The City of Austin Commission for Women announced today the new inductees for the Austin Women’s Hall of Fame. These distinguished individuals will be honored at the induction reception and ceremony on March 2, 2016 at the City Hall Atrium, 201 W. 2nd St., Austin, TX. The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. and ceremony will follow at 6 p.m. Guest speakers for the event include: Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, Council Member District 9 and Julia Cuba-Lewis, Austin Commission for Women Chair. Also, representatives from the Austin City Council and Commission for Women will attend the event.
The new inductees for the Hall of Fame have 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 outstanding public or community service.
The new inductees are:
- Montserrat Garibay
- Jackie Goodman
- Mariben Ramsey
“The City of Austin’s Hall of Fame for Women represents an important honor for those women who have pioneered progress for other women,” said Julia Cuba-Lewis. “We are working to better represent those significant achievements by women for women and to inspire a generation of women who will continue to blaze new trails for women in economic and education equality.”
The Austin Commission for Women is an advisory body to the city council and city manager concerning the needs and problems of women in the Austin area.
The Women’s Hall of Fame inaugural year was 2011 and this is the fifth year for this event. These three women join previous inductees: 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.