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2018 Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame Honorees to Be Inducted

Four remarkable women will be inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame, and one outstanding individual will receive the Cristine Wilson Medal for Equality and Justice on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. at the State Historical Building (auditorium), 600 E. Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa.

Highlights include:

Hall of Fame awards to:

Dianne G. Bystrom, PhD (Ames, IA)
Ruth R. Harkin, JD (Cumming, IA)
Jean Y. Jew, MD (Iowa City, IA)
Peggy A. Whitson, PhD (Houston, TX--born in
Beaconsfield, IA

Cristine Wilson Medal for Equality and Justice to:

Janice T. Edmunds-Wells, BS, MSW (Des Moines, IA)

To celebrate the honorees and their families and friends, the Friends of the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women will host a reception immediately following the ceremony in the atrium of the State Historical Building. The ceremony and reception are free and open to the public. No registration required.

The Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame is held around Women's Equality Day, August 26, which commemorates the day in 1920 when American women first obtained the right to vote.

The Iowa Women's Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women (ICSW). As of 2018, 176 women will have been inducted into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame and 31 individuals will have received the Cristine Wilson Medal for Equality and Justice.
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