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You're Invited to join us TONIGHT! Thursday, October 26, 2023, @ 6 PM The Bushnell, in Hartford, CT, to celebrate our 30...
10/26/2023

You're Invited to join us TONIGHT! Thursday, October 26, 2023, @ 6 PM The Bushnell, in Hartford, CT, to celebrate our 30th anniversary and Women Who Build! To learn more about this inspiring event, visit https://ow.ly/rfzX50PKchs. Purchase Your tickets TODAY!

A special thank you to our bronze sponsors! Please join us on Thursday, October 26, 2023, @ 6 PM The Bushnell, in Hartfo...
10/25/2023

A special thank you to our bronze sponsors! Please join us on Thursday, October 26, 2023, @ 6 PM The Bushnell, in Hartford, CT, to celebrate our 30th anniversary and Women Who Build! To learn more about this inspiring event, visit https://ow.ly/rfzX50PKchs. Purchase Your tickets TODAY! Post University Medtronic Pullman & Comley, LLC Southern Connecticut State University Tilcon Connecticut UConn The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

A special thank you to our bronze sponsors! Join us on Thursday, October 26, 2023, @ 6 PM The Bushnell, in Hartford, CT,...
10/24/2023

A special thank you to our bronze sponsors! Join us on Thursday, October 26, 2023, @ 6 PM The Bushnell, in Hartford, CT, to celebrate our 30th anniversary and Women Who Build! To learn more about this inspiring event, visit https://ow.ly/rfzX50PKchs. Purchase Your tickets TODAY! Elm City Communities/Housing Authority of New Haven The Glendower Group The Ethel Walker School Eversource Energy KBE Building Corporation Liberty Bank &T Bank

A special thank you to our bronze sponsors! Join us on Thursday, October 26, 2023, @ 6 PM The Bushnell, in Hartford, CT,...
10/23/2023

A special thank you to our bronze sponsors! Join us on Thursday, October 26, 2023, @ 6 PM The Bushnell, in Hartford, CT, to celebrate our 30th anniversary and Women Who Build! To learn more about this inspiring event, visit https://ow.ly/rfzX50PKchs. Purchase Your tickets TODAY! Athletic Brewing Company ConnectiCare

A special thank-you to our Women Who Build  30Th Induction Ceremony media sponsor, The Hartford Courant! For tickets, vi...
10/22/2023

A special thank-you to our Women Who Build 30Th Induction Ceremony media sponsor, The Hartford Courant! For tickets, visit https://ow.ly/rfzX50PKchs. Hartford Courant

You're Invited to join us on Thursday, October 26, 2023, @ 6PM at The Bushnell in Hartford, CT, to celebrate our 30th an...
10/21/2023

You're Invited to join us on Thursday, October 26, 2023, @ 6PM at The Bushnell in Hartford, CT, to celebrate our 30th anniversary and Women Who Build! To learn more about this inspiring event and our 4 new Inductees, visit https://www.cwhf.org/2023-induction-ceremony. Purchase Your tickets TODAY!

A special thank-you to our Women Who Build Induction Ceremony Silver Sponsors. For tickets, visit https://ow.ly/rfzX50PK...
10/21/2023

A special thank-you to our Women Who Build Induction Ceremony Silver Sponsors. For tickets, visit https://ow.ly/rfzX50PKchs. Bank of America The Hartford MahoneySabol, CPAs and Advisors Pelli Clarke & Partners Pfizer

A special thank-you to our Women Who Build Induction Ceremony Silver Sponsors: For tickets, visit https://ow.ly/rfzX50PK...
10/20/2023

A special thank-you to our Women Who Build Induction Ceremony Silver Sponsors: For tickets, visit https://ow.ly/rfzX50PKchs. Philip Morris International Robinson+Cole Webster Bank , Wiggin and Dana, and Roslyn Miller Meyer & Jerome Meyer Foundation

A special thank-you to our Women Who Build Induction Ceremony Gold Sponsors: CT Public, Loureiro, and Stanley Black & De...
10/19/2023

