Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame inducts 10 women

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Ten great women from Michigan’s past and present were inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame during a ceremony Thursday night.

The inductees were chosen from more than 100 nominations received by the Michigan Women’s Historical Center this year and represent achievements in business, politics, education and advocacy.

Among them were four women inducted posthumously, having accomplished great things over the past 150 years.

Six inductees were on hand to gracefully accept their honors.

“I’m thankful for all the women who went before me to make this possible because we really do stand on their shoulders, we don’t start from where we are, we build on what they’ve given us, and then hopefully others will stand on our shoulders in the next generation,” said Sue Carter, Michigan State University, School of Journalism faculty member and trailblazing radio journalist.

The historical center also presented the Philip A. Hart award to Judge David Newblatt of Flint for his role in Michigan’s first and only girls’ court.

Full list of women inducted into Hall of Fame:

Historical Honorees:

Janet C. Cooper (1931 – 2002), Detroit

Mabel White Holmes (1890 – 1977), Chelsea

Maggie Walz (1861 – 1927), Calumet

Myra Wolfgang (1914 – 1976), Detroit

Contemporary Honorees:

Dean Jocelyn Benson, Detroit

Rep. Maxine Berman, West Bloomfield

Sue Carter, East Lansing

The Hon. Candice S. Miller, Harrison Twp.

Esther K. Shapiro, Detroit

Linda M. Woods, MSW, Traverse City

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