7 women honored for making Genesee County a better place

Published: Apr. 21, 2017 at 12:52 AM EDT
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(04/20/17) - Making a difference.

Thursday evening, seven women in Genesee County were recognized for their passion to be a voice for those who may otherwise be overlooked.

ABC12's own Angie Hendershot was one of the seven inducted into the Genesee Regional Women's Hall of Fame.

She humbly accepted the honor for her work to create the Flint Diaper Bank alongside Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha who exposed the Flint lead crisis, Sister Judy Blake and Sister Carol Weber who founded the St. Luke's NEW Life Center, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea and Dr. Susan Goering - both lifelong educators and the late Mildred Doran who gave her trying to become the first woman to fly across the Pacific in 1927.

The Zonta Club of Flint presented tonight's awards at the Flint Institute of Arts.

The organization strives to bring greater visibility to the roles that women have played in Genesee County history and acknowledge that women impact and improve our lives every day.

An exhibit honoring the women is on display at Flint's Sloan Museum.