CONNECTICUT WOMEN’S HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2015 INDUCTEES
Carolyn Miles, Indra Nooyi, and Margaret Bourke-White to be Honored at 22nd Annual Induction Ceremony & Celebration, “Connecticut Women – Global Impact”
January 8, 2015 | New Haven, CT – Acknowledging the vital roles Connecticut women play on the international stage, the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame announces its Inductees for 2015. These three remarkable women have pushed through boundaries and barriers, and their achievements demonstrate the diverse ways in which Connecticut women are having a global impact. They are: Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children, international leader creating change for children around the world; Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo known for her global leadership, strategy, corporate responsibility, and sustainability efforts; and Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971), the first female photographer for Life magazine and first female American war journalist.
“Women are at the forefront of so much of what’s happening in our rapidly changing global society and are leading on multiple fronts – from the arts, to corporate life, to the non-profit sector,” says Katherine Wiltshire, executive director of the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame. “This year, we are thrilled to honor and share the stories of three Connecticut women whose work takes us well beyond the borders of our small state and broadens our perspective on the world and its people. Their stories, struggles, and successes inspire us to recognize our interconnectedness, work together to solve new problems, and leave the world better than we found it.”
The 22nd Annual Induction Ceremony & Celebration will take place on Thursday, November 12, 2015, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
The Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame is an educational outreach organization whose mission is to honor publicly the achievement of Connecticut women, preserve their stories, educate the public and inspire the continued achievements of women and girls. Founded in 1994 in Hartford, Connecticut, the Hall fills the void that traditional curricula still fail to address and today stands as the state’s premier source for women’s history with 109 Inductees. These women’s lives and accomplishments are celebrated and documented through a wide spectrum of innovative statewide programs offered free of charge to Connecticut citizens. Historically, the CWHF website has been a learning tool attracting international, national and local researchers, teachers and students. The CWHF’s website, www.cwhf.org, is a “Virtual Hall” where visitors can explore its educational resources. To join the CWHF via social media, find and like ctwomen on Facebook and follow @ctwomen on Twitter.
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