Supreme Court Justice Cornelia A. Clark recently participated in the induction of six Tennessee women in to the state’s Women's Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame honor is bestowed by the Tennessee Economic Council on Women to those whose lives reflect exceptional accomplishments and devotion to improving the economic status of women and girls in Tennessee.
Those inducted this year are:
- Margaret Behm, who founded the first all-female law firm in Nashville and served three years on the Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission, now serves on the board and executive committee of the YWCA.
- Dr. Wilsie Bishop is vice president for Health Affairs and chief operating officer for East Tennessee State University. Bishop has a long history in executive academic leadership.
- Inez Crutchfield was the first black woman to become a member of the Democratic Women’s Club of Davidson County as well as the first black woman to serve as president and as a member of the organization’s executive board.
- Dr. Shirley Raines served as president of the University of Memphis. She led the school to become a national leader for students participating in internships, and to have the largest honors program in the State of Tennessee.
- Rev. Becca Stevens is founder of Nashville’s Magdalene House, a residential program for women who have survived lives of prostitution, trafficking, addiction and life on the streets.
- Jocelyn Wurzburg is a mediator, advocate for civil rights, longtime member of the Tennessee Human Rights Commission and was instrumental in the Tennessee Human Rights act of 1978.
The purpose of the Tennessee Women’s Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor women who are exceptionally accomplished and have made outstanding, unique and lasting contributions to the economic, political, cultural and political well-being of Tennessee.