The 2024 Women's Hall of Fame

The Commission for Women recognizes and honors the contributions and achievements of outstanding women and girls during an annual Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony. After a multi-year break, this signature celebration is returning. 


2024 Women’s Hall of Fame

Induction and Awards Ceremony

May 1, 2024

The 2024 Women’s Hall of Fame award categories are listed below:

  • Gender and Race Equity, recognizing those who help address disparities across race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation.
  • Economic Equity: recognizing those who help create or support economic opportunities and resources that enable women and girls to thrive in our community, including but not limited to workplace equity, affordability, housing, childcare, and non-discrimination.
  • Health & Safety: recognizing those who advocate for the safety and security of women and girls, including but not limited to providing services and/or support for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and trafficking; or those who advocate for women and girls’ mental and physical well-being, including but not limited to access to quality and affordable healthcare, menstrual equity, maternal mortality, reproductive and sexual health, and overcoming impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Lifetime Achievement, recognizing those who demonstrate repeated outstanding achievements and recognition beyond their work profession for contributions of lasting impact in advancing equity for women and girls.


Below is a list of all the outstanding women honored since 2011. Thank you for your efforts and many contributions to our community!


Yvonne Espinoza - Gender and Race Equity 

Lourdes Zuniga - Economic Equity 

Darlene Lanham - Health and Safety 

Martha Cotera - Lifetime Achievement 


Gigi Edwards Bryant

Jeanne Goka

Celia Israel

Sarah Weddington (1945 - 2021)


Robbie Ausley

Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette

Jane Claire Hervey

Ann Howard

Patsy Woods Martin

Jill Ramirez


Montserrat Garibay

Jackie Goodman

MariBen Ramsey


Olga Campos-Benz

Dorothy Richter

Kelly White


Lulu Flores

Carol Keeton

Honorable Harriet Murphy

Janis Pinnelli


Nora Comstock

Shudde Fath (1916-2022)

Willie Mae Kirk (1921 - 2013)

Bettie Naylor (1927 – 2012)


Jody Conradt

Bertha Means (1920 - 2021)