Among the group were some standouts:
Former Gov. Olene Walker • Served in the Legislature before becoming the first female chief executive when Gov. Mike Leavitt left office.
Rep. Becky Lockhart • Serves currently and is the state's first female House speaker
Former Rep. Karen Shepherd • Former state senator who in 1992 went on to became only the second woman to represent Utah in Congress.
Women in the photo
Current and former women Utah legislators (front row) Peggy Wallace, Beverly White, Karen Shepherd, Olene Walker, Becky Lockhart, Margaret Dayton, Chris Fox Finlinson, Carol Spackman Moss, Paula Julander, Alicia Suazo and Karen Morgan. (Back row) Nancy Lyon, Carlene Walker, Patrice Arent, Lou Shurtliff, Trisha Beck, Rhonda Menlove, Sheryl Allen, Merlynn Newbold, Becky Edwards, Marie Poulson, Jennifer Seelig, Jackie Biskupski, Christine Watkins, Karen Mayne, Rebecca Chavez Houck, Darlene Gubler and Pat Jones pose for a photograph with the Martha Hughes Cannon statue outside the state Capitol on Wednesday. The women gathered at the capitol for a screening of the KUED documentary on Martha Hughes Cannon who was the first female state senator elected in the United States (1897).