Hillsborough County Celebrates Women
March is national Women's History Month.
It's a chance to reflect on women's past accomplishments, celebrate their current roles, and look toward a promising future.
In Hillsborough County, women have made significant contributions in many fields. Here are some examples:
Hillsborough County's Commission on the Status of Women studies issues pertaining to women, including discrimination, employment, education, day care, and health care. The women-led group has addressed child sex trafficking, hunger, affordable housing, challenges faced by women military veterans, and other issues. The Commission is an advisory group that reports to the Board of County Commissioners.
COSW also selects nominees to the County's Women's Hall of Fame. With diverse backgrounds and interests, the inductees worked to improve the lives of women and all citizens of Hillsborough County. Names, images, and brief biographies of the 30 women inducted by the Board of County Commissioners are displayed at the Tampa Convention Center, 333 S. Franklin St., and at the Arthenia L. Joyner University Area Community Library, 13619 22nd St.
Names of some trailblazing women adorn Hillsborough County buildings and landmarks. Among them are Blanche Armwood, Helen Gordon Davis, and Phyllis Busansky.
- Four women with Hillsborough County connections who made local history who are profiled in the state-funded book Florida Women's History Trail.
Photo Caption: Names, images, and biographies of Hillsborough County residents in the Women's Hall of Fame are featured on plaques at the Tampa Convention Center and Arthenia L. Joyner University Area Community Library.