Six women inducted into San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame
Six women were inducted into the San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame yesterday. The induction ceremony took place at the Jacobs Center in Lincoln Park.
The Women’s Hall of Fame has been around for 17 years, and the annual ceremony honors women who have done exemplary work throughout the local community. The six women honored this year were Dede Alpert, for her past leadership in the Senate; Nelly Andrade, for building understanding and community pride in the Latino community; Carol Jahnkow, for her involvement in peace and social justice issues; labor leader Fahari Jeffers, for her role in founding the United Domestic Workers of America; Jerrilyn Malana, for her past work as president of the San Diego County bar association and Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego; and Janice Martinelli, for renovating Victorian era homes in San Diego into locally and nationally recognized historic sites.
“2018 has become the year of the woman,” said Jenni Prisk, chair of the Women’s Hall of Fame program committee. “The fact that we’ve been doing this for 17 years says that we realize and recognize the power and importance of the work that women do in our communities.”