Induction Ceremony

For information about this year's Induction Ceremony, click here.

The Induction Ceremony is the signature program of the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame, where we bring our mission to life. From its inception in 1994, the Ceremony has been a forum for women to gather, share stories and celebrate the achievements of exceptional women who have paved the way for the current generation to enjoy freedoms and choices unheard of even a few decades ago. While we induct several living women into the Hall each year, we also place heavy emphasis on uncovering the stories of extraordinary women and their accomplishments, stories that heretofore have received little or no recognition. In the early years, we concentrated on honoring women who were firsts in their fields, and today celebrate the fact that “firsts” is a shrinking criteria for induction as women move toward more equal participation in society.

The Annual Induction Ceremony is held in the fall and welcomes over 800 of Connecticut’s civic, corporate and government leaders. The celebration includes a cocktail reception, seated dinner and Induction Ceremony supported by individuals, foundations and corporations.  Each Inductee is honored with a short tribute film which chronicles her struggles and achievements. These films are currently produced by Karyl Evans, a five-time Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker in collaboration with CPTV’s film crew and are used as educational tools throughout the year. Indeed, our Inductees' stories, highlighted at the event, form the foundation for all of our programs designed to provide role models for women of all ages and inspire their continued achievements.

We hope that you will join us for this year’s celebration!

For information about past Induction Ceremonies, click here.