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News Release                                                                        

Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Celebration



For Immediate Release




Arizona Women to Be Inducted into the AZ Women’s Hall of Fame

For Contributions in Community Service, Business, Arts and the Law  


(PHOENIX) –Four Living Legacies and four Historical Legacies will be added to the more than 100 women who have been inducted in the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame (AZWHF.)  Each of the women have left a lasting legacy in their fields and contributed to the history and diversity of Arizona.

Inductees for 2019 will be honored at the annual Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Celebration and Reception on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the Arizona Heritage Center in Tempe.  The Honorable Katie Hobbs, Arizona Secretary of State is the Honorary Chair of this event.

The 2019 Living Legacy Inductees are:

Shelley Cohn, Arts, is a leader in the Arizona Arts community.

Sharon Harper, Business, is President, CEO and co-founder of Plaza Companies.

Cindy Hensley McCain, Community Service, Board Chair of the McCain Institute and Co-Chair of the Governor’s Trafficking Council.


The Honorable Barbara Rodriguez Mundell, Legal, is the first female and first Hispanic to be selected as Presiding Judge of the Maricopa County Superior Court. 


The 2019 Historical Legacy Inductees are:

Kate Cory (1861-1958)

Ethnographer, photographer and internationally recognized artist.


Emma Lee French (1836-1897)

Established and maintained Lee’s Ferry on the Colorado River and provided medical services to rural northeastern Arizonans.


Guadalupe Huerta (1920-2000)

An activist who advocated and lobbied for the elderly and disabled and a mentor to Hispanic youth.


Rosa Lyons McKay (1881-1934)

The first female legislator from Cochise County who gained national prominence for introducing a minimum wage law for Arizona women in 1917.


The 2019 Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Celebration and Reception


Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Where: The Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park

1300 N. College Ave.

            Tempe, AZ  85281


To learn more about the women whose commitment and accomplishments have had a positive impact on Arizona’s trajectory, please register and visit the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame at and follow AZWHF on Facebook and Twitter.  Tickets to the event are $10.



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