A special thank-you to our Women Who Build Induction Ceremony Gold Sponsors: CT Public, Loureiro, and Stanley Black & Decker. For tickets, visit https://ow.ly/rfzX50PKchs. Connecticut Public Loureiro Engineering Associates, Inc. Stanley Black & Decker

You're Invited to join us on Thursday, October 26, 2023, @ 6 PM The Bushnell, in Hartford, CT, to celebrate our 30th ann...
10/18/2023

You're Invited to join us on Thursday, October 26, 2023, @ 6 PM The Bushnell, in Hartford, CT, to celebrate our 30th anniversary and Women Who Build! To learn more about this inspiring event, visit https://ow.ly/rfzX50PKchs. Purchase Your tickets TODAY!

The new Women in Sports talk chronicles the history of Women in Sports from the early Olympics to modern day. Since the ...
10/17/2023

The new Women in Sports talk chronicles the history of Women in Sports from the early Olympics to modern day. Since the passing of Title IX in 1972, many individuals have fought to give women and girls equal access to athletics teams and facilities. Our trailblazing inductees have played numerous sports, coached diverse teams, and mentored countless athletes. This talk highlights nine remarkable women, including our 2022 inductees Suzy Whaley, Cora Lee Bentley Radcliffe, Jennifer Rizzotti, and Lhakpa Sherpa. Follow the link below to book one of our Talks on The Road! https://ow.ly/4W3k50PPnoW

Let's celebrate Women Who Build! Join us on October 26 @ 6 PM for an unforgettable night as we induct Lisa Cortes, Laura...
10/16/2023

Let's celebrate Women Who Build! Join us on October 26 @ 6 PM for an unforgettable night as we induct Lisa Cortes, Laura Cruickshank, Carla Squatrito and Regina Winters-Toussaint and honor those who helped build the Hall 30 years ago! Tickets on sale @ https://www.cwhf.org/2023-induction-ceremony

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we'd like to highlight our 1994 Inductee, Maria Colón Sanchez,  la Madrina (the god...
10/13/2023

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we'd like to highlight our 1994 Inductee, Maria Colón Sanchez, la Madrina (the godmother) of the Hartford Puerto Rican community, who was an advocate for bilingual education in public schools and the first Hispanic woman elected to the Connecticut General Assembly! Learn more @ https://ow.ly/ner950PTxMx Educate! Inspire!

October is a month to celebrate Italian-American heritage in the U.S. and the achievements and contributions of Italian ...
10/11/2023

October is a month to celebrate Italian-American heritage in the U.S. and the achievements and contributions of Italian immigrants and their descendants. In honor of this, we are highlighting CWHF 1994 Inductee Ella Tambussi Grasso (1919-1981). Ella was born in Windsor Locks to Italian immigrants. In 1974, when Ella was elected governor of Connecticut, she became the nation’s first female Governor. Educate! Learn! Inspire! To learn more about Ella and our other amazing inductees @ http://ow.ly/VCMF50LaiVz

Celebrating Indigeneity and women's empowerment in Connecticut on this Indigenous Peoples' Day, let's take a moment to h...
10/09/2023

Celebrating Indigeneity and women's empowerment in Connecticut on this Indigenous Peoples' Day, let's take a moment to honor the tribal nations and recognize the ancient wisdom and strength that have helped shape our state today! Educate! Inspire!

Attention teachers, science and history buffs! Check out our latest lesson plan on CWHF 2008 inductee Barbara McClintock...
10/08/2023

Attention teachers, science and history buffs! Check out our latest lesson plan on CWHF 2008 inductee Barbara McClintock at https://ow.ly/80Sj50PTvwn Thank-you to the CT Humanities for your partnership and support of our educational programs. Connecticut Humanities

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we'd like to highlight our 2021 Inductee, Kica Matos, an advocate, community organi...
10/06/2023

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we'd like to highlight our 2021 Inductee, Kica Matos, an advocate, community organizer, and lawyer who has been a national advocate for immigration reform, Learn more @ https://www.cwhf.org/inductee-kica-matos Educate! Inspire!

