18th Annual Induction Ceremony & Celebration
Women of Influence: Creating Social Change
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 6:00-9:00 P.M.
Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT
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Isabelle M. Kelley
Principal author of the Food Stamp Act of 1964 and first director of the U.S. Food Stamp Program
Denise L. Nappier
First African American female in the nation to be elected State Treasurer and the first elected to statewide office in Connecticut
Patricia M. Wald
First female judge to sit on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, subsequently serving as its chief judge
2011 Notable Women of Influence Honorees
For more information about the 2011 Honorees, click here.
Trailblazing public servant and political activist
Former Chair, Public Utilities Control Authority
Long-term activist for families living with HIV and AIDS
Founder and Executive Director, HIV/AIDS Interfaith Network
Global and local policy shaper and leader in women’s health rights
Former President, International Women’s Health Coalition
Leading advocate for social justice, civil rights, and healthcare
Founder, Betty Gallo and Company
Unifying force for the common good addressing poverty, hunger, and homelessness
Executive Director, Christian Community Action, Inc.
Former esteemed Connecticut State Supreme Court Justice
Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Children & Families
Champion of diversity, equity, and women’s philanthropy
Philanthropist and community activist
Innovative leader in managed care for elderly and disabled individuals
Founder and former President, Connecticut Community Care, Inc.
Elizabeth Horton Sheff
Civil rights activist seeking equality in education
Lead plaintiff for Sheff vs. O’Neill
Top leader in the development of high-performing charter schools
Co-CEO and President, Achievement First
Honorary Event Chair
Executive Vice President, Human Resources
The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.
Honorary Advisory Committee
We are grateful to the following women who served on this year's Honorary Advisory Committee and helped to identify the 2011 Notable Women of Influence.
Janet Andre Block
Donna R. Galluzzo, Ph.D., R.D.
Mary Phil Guinan
Susan Lloyd Yolen
Ella T. Grasso Leadership in Action Grant Award
Janet Yee Wah Tso, Founder and President of Operation 21st Century
First Southwest Company
Hoffman Audi of East Hartford & New London
J.P.Morgan Asset Management
Morgan Keegan & Company
Murtha Cullina LLP
People's United Bank
Pullman & Comley LLC
Reid & Riege, P.C.
Robinson & Cole, LLP
Shipman Goodwin LLP
Southern Connecticut State University
Walker Systems Support