arizona women's history alliance

Our mission

dedicated to expanding awareness and preservation of Arizona women's history.

A Message from the President:

Thank you for visiting the website of the Arizona Women's History Alliance. Our organization celebrates the achievements that Arizona women have made to the state and as a result improved it. We welcome your thoughts and feedback in helping our organization connect to all resident that have an interest in Arizona so feel free to email me at info@azwha.org.

Please be keep you and your family safe during these times. I look forward to hearing from you.


Melanie Sturgeon, Ph.D. 

President & Co-founder

Arizona Women's History Alliance Inc

what we do

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, our primary goal is to aid in the expansion of Arizona women’s history and education, including research and writing and in increasing public awareness of the experiences and contributions women have made to the development of Arizona and to the nation.

Encourage and promote local and regional education programs as well as statewide exhibits focused on Arizona women

Supports the activities of the Arizona Women’s Heritage Trail and the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame

Support the activities of institutions or organizations dedicated to women’s history.

frances willard munds

suffrage statue

Become a part of history by donating towards erecting the first statue of an individual woman on state land. Frances Willard Munds mobilized Arizona women in 1912 to fight for their right to vote. 

upcoming events

Sunshine Ball

Proceeds benefit the Frances Willard Munds Suffrage Statue Fund.

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