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Georgia Women of Achievement

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  • Elfrida Barrow (1884 - 1970)
    * Residence : 1910 - Savannah Ward 3, Chatham, Georgia, United States* Residence : 1920 - Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States* Residence : 1930 - Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States* Re...
  • Mary Ellen "Nellie" Black (1851 - 1919)
    Nellie Peters Black (1851 - 1919) Nellie Peters Black devoted a lifetime of service to an extended community. Blessed with a strong mind and persuasive personality, she was an informed and forceful adv...
  • Sara Branham Matthews (1888 - 1962)
    Sara Elizabeth Branham Matthews (1888–1962) was an American microbiologist and physician best known for her research into the isolation and treatment of Neisseria meningitidis, a causative organism...
  • Helen Douglas Mankin (1896 - 1956)
    Helen Douglas Mankin (September 11, 1896 – July 25, 1956) was an American politician; she was the second woman to represent Georgia in the United States House of Representatives. Mankin was born Se...
  • Susan Cobb Milton Atkinson (1860 - 1942)
    Susan Cobb Milton Atkinson (1860—1942) was influential in promoting education to women in Georgia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. As the wife of William Yates Atkinson, the Governor of...

Georgia Women of Achievement

The Georgia Women of Achievement (GWA) recognizes women natives or residents of the U.S. state of Georgia for their significant achievements or statewide contributions. The concept was first proposed by Rosalynn Carter in 1988. The first induction was in 1992 at Wesleyan College, and has continued annually. The induction ceremonies are held each year during March, designated as Women's History Month. The organization consists of a Board of Trustees and a Board of Selections. Nominees must have been dead no less than ten years. Georgians, or those associated with Georgia, are selected based on the individual's impact on society. Nominations are proposed through documentation and an online nomination form, and must be submitted prior to October of any given year. GWA has traveling exhibits and speakers available upon request.


Website (list of honorees)