Because of recent developments with COVID-19, the Iowa Department of Human Rights and the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women have decided to extend the deadline for the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame and Cristine Wilson Medal for Equality and Justice to May 1, 2020 to give nominators more time to work on nominations.Questions?
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New Historic Marker Program Celebrates Women’s Suffrage History in United States
The Iowa Suffrage Centennial Commemoration Committee, the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation® Partner to Launch Marker Grant Program Supporting the National Votes for Women… Read More
The Iowa Department of Human Rights' Office on the Status of Women and the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women would like to take this time to recognize and honor those we have lost over the last several months. We would like to pay tribute to the legacy these women have left behind and all of the work those they have influenced will continue to do for Iowans.Iowa Women's Hall of Fame… Read More
The 2017 Iowa Women's Hall of Fame ceremony has been relocated to the following location:
Staplin Performing Arts Center (auditorium)
Valley High School
3650 Woodland Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50266
The ceremony will still begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 26th. A reception (free and open to the public) will follow the ceremony in the lobby… Read More
The Iowa Department of Human Rights' Office on the Status of Women (Iowa Commission on the Status of Women) proudly accepted a 2016 Achievement Award from the National Association of Commissions for Women in late July for its collaborative work during Pay Equity Week in 2016 with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the U.S. Department of Labor's Women… Read More
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:Grace Amemiya (Ames)—Nurse, Advocate for Peace and JusticeAngela Connolly (Des Moines)—Polk County Supervisor, Central Iowa LeaderDr. Michele Devlin (Cedar Falls)—… Read More