The Lizzie Crozier French Women’s Leadership Award recognizes bold, persistent, and forward-thinking women leaders. The Lizzie Crozier French Women’s Leadership Award was instituted in 2012 to recognize outstanding women leaders in East Tennessee during the Ignite Women’s Leadership Summit.
Lizzie Crozier French represents East Tennessee on the Women’s Suffrage Memorial located on Market Square in Knoxville, Tennessee. Lizzie Crozier French was an American educator, women’s suffragist, and social reform activist. Lizzie was one of the leaders in the push for women’s rights in Tennessee in the early 1900’s. Lizzie Crozier French led efforts to bring coeducation to the University of Tennessee and helped the state become the 36th state to certify the 19th amendment.
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.
This year’s recipient will be chosen by the Women’s Summit Leadership Council. If you wish to nominate a Lizzie Nominee, please contact the Women’s Leadership Council for more information.
Mayor Madeline Rogero
Justice Sharon Lee