History of Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

Since 1985, the Hall has inducted 152 visionary and trailblazing women from the past and present who have a connection to Colorado.  Our inductees include: teachers, doctors, scientists, politicians, social activists, bankers, newspaper publishers, philanthropists, aviation pioneers, humanitarians and authors. 

1985 – First Inductees into the Hall

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame was created to recognize, honor and preserve the achievements of outstanding women who have shaped our state and made significant contributions in their fields. The Hall is dedicated to educating the people of Colorado about these women, whose courage, leadership, creativity and compassion have changed lives and helped elevate the status of women.

Our mission is to inspire by celebrating and sharing the enduring contributions of Colorado’s extraordinary women.

Too often, society has overlooked the accomplishments of women. Our vision is to serve as the leading resource of exciting, dynamic stories of women acting as agents of change for girls and women in society. We seek nominations in odd-numbered years and induct up to 10 women, contemporary and historic, the following year.