The Iowa Department of Human Rights and the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women (ICSW) are excited to announce four remarkable women to be inducted into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame.
The 2016 Hall of Fame honorees are:
The ICSW established the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame in 1975 to highlight women's heritage and recognize their important contributions to society. Each year the ICSW and the Governor welcome four women into the Hall of Fame, paying tribute to them and setting them forth as role models for others. As of 2016, 168 women will have been inducted into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame.
The induction ceremony will take place Saturday, August 20, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. at the State Historical Building located at 600 E. Locust, Des Moines. The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception hosted by the Friends of the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women in the atrium of the State Historical Building.