Every ten years the foundation “48 Women of Arizona” seeks nominations for outstanding women to highlight in a book. Committee chair Connie Robinson talks with us to discuss the call for new nominations, and their efforts to renovate a theater to serve the potential of young women.
The criteria for outstanding women ranges from political office all the way to achievements in athletics.
“We wanted to identify women across the state who have had backgrounds from politics, education, judges, sports, researchers so that girls and youth who are interested in those kinds of backgrounds would see people who look like them and people who are in the same communities as them,” Robinson said.
Robinson said the categories were identified based off the educational needs of young students and aspiring college students.
Examples of past nominees include Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Governor Janet Ann Napolitano.
“All of these women were right here in our backyard,” Robinson said.
48 Women of Arizona has an outstanding project of a space renovation at the Heritage Center with the Arizona Historical Society. They are renovating a theater for the foundation to be a state of the art center for learning.