2016 Iowa Women's Hall of Fame Ceremony
Saturday, August 20, 2016 (free and open to the public)
State of Iowa Historical Building
600 E. Locust, Des Moines
Not enough people are aware of the extent of Women's contributions to society, whether past or present. To highlight Women's heritage and recognize their contributions, the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women (ICSW) established the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame in 1975. 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.
2016 Iowa Women's Hall of Fame
Reception and Celebration
Please join the Friends of ICSW in celebrating the achievements of the 2016 Iowa Women's Hall of Fame honorees at a reception immediately following the ceremony! The reception will provide a wonderful opportunity to enjoy time with friends, family and others who wish to share in this special day with the honorees.
Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame 2016 Inductees
Grace Amemiya (Ames)—Nurse, Advocate for Peace and Justice
Angela Connolly (Des Moines)—Polk County Supervisor, Central Iowa Leader
Dr. Michele Devlin (Cedar Falls)—Professor, Public Health Advocate
Viola Gibson (Formerly of Cedar Rapids; deceased)—Iowa Civil Rights Leader
The women inducted into the Hall of Fame have made a major impact on the lives of others and helped to elevate the status of women in our state, our nation, and, in some cases, around the world.