In honor of South Bend's 150th anniversary, The Michiana Women Leaders Project partnered with the South Bend Chapter of the Links, Inc. and the League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area to honor 21 South Bend women at the Civil Rights Heritage Center on Women's Equality Day, August 26, 2015.

The community embraced the tremendously successful event, and an annual celebration was born.

Check back soon for stories spotlighting these phenomenal Michiana women:

Krista Bailey

Virginia Calvin

Lois Clark

Elizabeth (Liz) Cullity

Anne Studebaker Carlisle

Skylar Diggins

Glenda Rae Hernandez

Goldie Ivory

Betsy Jochum

Regena Marsh

Emma Barrett Molloy

Gladys Muhammad

Christine Murdock

Concepcion Nino

Alma Powell

Rebecca Powell

Debra Stanley

Mattie Taylor

Sister M. Madeleva Wolff

Shirley Woods

Karen White