10/06/2023

Happy Birthday to Olympic Gold Medalist, sports broadcaster, advocate for women's health and transformer of women's basketball at UCONN and afar, our 2016 CWHF inductee Rebecca Lobo! To learn more about Rebecca, visit https://ow.ly/rhrk50PTqNR Educate! Inspire! UConn Women's Basketball

Happy   to all the amazing teachers out there who are helping shape our future! You Educate and Inspire!Explore our FREE...
10/05/2023

Happy to all the amazing teachers out there who are helping shape our future! You Educate and Inspire!

Explore our FREE resources for all educators that bring women's history into classrooms everywhere at https://www.cwhf.org/educational-programs/lesson-plans

Congratulations to Katalin Kariko on her Nobel Prize in Medicine!
10/04/2023

Congratulations to Katalin Kariko on her Nobel Prize in Medicine!

You're Invited to join us on Thursday, October 26, 2023, @ 6PM The Bushnell in Hartford, CT to celebrate our 30th annive...
10/04/2023

You're Invited to join us on Thursday, October 26, 2023, @ 6PM The Bushnell in Hartford, CT to celebrate our 30th anniversary and Women Who Build! To learn more about this inspiring event visit https://ow.ly/Xteg50PKchr. Purchase Your tickets TODAY!

 honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we'd like to highlight our 2016 Inductee, Rebecca Lobo, whose powerful presence, both...
09/29/2023

honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we'd like to highlight our 2016 Inductee, Rebecca Lobo, whose powerful presence, both on and off the court, transformed women’s basketball. Rebecca is also an Olympic Gold Medalist and a respected sports broadcaster who has used her influence to promote health and wellness. Learn more @ https://ow.ly/hlOo50PPl8v

You're Invited to join us on Thursday, October 26, 2023, @ 6PM at The Bushnell in Hartford, CT, to celebrate our 30th an...
09/26/2023

You're Invited to join us on Thursday, October 26, 2023, @ 6PM at The Bushnell in Hartford, CT, to celebrate our 30th anniversary and Women Who Build! To learn more about this inspiring event visit https://www.cwhf.org/2023-induction-ceremony. Purchase Your tickets TODAY!

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Thank-you to the General Federation of Women's Clubs of Connecticut for hosting our 300 Years of  Remarkable Women talk....
09/25/2023

Thank-you to the General Federation of Women's Clubs of Connecticut for hosting our 300 Years of Remarkable Women talk. This talk was attended by over 100 women from the New England Region Conference. To book an inspirational talk for your group or company, go to https://www.cwhf.org/what-we-do/exhibits-and-talks/talks-on-the-road GFWC

On this day in HERstory,  September 23, 1957: “The Little Rock Nine” bravely desegregated Little Rock Central High Schoo...
09/23/2023

On this day in HERstory, September 23, 1957: “The Little Rock Nine” bravely desegregated Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, when they were finally able to enter the school under federal protection and authority made possible by the 1954 US Supreme Court ruling Brown v. Board of Education. Our 1998 Inductee, Constance Baker Motley, was an attorney for the nine students. Learn more @ https://www.cwhf.org/inductees/constance-baker-motley. To visit the Motley Preserve and hike the Little Rock Nine Trail, visit http://www.chesterlandtrust.org/motley-preserve---the-ct-freedom-trail.html

Connecticut Freedom Trail

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we'd like to highlight our 1994 Inductee, Edna Negron Rosario. Edna is an educator,...
09/22/2023

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we'd like to highlight our 1994 Inductee, Edna Negron Rosario. Edna is an educator, Principal, and community organizer who established the nation's first family resource center and school-based health clinic. Learn more about Edna @ https://ow.ly/1Tul50PNYUh

09/21/2023

Today, we wish our 1994 Inductee, Jody Cohen, a Happy Birthday. In 1984, Jody was appointed Associate Rabbi to the Congregation Beth Israel in West Harford, CT, becoming the first woman in CT to serve a synagogue in that position. To learn more, book our talk CT Remarkable Jewish Women at https://ow.ly/ysjb50PO2gh

You're Invited to join us on Thursday, October 26, 2023, @ 6 PM The Bushnell in Hartford, CT, to celebrate our 30th anni...
09/20/2023

You're Invited to join us on Thursday, October 26, 2023, @ 6 PM The Bushnell in Hartford, CT, to celebrate our 30th anniversary and Women Who Build! To learn more about this inspiring event, visit https://ow.ly/rfzX50PKchs. Purchase Your tickets TODAY!

