Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Gov. Perry Celebrates Texas Women’s Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees

Tuesday, May 06, 2014  •  Austin, Texas  •  Press Release

Gov. Rick Perry today inducted nine outstanding Texas women into the Texas Women's Hall of Fame, which celebrates accomplishments of those who have made significant contributions in areas such as business, education, philanthropy, military and public service.

"The Hall of Fame exhibit is a place where we honor trailblazers, pioneers and non-conformists who rose to the challenges around them," Gov. Perry said. "As visitors walk through the exhibits and read through the biographies of those honored there, they can grasp how much of a difference these women have made in the lives of all Texans."

Inductees are native or current Texas residents whose achievements have significant ties to the state. The women were nominated by their peers and selected by an independent panel of judges.

The 2014 inductees are:

Business: Hon. Nandita Berry, Houston
Community Service: Joanne Herring, Houston
Community Service: Deborah D. Tucker, Austin
Education: Dr. Ann Stuart, Denton
Health: Lillie Biggins, Fort Worth
Leadership: Texas First Lady Anita Perry, Haskell
Military: Col. (Ret.) Kim Olson, Mineral Wells
Public Service: Hon. Senfronia Thompson, Houston
Public Service: Hon. Carolyn Wright, Dallas

The Texas Women's Hall of Fame was established in 1984, and more than 100 women have been inducted, including former first ladies, astronauts, entrepreneurs and Olympic athletes. The permanent exhibit honoring these women, which features biographies and photographs of inductees, was established by the Governor's Commission for Women in 2003 at Texas Woman's University in Denton.

For more information about the Texas Women's Hall of Fame, please visit


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