San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame

San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame The Women's Hall of Fame is an annual induction ceremony the recognizes five women from San Diego whose actions and accomplishments have made a difference
An annual event at which 5 local women are inducted into the Women's Hall of Fame at a sit-down dinner.
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The Women's Hall of Fame is an annual induction ceremony the recognizes five women from San Diego whose actions and accomplishments have visibly made a difference for women in the community. The five women honored every year will be remembered for their efforts in a Hall of Fame exhibit housed at the Women's Museum of California. The annual induction ceremony is also a forum for coalition building between the four co-hosts and dozens of women's organizations representing San Diego's diverse population. HISTORY In 2001, the four co-hosts of the San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame organized the first Hall of Fame event to honor and acknowledge women who have made outstanding volunteer contributions and significantly added to the quality of life in San Diego County. The purpose of the annual induction of women into the Hall of Fame is to make women's actions and accomplishments visible in San Diego. CO-HOSTS The Women's Museum of California seeks to educate and inspire present and future generations about the experiences and contributions of women through collecting, preserving and interpreting the evidence of that experience. The museum also has an extensive reference library, archive and collection to assist in research throughout the community. The Commission on the Status of Women, established in 1975, studies and advises the Board of Supervisors on the needs and problems of women to eliminate the practice of discrimination and prejudice on the basis of gender. San Diego State University Department of Women's Studies, the nation's first women's studies department, established in 1970, offers a BA, MA and Post Baccalaureate Certificate. It has a reputation for excellence in curriculum, faculty, community involvement, and international scholarly liaisons. The Women's Center, University of California, San Diego provides education and support on gender issues affecting UCSD and general communities. The Center advances women's intellectual, professional, and personal goals to increase awareness of issues affecting women and men.

Mission: To acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of local women

San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame's cover photo
02/03/2020

San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame's cover photo

San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame's cover photo
02/03/2020

San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame's cover photo

Nominations for the 2020 #WomensHallOfFame are still open. Til December 31. Easy women’sUse www.womensmuseumca.org
12/29/2019
Women's Museum of California

Nominations for the 2020 #WomensHallOfFame are still open. Til December 31. Easy women’s
Use www.womensmuseumca.org

The Women's Museum of Californis is dedicated toInspiring current and future generations through the accomplishments and contributions of women in history and women today.

San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame's cover photo
12/17/2019

San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame's cover photo

San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame's cover photo
10/22/2019

San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame's cover photo

Mark your calendars for the 2020 San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.  March 15, 2pm at the Jacobs ...
10/22/2019
San Diego Women's Hall of Fame

Mark your calendars for the 2020 San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. March 15, 2pm at the Jacobs Center.

And send in your nomination for a woman deserving of recognition in this Hall of Fame. Nominations open until Dec. 31. Simply fill in the form here: https://www.sandiegowomenshalloffame.org/

The Women's Hall of Fame is an annual induction ceremony the recognizes five women from San Diego whose actions and accomplishments have visibly made a difference for women in the community.

Congrats to Lilia Garcia, Ruth Goldschmiedova Sax , Colleen O’Harra, Bridget Wilson, and Dr. Dorothy Smith. Thank you to...
03/04/2019

Congrats to Lilia Garcia, Ruth Goldschmiedova Sax , Colleen O’Harra, Bridget Wilson, and Dr. Dorothy Smith. Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate these extraordinary women in our community.

Congratulations to this year’s inductees of the San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame.

Do you know a woman in San Diego who has made a positive difference in her community? Nominate her to be inducted into t...
11/06/2018

Do you know a woman in San Diego who has made a positive difference in her community? Nominate her to be inducted into the San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame: http://bit.ly/2NB1dyQ

Do you know a #SanDiego woman who has made positive difference in her community? Nominate them for the San Diego County ...
10/16/2018
San Diego Women's Hall of Fame | Nominate

Do you know a #SanDiego woman who has made positive difference in her community? Nominate them for the San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame: bit.ly/2NB1dyQ

Nominate a woman who has made a positive impact in San Diego

Today, The United States Postal Service honors astronaut Sally Ride with a Forever Stamp. Ride was inducted into the San...
05/23/2018

Today, The United States Postal Service honors astronaut Sally Ride with a Forever Stamp. Ride was inducted into the San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame in 2006, learn more about her here: http://bit.ly/2s0YF0K

Congratulations to Nellie Andrade, Janice Martinelli, Jerrilyn Malana, Fahari Jeffers, Carol Jahnkow, and Dede Alpert fo...
03/19/2018

Congratulations to Nellie Andrade, Janice Martinelli, Jerrilyn Malana, Fahari Jeffers, Carol Jahnkow, and Dede Alpert for being inducted into the San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame this afternoon.

