Mary Cathcart is one of two women selected for induction into the Maine Women’s Hall of Fame. Cathcart, a former three-term member of the Maine House of Representatives and a four-term member of the Maine Senate representing Penobscot County, has been a long-time advocate for the rights of women and girls, according to an article in the Bangor Daily News. At the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, Cathcart established the Distinguished Maine Policy Fellows Program as well as the Maine NEW Leadership program, a nonpartisan training program for undergraduate college women in public and private institutions.
The induction ceremony will be Saturday, March 16 at the University of Maine at Augusta. The second Hall of Fame inductee is Colby College Professor Lyn Mikel Brown, an activist, author and co-founder of Hardy Girls Healthy Women in Waterville.