East TN Women's Leadership Summit -
June 12, 2015;
Live. Learn. Lead.

  

The purpose of the Tennessee Women's Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor women who are exceptionally accomplished and have made outstanding, unique and lasting contributions to the economic, political, cultural well-being of Tennessee. These women have individually elevated the status of women and championed other women, women's issues, and served as advocates for issues important to women and families.

On October 17, 2010, the Tennessee Economic Council on Women officially inducted the first two members into the Tennessee Women's Hall of Fame; Jane Eskind and Martha Craig Daughtrey. The third member to be inducted was Pat Summitt June 17, 2011. Six more extraordinary women were inducted October 28, 2013.


Joy Bishop
was the first Air Force career woman to be appointed to the Senior Executive Service, the highest grade in the federal career employment system.
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Elizabeth Rona
Before immigrating to the United States, Elizabeth was the first woman to teach chemistry in any University in Hungary.

Lizzie Crozier French
founded the Knoxville Female Institute and the School of Elocution to further the education of women in the late 1800's.
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Janice M. Holder
the first female Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court and a founding member of the Tennessee Lawyer's Association for Women, has devoted much of her career to the elimination of domestic violence, the provision of services to impaired members of the legal profession, and access to justice for all people.
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Rosetta Miller Perry
is a Civil Rights activist and was an Equal Employment Opportunity Official during the 1960's in middle & west Tennessee.
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Rhea Seddon
is a former NASA astronaut, surgeon, educator and author. She has provided a female voice in the world of STEM education and male-centric careers.
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Zulfat Suara
has contributed to her community as a cultural role-model and activist.
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Carol Gardner Transou
is a community activist, a 1987 Tennessee Teacher of the Year, and our state's first Teacher-Scholar named by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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Margaret Behm
has taken up the charge to boldly address the needs of those who have fallen through the cracks of the judicial system.
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Dr. Wilsie S. Bishop
has been described as someone who makes success an attainable goal.
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Inez Crutchfield
is a Nashville resident with a long and storied history of breaking social and political barriers.
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Dr. Shirley Raines
served as President of the University of Memphis with a firm hand and a keen, sensitive eye.
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Becca Stevens
is a resident of Nashville who has led a path of righteousness for women and for society as a whole.
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Jocelyn Dan Wurzburg
has been active in efforts to reduce domestic violence and teen pregnancy through support for the YWCA, Girls Inc., the Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis and the Memphis Area Women's Council.
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Pat Summitt
has coached the Lady Vols basketball team for nearly four decades and kept it among the nation's elite programs.
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Jane Eskind
The first woman to win a statewide election in Tennessee, Jane G. Eskind commenced her activist career as lobbyist for the Tennessee League of Women Voters
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Martha Daughtrey
Martha Craig Daughtrey began her law career in private practice before joining the U.S. attorney's office as an Assistant U.S. Attorney.
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