Nominate a woman for the 2018 San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame today! Learn more here: https://goo.gl/FjJsmd
12/27/2017

Nominate a woman for the 2018 San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame today! Learn more here: https://goo.gl/FjJsmd

You have 1 month from today to nominate a woman for the 2018 San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame! https://goo.gl/uzidV...
12/15/2017
Nominate A Woman Today

You have 1 month from today to nominate a woman for the 2018 San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame! https://goo.gl/uzidVq

GENERAL INFORMATION There are 4 co-hosts of the San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame. They are: Women’s Museum of California, San Diego County Commission on the Status of Women, Women’s Studies Department, San Diego State University and The Women’s Center, University of California, San Dieg...

Hey, #SanDiego! Do you know a woman who has made a difference in their community? Nominate them for the San Diego County...
11/28/2017
Nominate A Woman Today

Hey, #SanDiego! Do you know a woman who has made a difference in their community? Nominate them for the San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame, deadline is January 15th: https://goo.gl/uzidVq

GENERAL INFORMATION There are 4 co-hosts of the San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame. They are: Women’s Museum of California, San Diego County Commission on the Status of Women, Women’s Studies Department, San Diego State University and The Women’s Center, University of California, San Dieg...

Women's Museum of California
09/26/2017

Women's Museum of California

Belle Jennings Benchley led the San Diego Zoo to an international showplace when she became the world’s first and only female zoo “directrix” in 1927.

For 26 years she was the manager, organizer, promoter, fundraiser, author, and an international leader in animal behavior and zoo administration. In 1925, she was a divorced former teacher needing support for herself and son. She was hired as the Zoo bookkeeper and began taking lunches in and around the zoo. When she found problems, she reported them, often to Zoo founder and Board President, Dr. Harry M. Wegeforth. In 1927, after four undesirable Zoo Managers, Wegeforth appointed Benchley Manager and Executive Secretary—the Zoo’s top position. “Go ahead and run the place,” he said, “you’re doing it anyway.” And she did, until her retirement in 1953. Benchley loved animals and wanted San Diegans to appreciate them. Learn more about Belle Benchley here: https://goo.gl/jxgCfm

San Diego History Center
08/26/2017

San Diego History Center

Congress designated August 26th as Women’s Equality Day in 1971, fifty-one years to the day after the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted women’s suffrage in 1920. Since then, the fight for intersectional women’s equality has persisted.

Activist, advocate, and educator, Gracia Molina de Pick, has championed this cause locally. Before moving to San Diego in 1957, she fought for women’s suffrage in Mexico. Later, while attending SDSU, her home became the meeting place for Chicana/o activism. As a faculty member, she founded the first Chicana/o Studies associate’s degree program at Mesa College and was a founder of UCSD’s Third College, now named Thurgood Marshall College. She has been affiliated with numerous organizations including the Mexican American Women’s National Association (MANA), National Women’s Political Caucus, National Council of La Raza, United Farm Workers, and Chicano Federation and is a founder of IMPACT, the Comision Femenil Mexicana Nacional, and the Association of Mexican-American Educators (AMAE).

Molina de Pick’s commitment to the community has been awarded at all levels, including the Points of Light, Chicano Federation’s Community Activist Award, Mesa College’s Teacher of the Year Award, and San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame.

#sandiegohistory #womensequalityday #womenshistory #womenshistorybecause

Happy Birthday, #SallyRide! Sally was the first American woman in space in 1983 and she was inducted into the San Diego ...
05/26/2017
Sally Ride

Happy Birthday, #SallyRide! Sally was the first American woman in space in 1983 and she was inducted into the San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame in 2007 under "Spirit of the Women's Hall of Fame" category. https://goo.gl/q1oK4A

At 27, with B.A., B.S. and master’s degrees, Ride was a Ph.D. candidate looking for post-doctoral work in astrophysics when she read in the Stanford University paper about NASA’s call for astronauts. More than 8,000 men and women applied to the space program that year, and 35 individuals, including…

“She really embodied what the spirit of the Hall of Fame was and that’s somebody who gives back to their community. Base...
05/02/2017
Alice ‘Lefty’ Hohlmayer remembered at Petco Park

“She really embodied what the spirit of the Hall of Fame was and that’s somebody who gives back to their community. Baseball never left her and she never left baseball,”

Last Saturday, San Diego celebrated the life of Alice "Lefty" Hohlmayer, All-American Girls Professional Baseball player, and 2005 San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame Inductee at Petco Park. : https://goo.gl/kurMN7

San Diegans Saturday celebrated the life of local Women's Hall of Famer Alice “Lefty” Hohlmayer McNaughton.

Women's Museum of California
04/20/2017
Women's Museum of California

Women's Museum of California

A public tribute for All-American Girls Professional Baseball Player and San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame Inductee, Alice "Lefty" McNaughton will take place at Petco Park on April 29th: https://goo.gl/DsXPnB

#TBT Clara Breed, was a beloved librarian for 42 years. She was inducted into the San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame ...
02/23/2017

#TBT Clara Breed, was a beloved librarian for 42 years. She was inducted into the San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame in 2007 for the impact she had on the children of San Diego whom she dearly loved.

