Sandra Day O'Connor to speak at local Women Hall of Fame event

Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor will speak at this year's induction ceremony for the San Mateo County Women's Hall of Fame on March 21.

Justice O'Connor, who will be inducted herself at the ceremony, started her legal career in San Mateo County, going on in 1981 to become the first woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. She also served as a community volunteer in East Palo Alto and for local nonprofits.

Also being honored this year are Dr. Faye McNair-Knox, director of the One East Palo Alto Neighborhood Initiative; Fatima Soares, director of the nonprofit Coastside Hope; and Nina Luo, a Millbrae high school student and community volunteer.

Click here to buy tickets, which cost $75 to $125. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. at the San Mateo County History Museum, located at 2200 Broadway in Redwood City.

Sandy Brundage


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