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Women’s Hall of Fame chooses Jean Killbourne to be next president

The National Women’s Hall of Fame has elected Jean Kilbourne as its new president, making her the first inductee to serve in this role in the organization’s 54-year history. Kilbourne, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015, will lead the organization as it works to implement a five-year strategic plan that aims to increase its reach and impact.

“I am honored to be the first inductee to serve as president of the board at this exciting time,” Kilbourne said. “I look forward to engaging more inductees as the Hall expands its reach and its vision. It is more important than ever to share women’s stories.”


In addition to Kilbourne, the National Women’s Hall of Fame has also announced several other new members of its board. Roger Schwartz was named Vice President, Anjana Samant was named Secretary, and Mridula Raman and Elisa Siegel are beginning terms as members of the board this month. Marianne O’Connor will remain as Treasurer.

The National Women’s Hall of Fame, which is based in Seneca Falls, New York, recognizes the achievements and contributions of women in a variety of fields, including the arts, science, sports, and government. Its inductees have included leaders such as Susan B. Anthony, Amelia Earhart, and Hillary Clinton.



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