National Women’s Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Inductees

Invitation to NWHF Inductee announcement

Jan. 31,  2017

Contact: Betty M. Bayer, National Women’s Hall of Fame (315) 568-8060

Dear Members of the Press and Media,

The National Women’s Hall of Fame will announce its 2017 inductees at a press event on Tuesday, February 7 at 10:30am. The event will be held at the Gould Hotel in Seneca Falls, NY, the place of the first women’s rights convention. “We are pleased to add ten American women to the ranks of inductees whose leadership and achievements have changed the course of American history,” said Betty M. Bayer, the Hall’s Co-President and professor of Women’s Studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The new inductees will be celebrated at the Hall’s biennial induction ceremony in September. The National Women’s Hall of Fame invites you to join us to learn who the Hall’s 2017 ten inductees are and to hear about their lives. We invite the press to join us for this announcement

When: Feb. 7, 2017 at 10:30 AM

Location: Gould Hotel,108 Fall St, Seneca Falls, NY 13148

About the National Women’s Hall of Fame

The National Women’s Hall of Fame was founded in 1969 and is the nation’s oldest membership organization and museum dedicated to honoring and celebrating the achievements of distinguished American women.  In pursuit of its mission of “Showcasing Great Women…Inspiring All,” the National Women’s Hall of Fame honors the women of the past, relates the history of women’s struggles, prepares the women of the future and serves as the voice celebrating the value of women.

Co-President Eileen Hartmann reminds us that the Hall has inducted 266 women who have changed the course and culture of the United States across the fields of arts, athletics, business, education, government, humanities, philanthropy and science. Situated in Seneca Falls, NY, the birthplace of women’s rights, the Hall tells women’s stories by focusing on the leadership lessons from its inductees throughout American history. The Hall is in the process of establishing the Center for Great Women, a vibrant, state-of-the-art facility serving as a leadership center and an educational venue where visitors can discover and be inspired by the stories of great American women.

“History is told in many ways, but the Hall’s mission has been to tell women’s history as American history.  Join us as we celebrate our newest inductees – even more importantly, join us as we add the most recent chapter to America’s history with our 10 new inductees.  Find out who they are, what they have done, and how their lives change ours in small and large ways,” says Betty M. Bayer

Co-President Eileen S. Hartmann concludes: “It is with great pride that we will announce the names of 10 American women whose contributions have changed our Nation.”

National Women’s Hall of Fame
76 Fall Street
PO Box 335
Seneca Falls, NY 13148