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Learn all About the Women of Miami-Dade inducted into the 2022 Women Hall of Fame

The Miami-Dade County Commission for Women announced their Women Hall of Fame inductees on April 10th

The Miami-Dade County CFW (Commission for Women) celebrated the accomplishments and significant contributions of women to the community. CFW hosted the event to unveil the 2022 Women Hall of Fame Inductees at noon on Tuesday, April 10th, in the Stephen P. Clark Center’s lobby.

It was a Women Hall of Fame induction to be remembered, read more below:

“Celebrating women who tell our stories”

Mayor of Miami-Dade County Daniella Levin Cava, Commissioner Eileen Higgins, Chairman Oliver G. Gilbert, III, and other officials were there to exhibit this year’s theme, “Celebrating women who tell our stories.”

This proclamation highlighted why it’s important to recognize the instrumental role of women in shaping society and the course of history. The 2022 Women Hall of Famekickoff event offered an incredible opportunity for the media to capture the essence of women’s hard work as well as learn the role of the Miami-Dade Commission for Women in women empowerment.

After the Women Hall of Fame there will be Vital Voices Miami Mentoring Walk+Talk, Women RUN Wynwood 5K, Ladies Who Lead Brunch, and other events will follow suit.

2022 Miami-Dade County Commission for Women Hall of Fame Induction

Proclamation Presentation by Chairman Oliver G. Gilbert

The proclamation was issued by Chairman Oliver G. Gilbert, III and Commissioner Eileen Higgins and featured the theme, "Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories." The declaration emphasizes how crucial it is to acknowledge the crucial part that women in Miami have played in forming our history and society. The ceremony honored some trailblazing women who were inducted into the Women Hall of Fame in 2022:

2022 Miami-Dade County Commission for Women Hall of Fame Induction
  • Mary Athalie Range was Florida's first female head of a state department and Miami's second female city commissioner.
  • Roxcy Bolton led the way in her community for women's rights. She championed the ERA and pushed for the establishment of Women's Equality Day. She also formed the Miami-Dade chapter of the National Organization for Women. She supported rape as well.
  • Mary Brickell, a founding member of Miami, assisted Julia Tuttle in building the city of Miami into what it is today.
  • In the 1920s, Annie Coleman founded the Overtown Women's Club and oversaw programs to pave streets, make parks, and other improvements for Overtown.
  • Polita Grau, a political prisoner from Cuba, was a significant figure in organizing the Pedro Pan operation, which assisted 14,000 Cuban children in leaving the country.
  • Former Florida legislator Carrie P. Meek also served in the US House of Representatives. She joined two other members in becoming Florida's first Black congresswoman since the Reconstruction era.
  • The historian Arva Moore Parks McCabe was instrumental in keeping pieces preserved.
  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas was a writer and activist whose work altered environmental regulations defending the Everglades. The Everglades were reimagined as a valuable resource in her book The Everglades: River of Grass.
  • Julia Tuttle, sometimes known as the "mother of Miami," was the impetus behind the establishment of the City of Miami. She assisted in changing the trajectory of Miami's history by persuading Henry Flagler to expand his railroad to Miami changing the course of history for Miami forever.

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