June 8, 2019 | Iowa Women of Achievement Bridge

Women of Achievement Awards Celebration

The Women of Achievement Award recognizes the contributions of historical (deceased) Iowa women who made outstanding and lasting contributions to the citizens of Iowa or have advanced the well-being of others throughout the world.

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2019 Honorees

Ola Babcock Miller

Ola Babcock Miller

As an educator and active participant in the suffrage movement, Ola Babcock Miller of Washington County was Iowa's first female Secretary of State where she was instrumental in the formation of the Iowa Highway Safety Patrol.


Theresa "Billee" Davis

Major and attorney, Theresa "Billee" Davis of Oskaloosa commanded a classified WWII operation with the Women's Army Corps, was the first woman Iowa County Bar president and a legal advisor/advocate for all.

Willie Stevenson Glanton

Willie Stevenson Glanton

Civil rights champion, Willie Stevenson Glanton of Des Moines was the second African American woman to be admitted to practice law in Iowa, and was the first African American woman to be appointed city clerk, assistant county attorney and to serve in the Iowa legislature.

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9:00 a.m.


9:30 a.m.


9:45 a.m.

Presentation of Honorees

10:15 a.m.

Unveiling of Plaques

  • Matt Anderson, Riverfront Development Authority & City of Des Moines

  • Deann Cook, United Ways of Iowa

  • Beth Coonan, BrownWinick Law Firm & Iowa Commission on the Status of Women

  • Kristen Corey, Office on the Status of Women

  • Mayor Frank Cownie, City of Des Moines

  • Amy Eaton, Women Lead Change

  • Lynn Knudsen, Chrysalis Foundation

  • Tiffany O’Donnell, Women Lead Change

  • Jacquie Easley McGhee, Mercy Medical Center

  • Beth Shelton, Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa

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