The Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women is seeking nominations for 2017 inductees to the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame. The deadline to nominate an individual is Jan. 16. Inductees will be announced in February 2017 and honored at an official ceremony on April 6, 2017, in the Oklahoma History Center at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City.

To be eligible for the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame, nominees must live in Oklahoma or be a former resident of Oklahoma. As a guide for choosing a woman to nominate, consider the following questions:

What enduring contributions has she made?

How has she positively elevated the status and positively impacted women and girls?

Has she helped open new frontiers for women and society in general?

Is the community/state/nation or world better for the contributions of the nominee?

Are people in general better because of the accomplishments of the nominee?

Are women in the state, region, United States and/or world better? Has their status improved or opportunities increased because of the contributions of the nominee?

Is her particular profession or field better because of the contributions of the nominee?  

Various categories of disciplines, professions or fields may include but are not limited to: arts, business, community service, public service and sciences.

Current commissioners of the OCSW are not eligible.

Nomination forms may be obtained by contacting the OCSW at ocsw@opm.ok.gov or (405) 522-6897. The nomination form and a list of former honorees are available at www.ok.gov/ocsw. 

The nomination form and supporting materials should be mailed to:

Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women

Will Rogers Building

2401 N. Lincoln Blvd, Suite E-1

Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4904