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Inductees Announced for 35th Anniversary of the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women

Date Posted: Thursday, January 7th, 2016
Categories:  Commission for Women Department of State Kent County New Castle County News Sussex County

The results are in and four phenomenal women were chosen as the 2016 inductees into the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women. From a pool of amazing women from throughout the State, an independent selection committee thoughtfully deliberated and ultimately selected the following nominees:

  • Annie Norman, is a distinguished library professional. She established the statewide Delaware Library Catalog which provides seamless access to millions of items shared by more than 50 academic, special, and several public school libraries. She also led Delaware to the distinction of being the first state to implement an innovative statewide library technology platform.
  • Chandra G. Pitts, a driven social entrepreneur and the founder & CEO of One Village Alliance. She is the creator of “Girls Can Do Anything!” that has engaged more than 1300 phenomenal females to redefine womanhood and what it means to be a girl! Chandra Pitts was named 2015 Hometown Hero by Glamour Magazine.
  • Sonia S. Sloan, is an advocate and leader dedicated to strengthening the sustainability of organizations that serve an important public interest. She has worked with a number of organizations including the ACLU,Planned Parenthood, the YWCA, Public Allies Delaware, the Financial Literacy Institute, and the Wellness Community. She has raised over $100 million for Delaware non-profit agencies, and a reformation of program for youth released from Ferris School.
  • Jamie L. Wolfe, is an effective and committed advocate for persons with disabilities. She is recognized as a pioneer in the disability movement at the University of Delaware where she worked tirelessly to ensure her success and the success of her peers with disabilities. When engaged in her advocacy she is equally at ease with a state senator, a college student with disabilities or a parent of a child with disabilities.

There is so much more to these movers and shakers who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women, March 24, 2016, at the Dover Downs Conference Center. The awards and recognition festivities will begin with a meet and greet and a cash bar at 5:30 p.m. Dinner and presentation of awards will follow at 6:30 p.m. The media is invited to cover.

To date 139 women have been inducted. The public is encouraged to continue to nominate women, even if in a given year they were not selected.

The cost is still only $40 per person to keep this event affordable. Credit card payments can be made online.

For more information, visit www.commissionforwomen.delaware.gov or contact the Delaware Commission for Women at (302) 577-5287.

The Delaware Commission for Women is Delaware’s lead government advocate for women and women’s issues.

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