The National Women's Hall of Fame is located in Seneca Falls, NY, well known as the site of the women's rights convention of 1848 (and less well known as the putative Bedford Falls of film fame in It's a Wonderful Life). Established in the late 1960s, the Fall "inducts" women into its Hall of Fame every other year through an unusually public process whereby all of us can nominate women we believe appropriate to honor. Experts review the nominations and. . . every other year the Hall announces its inductees for that year. Honorees come from various walks of life -- politics and education, science and religion, theater and the arts, and more.
This year, on February 7, 2017, the Hall will announce that it will add Alice Waters (along with 9 others) to its list of luminaries.
(Source for Photo: http://www.chezpanisse.com/about/alice-waters/ )
As readers of this blog likely know, Waters opened Chez Panisse in 1971 and, since then, has authored multiple cookbooks, been an activist and advocate of food curricula in public schools, and helped lead the international Slow Food movement. Waters joins 2007 honoree Julia Child in representing the world of food in the Halls 276 (or so) women honored.