All 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 2017 inductees are:
- Robbie Ausley
- Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette
- Jane Claire Hervey
- Ann Howard
- Patsy Woods Martin
- Jill Ramirez
You can learn more about the 2017 inductees by clicking here.
“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.
The 2017 inductees join those of previous years: Montserrat Garibay, Jackie Goodman, Mariben Ramsey, 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.