Announcing Legacy Endowment

As we celebrate the 40th Milestone year of the Hall of Fame, we seek to establish a Legacy Fund/Endowment that will provide on-going long term financial support for the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame operations, programs and “Great Colorado Women Film Series”.

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Heartland Emmy Nominations photo, Susan Helms, Jo Ann Cram Joselyn and Emily Howell Warner

Three of the CWHF-Produced “Great Colorado Women” films for Season V have been nominated for a Heartland Emmy!

Susan Helms – “Blazing a Trail to the Stars”  Documentary – Historical

 Jo Ann Cram Joselyn – “Leader in Space Technology”
Environmental /Science/Health/Technology – Long form content
Emily Howell Warner – “Pushing Frontiers in the Sky”
Human Interest/Nostalgia – Long From content

Be a part of making Hattie McDaniel's "Great Colorado Women" film a reality

2024 marks the 85th Anniversary of the Oscar-winning movie “Gone With the Wind”. Hattie McDaniel was the first African American to win an Oscar for her supporting role as Mammy.  The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame would like to produce a “Great Colorado Women” film to celebrate this talented and groundbreaking actress. You can be a part of this by helping CWHF with funding. (Please kindly include a note when donating your gift to go towards the Hattie McDaniel film specifically.)

Help Fund the Film

Click on the names below to watch Season VI of “Great Colorado Women”

Nominations for the Class of 2024 are now closed —
Stay tuned: we will be announcing the new class in July 

We are Excited to Announce CWHF Curriculum:
“Celebrating  Contributions of Distinctive Women”

The CWHF has partnered with National History Day Colorado to provide a Social Studies and Literacy Curriculum designed for Pre-K through 12th grade

Who Are We? 

The curriculum motivates students to examine the history of women through topics that are of personal interest to them. It includes lessons, suggested readings, and project-based learning assignments specifically tailored to each grade level and aligned with Colorado Academic Standards in social studies and literacy.


Capstone Project

After completion of the grade-level specific lessons, students can complete a High School Capstone project that will focus on an Annual Theme that is developed by NHDC. By selecting CWHF as their  INSPIRE, HONOR and PRESERVE women who have contributed to Colorado History.

Celebrating the Contributions of Distinctive Women is AVAILABLE NOW to Colorado teachers and will be a part of the Teacher Training sessions for the 2023-2024 school year.

Thanks to All Who attended our Induction Gala for the Class of 2022

El Pomar Foundation logo 85th Anniversary

Thank you!

Inspiration Partner
El Pomar Foundation

Our Mission

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) mission is to inspire by celebrating and sharing the enduring contributions of Colorado’s distinctive women. To achieve this, CWHF educates 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 CWHF is dedicated to protecting. The women inducted into the Hall of Fame come from diverse backgrounds such as: Pioneers, Politicians, Educators, Entrepreneurs, Minority Leaders, Lawyers and more. 

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame is Made Possible
Through Your Generous Donation.


Testimonials for the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

Shari F. Shink, child advocate, lawyer

Shari Shink, 2016 Inductee

Being part of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame is both exhilarating and humbling. To be among a group of women whose generosity of spirit, persistence, and a vision for a more equitable future, continues to inspire me to do more, give more, and be more. These women are preparing a future that knows no bounds. For young girls everywhere, the women in the Hall of Fame illuminate the possibilities, light the path, and support the journey. I am honored to be part of it.

— Shari Shink


Velveta Golightly-Howell

Velveta Howell, 2020 Inductee

Induction into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame is an honor and a privilege that I will respect by giving more of myself, whenever and wherever an opportunity presents.  My induction is a testament to all those on whose shoulders I stand.  It represents for little girls that, with support and drive, they, too, can realize their purpose and dreams.

— Velveta Golightly-Howell            

100 Years: Celebrate Women’s Right to Vote

Find Out More about the Hall Suffragists

Take our Scavenger Hunt Challenge:
Visit Suffragists of the Hall page to download challenge

Girl Scouts: Earn a Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Patch! Visit our page below to find out how by answering the scavenger hunt questions on the CWHF site and other women’s history sites.

Suffrage Centennial Celebration with CWHF, League of Women Voters of CO and Girl Scouts Colorado

Girl Scouts of Colorado is proud to partnered with the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame and the League of Women Voters of Colorado to offer Girl Scouts  a special opportunity to learn about the 100 year history of the women’s suffrage movement, which ultimately led to the passage of the 19th amendment.

19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”

Girls will learn about the suffrage movement and the women who shaped history. They’ll explore how these actions set the stage for women’s rights throughout history, how the Women’s Rights Movement is still a part of our current lives, and how, through advocacy, we have the power to impact the lives of others. Representatives of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame will teach girls about the history of the movement and about Colorado suffragists, and representatives from the League of Women Voters will talk to girls about how they can take action today to make the world a better place. Girls will also learn about what has changed since 1920, as the 19th Amendment did not grant voting rights for all, specifically women of color.



Girl Scouts of Colorado (GSCO) and the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) have joined forces to create a patch for Girl Scouts of all ages. The history of women isn’t taught in Colorado schools. Since the Girl Scouts provide opportunities for girls to learn by exploring their interests, passions and dreams, the exposure to great Colorado women — both historic and contemporary — provides role models to begin to fill that gap.

If you want more information about the Patch contact

How to Earn the Patch!

Legacies As Tall As Our Mountains

Welcome to the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame!

Take a look at our Events Page! We hold many events around the state, and in Denver.
Our Inductee portraits are available for exhibit. To request a portrait exhibit: Portraits



As a volunteer organization, the Hall enthusiastically welcomes and relies on volunteers who are passionate about our mission.


Your financial support of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame helps us generate awareness about the enduring contributions Colorado women have made throughout our state’s history.

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