Phoenix, Ariz. – State Representative Kimberly Yee, who represents the legislative district areas surrounding Glendale and northwest Phoenix, has been named as one of Arizona’s 48 Most Intriguing Women of Arizona and will be featured in a centennial coffee table book to be sold in select bookstores. Yee is the first Asian American woman ever elected to serve in the Arizona State Legislature.
“It is truly an honor to be named with the trail blazers, the history makers, and the outstanding women who are recognized among these 47 other women in this book,” Yee said. “As a native Arizonan, I appreciate the history of my home state. With each page of this Arizona centennial celebration book, I relate to every personal story shared in the book and the contribution each woman has made to the legacy of this great state.”
Arizona’s 48 Most Intriguing Women is a part of the Arizona Centennial Legacy Project which celebrates the State of Arizona’s centennial, marking 100 years since becoming the 48th state. The selected honorees hail from all walks of life…from a jail minister and a bullfighter to a municipal judge.
Partnering with the Arizona Historical Society and the Arizona Community Foundation, the 48 Women project was created to honor women from diverse backgrounds whose leadership and commitment in the workplace contributed significantly to the betterment of our wonderful state.
The complete list of honorees, including Yee, are listed on the website www.48women.org. Some familiar political names noted among the honorees include former Arizona Governors Rose Mofford, Jane D. Hull and Janet Napolitano, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
“Individually, the 48 Women governing board knew there were many Arizona women who are working hard every day to enhance the lives of others and to make Arizona the best state it can be,” said Connie Robinson, chairperson of the 48 Women project. “The level of statewide involvement and the number and quality of the nominations confirmed that. In fact, the scope of their work and commitment is remarkable.”
A luncheon to honor Arizona’s 48 Most Intriguing Women will be held on March 26th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale. Guest speakers will pay tribute to the honorees.
A coffee table book titled “Arizona’s 48 Most Intriguing Women,” which tells the women’s stories in words and photos, will be launched and can be purchased during the luncheon for $65. The books will then be available at select book stores and locations throughout the state.