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Georgia Women of Achievement

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  • Phyllis Jenkins Barrow (1920 - 2009)
    Phyllis Jenkins Barrow, 89, died peacefully in her home on November 30, 2009, after a lengthy illness. The embodiment of the true Southern lady, Phyllis Barrow's life was anything but typical. In addit...
  • Luck Flanders Gambrell (1930 - 2015)
    Luck Flanders Gambrell lived a long life of kindness, generosity, faith, and service and was beloved by her family, friends, and community. Her interesting life was often revealed in the many stories s...
  • Dorothy Rogers Tilly (1883 - 1970)
    Dorothy Eugenia Rogers Tilly (June 30, 1883 – March 16, 1970) was an American civil rights activist from the progressive era until her death. She was a noted activist in the Women's Missionary Societ...
  • Lizzie Lurline Collier (1893 - 1986)
    Lizzie "Lurline" Collier (October 16, 1893 – January 13, 1986) was an American home demonstration agent and teacher. In 2022, she was posthumously named a Georgia Woman of Achievement. Biography Li...
  • Hedy West (1938 - 2005)
    West (April 6, 1938 - July 3, 2005) was an American folksinger and songwriter.West was of the same generation as Joan Baez, Judy Collins, and others of the American folk music revival. Her most famous ...

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)