The Lizzie Crozier French Women’s Leadership Award recognizes bold, persistent and forward-thinking women leaders. The Ignite Women’s Leadership Summit introduced the Lizzie Crozier French Women’s Leadership Award in 2012 to recognize outstanding women leaders in East Tennessee.
Lizzie Crozier French represents East Tennessee on the Women’s Suffrage Memorial. Her image is depicted on the memorial located in in Market Square in Knoxville, Tennessee. Lizzie Crozier French was an American educator, women’s suffragist and social reform activist. She was one of the leaders in the push for women’s rights in Tennessee in the early 1900’s. Lizzie was president of the Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association Inc. and founder of the Knoxville Equal Suffrage Association. She led efforts to bring coeducation to the University of Tennessee and helped the state become the 36th state to certify the 19th amendment.
Lizzie was a trailblazer, who is your Lizzie? To nominate a leader in your community for the 2020 Lizzie Crozier French Women’s Leadership Award, please click “Nominate a Trailblazer!”
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The recipient will be a woman who, like the award’s namesake, best demonstrates bold support, persistent leadership, and consistent effort to make a positive and lasting change in her organization or community.
The Ignite Women’s Summit Leadership Council will choose this year’s recipient. If you wish to nominate a Lizzie Nominee, please click “Nominate a Trailblazer” below.
Mayor Madeline Rogero
Justice Sharon Lee