Today, we commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.  Since thirty-nine men and zero women ...
09/17/2023

Today, we commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. Since thirty-nine men and zero women signed the Constitution, we feel it is essential to recognize the women who were advocating for women's rights behind the scenes. Former First Lady Abigail Adams was a strong advocate for women's rights and famously wrote a letter to her husband, John Adams, urging him and other members of the Continental Congress to "Remember the Ladies." At the Hall, it is part of our mission to honor the achievements of women by celebrating their legacies and telling their powerful stories. We even have a unique educational program dedicated to our Founding Mothers! Learn more about what we do @ https://ow.ly/H4jE50PMeUK, and to read the letter in full, visit https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Adams/04-01-02-0241

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Adams National Historical Park Constitution Day

Today is the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month! Every year from September 15th through October 15th, we celebrate the...
09/15/2023

Today is the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month! Every year from September 15th through October 15th, we celebrate the contributions made to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States by people of Latin American descent. www.cwhf.org

Happy Birthday to our fantastic Inductee, Donna Lopiano! Donna was the former CEO of the Women's Sports Foundation and a...
09/11/2023

Happy Birthday to our fantastic Inductee, Donna Lopiano! Donna was the former CEO of the Women's Sports Foundation and an incredible champion for Title IX! Learn more about Donna at https://www.cwhf.org/inductees/donna-lopiano

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The next stop on our Heritage Trail is the Martha Parsons Home, located in Enfield, CT. Martha A. Parsons was Connecticu...
09/08/2023

The next stop on our Heritage Trail is the Martha Parsons Home, located in Enfield, CT. Martha A. Parsons was Connecticut's first female business executive to earn her position by merit. The museum features many antiques and art that have been there since before her death, including the famous George Washington Memorial Wallpaper. The museum is free and open to the public. Learn more @ https://ow.ly/KTXi50PGsBf and visit all of our CT Women's Heritage Trail stops @ https://www.cwhf.org/heritage-trail Enfield Historical Society Inc

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Today! 10:15am Anne Garrels, Author, Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame Inductee and Former NPR Senior Foreign Correspondent will join us to talk about her book, Putin's Country: A Journey into the Real Russia and upcoming webinar: STAND WITH UKRAINE. 10:30am Vicki Volper, JD, LLM Attorney & Mediator will tell us about being part of World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21 and Week April 15 -21 Global. 11:30am, Wayne Winston is here for our weekly conversation on race. TUNE IN: WICC600 CALL IN: 203-333-9422
Thank you, PAFA The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts! Just thinking about how thrilled Laura Wheeler Waring would be to see a book about her in the gift shop of the school where she studied to become the great artist that she was -- a school that also honors her by displaying her paintings in their collection. Illustrated by the great Felicia Marshall Creston Books Lerner Publishing Group Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame National Women's History Museum National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute Washington Library Association National Council for the Social Studies Publisher Spotlight
Thank you, Susan Webb for talking with me about BEAUTIFUL SHADES OF BROWN, THE ART OF LAURA WHEELER WARING! I hope her story will challenge children to think of their own gifts and how they can use them to make a difference. Illustrated by Felicia Marshall. Creston Books Lerner Publishing Group National Council for the Social Studies PAFA The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame National Women's History Museum Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Check out Gabi Coatsworth's memoir, Love's Journey Home, being launched/released May 7, 2022 (so clever!) They were married (the first time on May 7, 1983). https://gabicoatsworth.com/
Check it out, help her market this wonderful book, and "read an exclusive story about setting up home in 1983 with an impulse buyer - not necessarily as easy as it sounds…"

Jay and I were married for the first time on May 7, 1983. (That's why the launch date for the memoir is May 7,2022!) Here's a story that isn't in the book. We weren't able to set up home until June, and when we did, we had almost no furniture. Click below to find out what we did…
Tomorrow night, Wed. March 30th at 7pm via Zoom, learn about: "Powerful Voices: CT Women Changing Democracy"!

