About the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame
The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame is dedicated
to recognizing and preserving the history of the accomplishments of past
and present Colorado women. Both historical and contemporary women have
shared foresight, vision, and the power of accomplishment but lacked
a forum for recognition. The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame ensures
that their splendid achievements will not be forgotten.
The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame is an all-volunteer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was founded in 1985.
To inspire by celebrating and sharing the lifetime contributions of Colorado’s extraordinary women.
The Hall strives to educate the people of Colorado about the stories of the women who shaped our state and the nation’s history with courage, leadership, intelligence, compassion, and creativity. Their talents, skills, struggles, and contributions form a legacy that the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame is dedicated to protecting.
Women of diverse backgrounds, from pioneers to politicians, educators to entrepreneurs, are inducted into the Hall of Fame during a gala event held in every even-numbered year. The women inducted into the Hall of Fame have made a major impact on the lives of others and helped to elevate the status of women in our state, our nation, and, some, around the world.
Who We Are
The daily operations of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame are carried out by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. The organizational structure also includes an Honorary Board comprising notable citizens from across the state who support the mission and goals of the Hall. A Volunteer Cadre helps with the many projects, programs, and events planned by the Board of Directors. All share the same goal of educating society about the contributions of Colorado’s remarkable women and ensuring their legacy for future generations.
Inducting New Members into the Hall of Fame
The Colorado Women's Hall of Fame depends on members of the public to nominate extraordinary women for induction. Nominations are accepted from organizations or individuals throughout the state. A diverse group of Colorado citizens is recruited to act as a Selection Committee. The Selection Committee reviews all nominations, performs additional research if necessary, and selects nominees for induction into the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame.
In even-numbered years, up to 10 new inductees are admitted into the Hall of Fame at an event attended and sponsored by people and organizations from across Colorado.
The Colorado Women's Hall of Fame inducts women, both historical and contemporary, who have significant ties to Colorado and during their lifetimes:
• Made significant and enduring contributions to their fields
• Elevated the status of women
• Helped open new frontiers for women and for society
• Inspired others by their example
Do you know of an extraordinary Colorado woman who meets these criteria?
If so, please read how to nominate her for induction into the Colorado
Women's Hall of Fame.