2022 Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame
Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame
Maxine Griffin Somerville
ARC Vice Chair
The Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame is a rich source of biographies of women who made significant lasting contributions to the history and culture of our state and nation. Established in 1985 as partnership between the Maryland Commission for Women and the Women Legislators of Maryland, the Hall of Fame honors Maryland women whose lives and work of of historic significance to the economic, political, cultural and social life of the state.
Each year the Maryland Commission for Women and the Women Legislators of Maryland call for nominations of women who have made history in fields such as the arts, athletics, business, community advocacy, education, government, the humanities, human rights, law, medicine, the military, philantropy, and science. An independent, all-volunteer committee representing leaders of statewide women’s organizations reviews the nominations and selects those to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Brief biographies are displayed online at the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center (www.mdwomensheritagecenter.org)and full biographies are posted online at the website of the Maryland State Archives at: http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/educ/exhibits/womenshall/html/whflist.html.
Full biographies are displayed online at the at the website of the Maryland State Archives at
A physical exhibit of all the honorees is displayed on the campus of
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Maryland Commission for Women
51 Monroe Street, Suite 1034
Rockville, Maryland 20850