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/powerful-voices-connecticut-women-changing-democracy-virtual-lecture-tickets-288100625727

Presentation by Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame
Hosted by Norwalk Historical Society & League of Women Voters - Norwalk, CT
Did you know Connecticut has a Women’s Heritage Trail? The trail includes 15 stops at visitable places that tell the stories of some of Connecticut’s finest. Start exploring!

https://www.cwhf.org/heritage-trail

Map credit: Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame
It’s and today we celebrate Constance Baker Motley, of New Haven, the first Black woman to serve as a federal judge and the first Black woman elected to the New York State Senate. During her distinguished legal career and life as a civil-rights pioneer, she tried and won numerous civil-rights cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and represented luminaries including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Check out her fascinating profile on the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame website: www.cwhf.org/inductees/constance-baker-motley and this exhibit at the Yale Law Library https://campuspress.yale.edu/writinglaw/.

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Thank you, The Morning Bell recommending BEAUTIFUL SHADES OF BROWN, THE ART OF LAURA WHEELER WARING for ! Illustrated by Felicia Marshall Creston Books Lerner Publishing Group Helaine Becker's books Suzanne Buckingham Slade, Leah Henderson, Sigal Samuel, Ruth Behar, Dow Phumiruk Ng, your books are on this list, too! Rep. Chris Rabb PAFA The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame
It’s and today we celebrate Augusta Louis Troup, a pioneering labor leader and education activist! She founded the Women’s Typographical Union of New York and the first women to hold office in the all-male International Typographical Union. When she moved to New Haven she helped found a newspaper advocating for women and minorities! Check out this great video on Troup produced by the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame!
www.cwhf.org/inductees/augusta-lewis-troup.
Connecticut project coordinator for the National Collaborative for Women's History Sites (NCWHS), Joanie DiMartino, will discuss the National Votes for Women Trail (NVWT), on Thursday, March 17, 2022, from 12:00 PM -1:00 PM. The NCWHS created the NVWT online database project to document the suffrage campaign in every part of the United States. This virtual repository saves the stories of the women and men who fought to give an equal voice to all citizens. In partnership with the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, the NVWT is currently installing approximately 250 roadside markers in towns across the country to share the little-known stories of the fight for the vote.
Please register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/.../tZAkc...
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the program.
This program will be posted to the Connecticut State Library’s page, after the live event
Did you know that our organization is named after Connecticut's official State Heroine, Prudence Crandall? This Women's History Month, we invite you to learn more about Crandall's work and legacy from our friends at Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame.
For , we are highlighting a Creative Places person, author Ann Petry! Born Anna Houston Lane in 1908, Ann was raised in Old Saybrook. She attended New Haven’s Connecticut College of Pharmacy (now UConn School of Pharmacy) and returned to Old Saybrook after graduation to work in her family’s pharmacy. In 1938, Ann married George David Petry and the two moved to New York City where she worked in journalism, including the Harlem newspapers the Amsterdam News and the People’s Voice. In 1946 she published her first novel, “The Street.” The book, depicting life in Harlem in the 1940s, was a bestseller and earned Ann the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship.

In 1947 Ann and her husband returned to Old Saybrook where she continued to write, publishing two more novels, “Country Place” (1947) and “The Narrows” (1953) as well as short stories and books for children. She also lectured widely throughout the United States. Ann resided at her Old Saybrook home until her death in 1997.

Ann lived in multiple Old Saybrook houses, all noted and described at https://connecticutcreativeplaces.org/people/petry-ann-lane, but her first home, 2 Pennywise Lane, was the apartment above a notable Connecticut resident’s business. Check back next week for the rest of the story!

For more information:

https://www.cwhf.org/inductees/ann-petry
https://connecticutcreativeplaces.org/people/petry-ann-lane

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1. Ann Petry photographed by Carl Van Vechten, November 12, 1948, Yale University Library-Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

2.Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame