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National Women's Hall of Fame Welcomes New Inductees

Sep 17, 2017

The National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls celebrated their 2017 Induction Weekend this past weekend. 10 women were inducted at a ceremony on the campus of New York State Chiropractic College on Saturday including athlete and actor Aimee Mullins.


“These women of the Hall were the first at something and often the best at something. Every one of these women is being honored because of the impact they made on this country and beyond. They’ve all changed the way things are done. The offered a new voice, a new perspective on the societal conversation within their fields, which helped to create a paradigm shift outside their fields. These women are innovators.”

 

Three of the women were inducted posthumously including author, Congresswoman and Ambassador Clare Booth Luce whose award was accepted on her behalf by her granddaughter Clare Luce Abbey.

 

 

“This got me wondering, why is it that some achievements in the case of the work of Dr. Janet Rowley, Lorraine Hansberry, and Clare Booth Luce remain relevant so long after they’re gone. It’s almost spooky how relevant.”

 

Other inductees included mentoring and former New York State First Lady Matilda Raffa Cuomo, animal sciences pioneer Dr. Temple Grandin, philanthropist and entrepreneur Victoria Jackson, film studio executive Sherry Lansing, retired Marine Corps Lieutenant General Carol Mutter, and chef and food activist Alice Waters.

The weekend’s events and festivities were held in celebration of the 100-year anniversary of women’s right to vote in New York.