Welcome to the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame Online.
Established in 1985 by the Maryland Commission for Women and the Women Legislators of Maryland, the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame seeks to honor Maryland women who have made unique and lasting contributions to the economic, political, cultural, and social life of the state and to provide visible models of achievement for tomorrow's female leaders.  Each year, an independent committee reviews nominations and selects up to five women for induction into the Hall of Fame.  These women are honored in an induction ceremony held during March, Women's History Month.  A plaque listing the names of the inductees is on display at the Maryland Women's Heritage Center in Baltimore.  Please select any inductee from the list below to view a biography and image as supplied by the Maryland Commission for Women.  For further information, where available, please follow the links to the Maryland State Archives biographical files.  These pages will be periodically updated as time and resources allow.

Click for Alphabetical List of Honorees

1985
 Margaret Brent
 Rachel Carson
 Rita C. Davidson
 Gladys Noon Spellman
 Harriet Ross Tubman
1986
 Lillie Carroll Jackson 
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton 
 Henrietta Szold 
 Jeannette Rosner Wolman
Hiltgunt Margret Zassenhaus, M.D.
1987
Clara Barton 
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper 
Juanita Jackson Mitchell 
Mary Shaw Shorb, Ph.D.
Helen Brooke Taussig, M.D.
1988
Barbara Ann Mikulski 
Sadie Kneller Miller 
Mary Eliza Risteau
Martha Carey Thomas 
Verda Freeman Welcome
1989
Bertha Sheppard Adkins
Eugenie Clark, Ph.D.
Lavinia Margaret Engle 
Lena King Lee 
Estelle R. Ramey, Ph.D.
1990
Lucille Maurer 
Enolia Pettigen McMillan 
Pauli Murray
Adele Hagner Stamp
Mary Lemist Titcomb
1991
Rita R. Colwell, Ph.D.
Mary Elizabeth Lange
Claire McCardell 
Bessie Moses, M.D.
Alta Schrock, Ph.D.
1992
Annie Armstrong 
Anna Ella Carroll 
Rose Kushner 
Margaret Collins Schweinhaut 
Carmen Delgado Votaw
1993
Rosalyn Blake Bell
Lucille Clifton
Elizabeth King Ellicott
Jean Spencer 
Martha Ellicott Tyson
1994
Rosalie Silber Abrams
Mary Elizabeth Banning 
Harriet Elizabeth Brown 
Constance A. Morella
Mary Adelaide Nutting
1995
Jill Moss Greenberg
Mary L. Nock 
Amanda Taylor Norris, M.D.
Nettie Barcroft Taylor
Euphemia Mary Goldsborough Willson
1996
Madeleine L. Ellicott
Ethel Llewellyn Ennis
Mary Digges Lee
Brigid G. Leventhal, M.D.
Barbara Robinson
1997
Diane L. Adams, M.D.
Sol del Ande Mendez Eaton
Catherine R. Gira, Ph.D.
Helen L. Koss
Rosa Ponselle
1998
Constance Ross Beims 
Mary Katherine Goddard 
Elaine Ryan Hedges
Mary Carter Smith
1999
Florence Riefle Bahr
Lillian C. Compton
Edith Houghton Hooker
Elizabeth Fran Johnson
Bernice Smith White
2000
Constance Urciolo Battle, M.D.
Lois Green Carr
Sonia Pressman Fuentes
Josephine Jacobsen
  Rosetta Stith, Ph.D.
2001
Kathleen Feeley, S.S.N.D.
Misbah Khan, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P.
Charmaine Krohe, S.S.N.D.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver 
Sandra W. Tomlinson, Ph.D.
2002
Mabel Houze Hubbard
Florence P. Kendall 
Mary Young Pickersgill
Lorraine Sheehan 
2003
Viriginia Walcott Beauchamp
Edith Clarke
Kathryn J. DuFour
  Ruth L. Kirschstein, M.D.
Etta H. Maddox
Deborah A. Yow
2004
Emily Edmonson
  Nancy Grasmick, Ph.D.
Esther McCready
Margaret Byrd Rawson
Vivian V. Simpson 
2005
Shoshana Shoubin Cardin
B. Olive Cole
Susan R. Panny, M.D.
Edyth H. Schoenrich, M.D., M.P.H.
2006
Susan P. Baker
Liebe Sokol Diamond, M.D.
Bea Gaddy
Marilyn Hughes Gaston, M.D.
Rebecca Alban Hoffberger
Grace Snively
2007
Annette M. Deener
Sally T. Grant
Prasanna Nair, M.D., M.P.H.
Karen H. Rothenberg, J.D., M.P.A.
Audrey E. Scott
2008
Eleanora Fagan, "Billie Holiday"
Ramona McCarthy Hawkins, R.Ph.
Ellen Moses Heller
Pauline Menes
Toby Barbara Orenstein
Emily Wilson Walker, M.D.
2009
Ilia Fehrer
Diane E. Griffin, M.D., Ph.D.
Harriet Legum
Allyson R. Solomon
Anne St. Clair Wright
2010
Claire M. Fraser, Ph.D.
Anne Catharine Hoof Green
Irene Morgan Kirkaldy
Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps
Bernice Sandler, Ed.D.
Lillie D. Shockney
2011
Lucy Diggs Slowe
Carol W. Greider, Ph.D.
Barbara Holdridge
Ligia Peralta, M.D.
Gertrude L. Poe
June A. Willenz
2012
Maureen Black, Ph.D.
Margaret Dunkle
Diana Gribbon Motz
Nancy Kopp
Alice Manicur, Ed.D.
Gwendolyn Rooks
2013
Helen Delich Bentley
Jean B. Cryor
Charlene Mickens Dukes, Ed.D.
Ellen R. Sauerbrey
Linda A. Shevitz
Beatrice P. Tignor, Ed.D.
2014
Dorothy F. Bailey
Agnes Kane Callum
Renee E. Fox, M.D.
Susan K. Goering
Henrietta Lacks
Ann Cipriano Rees
2015
Beverly B. Byron
E. Gail de Planque, Ph.D.
Mary S. Feik
Katherine O'Brien, M.D.
Linda L. Singh
Sue Fryer Ward
2016
Sophia Arabatzis Balis, D.D.S.
Oretha Bridgwaters-Simms
Mary C. Goodwillie
Elaine Danforth Harmon
Joanne Katz, Sc.D.
Lizette Woodworth Reese
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This exhibit was designed and developed in conjuction with the Maryland State Archives Internship Program
and was prepared with the assistance of Rachel Alexander, Joanna Berger, Stephanie Berger, Alicia Brooks, Megan Craynon,
Jennifer Hafner, Karen Hare, Amy Hobbs, Amy Huggins, Amelia Meman, Kristin Masser, Lisa McTaggart, Amelia Meman, Sharon Miyagawa,
Lauren Morton, Jenette Parish,
Anne Powell, Rob Schoeberlein, Shannon Shird, Emily Oland Squires and Emily Steedman.
Please address any comments to:  emily.squires@maryland.gov.

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