Criteria for Induction into the Hall


How are Inductees Chosen?

Every two years, the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame inducts up to ten exceptional contemporary and historical women nominated by the public into the Hall. A candidate must have strong ties to our state either through birth, residence, the lasting influences of her experiences in Colorado, or by having made her mark here. She must have:

  • Made significant and enduring contributions to her field (40%)
  • Elevated the status of women and helped open new frontiers for women and society (40%)
  • Inspired others, especially women and girls, by her example (20%)

The Hall receives many nominations and some women, who are deserving, may not be chosen within a given year. Nominees are judged on the above criteria and are selected on merit, not endorsement. The selection committee does not know who has nominated the applicant. While there is no guarantee that a woman nominated multiple times will be chosen, nominators are encouraged to resubmit her name for consideration in subsequent years.

Learn more about the nomination process and to nominate someone.