1992 Economics
Ann M. Shafer (1916–1991) 1992 Labor
Esther K. Shapiro (b. 1917) 2015 First director of Detroit's Consumer Affairs Department [30]
Ella Merriman Sharp (1857–1912) 1998 Environment
Anna Howard Shaw Anna Howard Shaw 1.jpg (1847–1919) 1983 Suffrage, religion, medicine, health care
Mary Ellen Sheets (b. 1940) 2014 Founder of Two Men and a Truck moving company [11]
Lou Anna Kimsey Simon (b. 1947) 2016 Education, women's rights [31]
Mary P. Sinclair (1918–2011) 1990 Environment
Jessie Pharr Slaton (1908–1983) 1984 Education
Leta Snow (1880–1980) 2008 Music
Mary C. Spencer (1842–1923) 1984 Education
Debbie Stabenow Debbie Stabenow, official portrait 2.jpg (b. 1950) 2005 Politics
Bernice Steadman (1925–2015) 2003 Mercury 13 astronaut
Martha Jean Steinberg (1927–2000) 1998 Journalism
Lucille Farrier Stickel Portrait of Lucille Farrier Stickel.jpg (1915–2007) 2014 Environmentalist; first woman to direct a major Federal laboratory [11]
Dora Hall Stockman (1872–1948) 2006 Agriculture, education, politics
Lucinda Hinsdale Stone (1814–1900) 1983 Women's rights
Sylvia M. Stoesser (1901–1991) 1992 Math, science
Kathleen N. Straus (b. 1923) 2000 Civil rights
Mary Chase Perry Stratton (1867–1961) 1986 Arts
Sharon E. Sutton (b. 1941) 1997 Architecture
Edith Mays Swanson (1934–1989) 1991 Civil rights, education
Betty Tableman (b. 1922) 2009 Mental health
Helen Hornbeck Tanner (1916–2011) 2006 History, Native American rights
Merze Tate (1905–1996) 1990 Education
Helen Thomas Helen Thomas - USNWR.jpg (1920–2013) 1986 Journalism
Marlo Thomas (b. 1937) 2009 Community service, entertainment, women's rights
Ruth Thompson Ruth Thompson.jpg (1887–1970) 1998 Law
Lucy Thurman (1849–1918) 1992 Civil rights
Caroline Thrun (1897–1983) 2005 Law
Lily Tomlin LilyTomlinSept2011.jpg (b. 1939) 1998 Entertainment
Sojourner Truth Sojourner Truth 01.jpg (1797–1883) 1983 Abolition
Mary Francilene Van de Vyver (1941–2001) 2008 Education, religion
Bertha Van Hoosen (1863–1952) 1984 Medicine, health care
Delia Villegas Vorhauer (1940–1992) 1990 Hispanic civil rights [32]
Charleszetta Waddles (1912–2001) 1992 Missionary
Margaret Sellers Walker (b. 1935) 2005 Environment, human resources
Sippie Wallace (1898–1986) 1993 Music
Maggie Walz (1861–1927) 2015 Finnish immigrant who used her subsequent education and business expertise to establish a Finnish colony in Drummond Township [33]
Jacquelin E. Washington (b. 1931) 1995 Missionary
Elizabeth Weaver (1941–2015) 2005 Law
Josephine Stern Weiner (1912–2000) 2001 Volunteerism
Elizabeth Wetzel 2017 First female Design Director for General Motors [7]
Edna Noble White (1879–1954) 1993 Education
Marina von Neumann Whitman (b. 1935–) 2013 Vice president of Public Affairs at General Motors
Kathleen Wilbur (b. 1953) 2007 Education, government
Serena Williams Serena Williams Madrid 2014.jpg (b. 1981) 2012 Tennis; youngest inductee
Charlotte Wilson (1854–1914) 2016 Art, civil rights, education, suffrage, women's rights [34]
Matilda Dodge Wilson (1883–1967) 1997 Philanthropist, politics
Pamela Withrow (b. 1948) 2003 Law enforcement
Joan Luedders Wolfe (b. 1929) 1996 Environment
Myra Wolfgang (1914 –1976) 2015 Labor leader, women's rights activist [35]
Woman's Hospital Association (Charter Members) 2007 Health care
Irene Clark Woodman (1905–1994) 1993 Military
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 [36]
Cynthia Yao (b. 1940) 2005 Museum studies
Clarissa M. Young (1922–1979) 2000 Law enforcement
Ruth Zweifler (b. 1930) 2003 Education

References[edit]

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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. 

External links[edit]

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