The state wants to know about exceptional females in Florida. July 15th is the deadline to nominate someone for the 2005-2006 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame. Last year’s inductees included a NASA scientist and the first women to lead the National Rifle Association.
Anita Mitchell chairs the committee that narrows down the nominees.
“Even though it’s a lot of reading for my committee, the more nominees the better. And every year, we get more—which is wonderful. We narrow it down to 10. When you get to the last 50, it’s difficult. But, we narrow those down to ten and give those to the governor. He then picks three. The number one criteria is “what have they done beyond and above what they get paid for?”
Past inductees include household names like Gloria Estephan and Chris Evert. But, many of the inductees are not widely known. To nominate someone, visit the website of the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. It’s fcsw.net.
Thursday, 12 May 2005 01:00