AUGUSTA — The 24th Annual Maine Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala Celebration will be observed on Saturday, March 16, in Jewett Hall at the University of Maine at Augusta. Each year’s ceremony is held during March in observance of Women’s History Month.
A Silver Tea in honor of the inductees and registration will be held at 1 p.m. The induction ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. for the two honorees: Dr. Lyn Mikel Brown, Ed.D. of Waterville, activist, author, researcher, professor at Colby College, co-founder of Hardy Girls Healthy Women; and Mary Cathcart of Orono, former state representative and state senator and currently a senior policy associate with the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine.
For more than 25 years Brown has dedicated her life to changing the cultural environment for women and girls in Maine. She is a mother, activist, researcher, author and muse to countless young women and girls.
Cathcart has been a stalwart supporter of women throughout her life and has been involved in many aspects of improving the lives of women and girls in Maine. Through her strong and informed advocacy, her generous financial support and her dedicated service, she has represented the interests of Maine women and girls locally, statewide, and nationally.
The Maine Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs established the Maine Women's Hall of Fame in 1990 to honor women who have made an outstanding contribution to improving opportunities for all Maine women.
For more information, contact Sally Ann Parks, chair for Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 84, Hinckley, ME 04944; 207-453-6004.