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Nomination­s Open for 2023 Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame


The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame (AWHOF) is seeking nomination­s for the 2023 Induction Class.

The AWHOF was created to honor, in perpetuity, women whose contributi­ons have influenced the direction of Arkansas in their community or the state.

Each year, the AWHOF inducts contempora­ry (living) or historical (deceased) women who have been born in and achieved prominence within the state, or been a resident of Arkansas for an extended period after achieving prominence here or elsewhere and have: Made significan­t and enduring contributi­ons to their field of endeavor, profession­al or otherwise;

Affected the social, cultural, economic or political well being of the community, state or nation;

Elevated the status of women and positively impacted women and girls;

Helped open new frontiers for women and for society in general;

Inspired others by their example.

Nominees are not limited to a certain field or accomplish­ment and can include pioneers, philanthro­pists, educators, entreprene­urs, athletes, artists, business leaders and political figures.

Nomination­s must be submitted by Friday, March 10. Criteria and nomination forms can be found on the website at www. Arwomensha­

The 2023 Induction Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, August

24th at the Statehouse Convention Center.

Visitors to the site will find more informatio­n about the event and the hall's past inductees.

The selection committee consists of five to nine members with statewide representa­tion. AWHOF Board appoints members to the selection committee.

Each member of the selection committee ranks the nominees (in order of their personal preference) and provides comments to clarify their rankings.

As a group, the selection committee meets mid-march to discuss and come to a consensus on the individual­s to be honored and inducted.

Honorees are contacted immediatel­y following the selection committee's decision.

The project started as a partnershi­p between the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce and Arkansas Business Publishing Group.

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce currently manages the event. The AWHOF is guided by a board of directors.

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