Women’s Hall of Fame

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Women's Hall of Fame

About the
Women's Hall of Fame

In 1984, the Commission of the Status of Women and the San Mateo County Board of Supervisor’s established a permanent Women’s Hall of Fame to recognize outstanding women for their achievements and contributions to the overall wellbeing of our County. The San Mateo County Women’s Hall of Fame was the first of it’s kind in the State of California. Since its inception, the Hall of Fame has honored over 200 women for their contributions to our community.

The Women’s Hall of Fame is open to all women, 18 years or older, regardless of race, color, national origin, disability, religion, political affiliation, or sexual orientation, who live or work in San Mateo County.

In 1993, the “Young Women of Excellence Award” was added to the Hall of Fame providing visibility and empowerment to young women for their accomplishments in community service, academic achievement, and acts of courage and perseverance in their daily lives.

The Honorees

This is an interactive website that explores the accomplishments of the women who are members of the San Mateo County Women’s Hall of Fame.

Each honoree has a nomination statement reflecting her accomplishments as of the time that she was inducted into the Women’s Hall of Fame.

This site will continue to evolve over time. Your feedback is welcome and can be sent to cswinfo@smcgov.org.

Commission on the Status of Women

The Commission on the Status of Women is a non-partisan, appointed, advisory body to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. Founded in 1982, the Commission seeks to improve the quality of life for women of all ages in San Mateo County.

Through strategic partnerships and collaboration, the Commission identifies women’s needs, advises the Board of Supervisors, and educates the community on matters concerning women.

The Commission also honors the achievements of women through the annual Women’s Hall of Fame. Each year, the Board of Supervisors appoints a Supervisor to serve as the Board’s liaison to the Commission the Status of Women.