Michigan Women Forward Names Six Hall of Fame Inductees

Dorothy Zehnder
Dorothy Zehnder // Photo courtesy of Michigan Women Forward

Michigan Women Forward, a nonprofit organization with offices in Detroit, has named six women to the HERstory Women’s Hall of Fame. The winners will be honored at a ceremony on Oct. 15 in Lansing.

The contemporary women inductees are Najah Bazzy, founder and CEO of Inkster-based nonprofit organization Zaman International; Glenda Price, former president of the Detroit Public Schools Foundation and Marygrove College; Martha Teichner, CBS Sunday Morning correspondent; and Dorothy Zehnder, co-founder and co-owner of the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth.

The Women’s Hall of Fame is also posthumously honoring Elizabeth Jackson, a founding member and officer of the Trade Union Leadership Council, a civil rights organization; and Atlas Ruth Westbook, an Apollo 11 pioneer who was depicted in the movie “Hidden Figures” in the historical women category.

“Today’s strong women can learn so much by studying the paths of those who came before us,” says Carolyn Cassin, president and CEO of Michigan Women Forward.  “These amazing honorees have conquered so many obstacles and accomplished so much throughout their lives.  We are proud to salute them and want to be sure their stories are told.”

The Women’s Hall of Fame is in Lansing. Since it was established in 1983, it has recognized 339 women, including the six new inductees.

Michigan Women Forward was founded in 1986 to encourage women to play an active role in philanthropy and governance. The organization promotes equality and women’s empowerment.

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