During World War II, over 120,000 Japanese were forced from their homes and possessions and placed into internment camps; Breed was a children’s librarian. Outraged, she wrote in protest and sent books, clothing, and candy to children in the Japanese internment camps. She handed children pre-addressed, stamped postcards as they were shepherded onto trains, asking them to write her. She corresponded with hundreds of children, saving over 250 letters from them.

She visited camps, wrote journals and articles, and retained mementos of her moving Japanese-American friendships. “Dear Miss Breed,” all the letters to her began. Ted Hirasaki wrote her from Poston, Arizona, in 1942, “How are you? Thanks ever so much for the wonderful letter. (would you mind if I showed it to some friends?)… Life is beginning to settle down to the monotonous regularity that is truly depressing. People have gotten so that they don't leave their own block. Let alone leave their ‘home.’” In the 1990s Breed gave her historic collections to one of her former correspondents, who then donated them to the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. There, and on the Museum’s website, we can witness first-hand how one woman built bridges and made a difference to so many during a dark chapter in U.S. history.

This year six more amazing women from San Diego will be inducted into the Women's Hall of Fame. You can purchase tickets to the induction ceremony here: https://goo.gl/z6ZzIf

#Womenshistory #SanDiegoHistory #ClaraBreed

Women's Museum of California
02/10/2017

Women's Museum of California

Attention Women Business Owners: This year, the San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame will be hosting the First Annual Women’s Business Bazaar.

This is an opportunity for women-run businesses to share their products and services with a group actively gathered to support other women. The Hall of Fame ceremony typically attracts over 300 people.

We are looking for an assortment of women-run businesses- anything from jewelry and accessories; small home goods; and unique gifts and crafts; to services such as legal; consultancy; health and wellness; and beauty.

Start off #WomensHistoryMonth by celebrating six amazing women in #SanDiego: https://goo.gl/hmzmTy
02/09/2017
16TH ANNUAL WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY

Start off #WomensHistoryMonth by celebrating six amazing women in #SanDiego: https://goo.gl/hmzmTy

The Annual San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Reception honors women who have positively impacted San Diego County and the people who live here. Nominated by the community, six women will be recognized for their achievements and inducted into the San Diego County Women's Ha...

#TBT: Helen Hawkins was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005. She was a producer & host of KPBS humanities programs, a...
01/26/2017

#TBT: Helen Hawkins was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005. She was a producer & host of KPBS humanities programs, a historian, co-founder and first president of San Diego National Organization for Women, and publications director for the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation. She produced and appeared in more than 100 KPBS-TV programs. Hawkins was a historian whose inquisitive mind and work improved the lives of women in our community. In an effort to provide support and information to the women of San Diego, Helen became co-founder and first president of the local NOW. She furthered this work by serving on the Commission for Affirmative Action and Women's Rights, participated in the National Women's Caucus, and helped create Dimensions, a women's networking group.

Get your tickets to the 2017 San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony here: https://goo.gl/S1is7F

San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame's cover photo
01/19/2017

San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame's cover photo

RIP Lucy Killea.
01/19/2017
Women's Museum of California

RIP Lucy Killea.

"Lucy Killea, a former San Diego City Council member and state legislator whose independent streak put her famously at odds with the Catholic Church and her own political party, has died. She was 94.
From her work at the CIA and on Eleanor Roosevelt’s staff at the first United Nations General Assembly in 1946 to her early support of San Diego’s trolley and downtown redevelopment, she forged her own path in a political world largely dominated by men."

We at the Women's Museum are saddened by the passing of Lucy Killea. The Museum is honored to house a collection of Lucy's papers in our archives. She was inducted into the San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame in 2002: https://goo.gl/smfspk

San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame
01/10/2017

San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame

You still have time to nominate a woman for the 2016 San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame. Deadline for submission is O...
10/19/2015
Nominate A Woman Today

You still have time to nominate a woman for the 2016 San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame. Deadline for submission is October 31st. Nominations can be made online at http://womensmuseumca.org/hall-of-fame/nominate-woman-today

Nominations Nominations for each year must be sumbitted no later than October 31, the previous year. Nominations are ongoing during the year. Please download the Nomination Form and submit along with supplemental material by October 31.

10/16/2015

The 15th Annual San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame is underway... SAVE THE DATE... Sunday, March 6, at 2 pm at the Jacobs Family Center in San Diego.

12/05/2014

SAVE THE DATE. March 1 at 2 pm for 14th Annual Womens Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Details to follow.

12/04/2013

2014 Women's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner will be held March 28th at 5pm at Liberty station. Save the Date.

10/09/2013

Selections for the 2014 San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame will take place in two weeks. Nominations should all be in.

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