2018 COLORADO WOMEN’S HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES NAMED

An Astronaut, Lt. Governor, Educators, Non-Profit Leaders, Community Builders
and a Journalist Top the List
DENVER, Oct. 25 , 2017 – An astronaut, four nonprofit leaders and activists, a university chancellor, a former  Colorado Lt. Governor, a journalist and suffragette, an educator of the deaf, and a community builder and cattle owner comprise the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Class of 2018. These ten inductees become the next group of extraordinary contemporary and historical women with significant ties to Colorado, who have made enduring and exemplary contributions to their fields, inspired and elevated the status of women andhelped open new frontiers for women and society.

“Extraordinary is the operative word,” says Beth Barela, Chair of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF). “These women are unsung heroes who have endured with superlative strength, beauty and love. They deserve to have their stories told and to be honored as shining examples of the potential of all women.” The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame was founded in 1985. Every two years, the organization inducts contemporary and historical women with significant ties to Colorado; who have made enduring and
exemplary contributions to their fields, elevated the status of women, helped open new frontiers for women and society, and have been sources of inspiration for others by their example.

Since its founding, the CWHF has inducted 152 women from many races, backgrounds, economic levels, career choices, political philosophies, and religious beliefs for their outstanding contributions to society. The lives of these extraordinary women are proof of what can be achieved with passion, commitment, spirit, grit and the grace to stand tall in the face of obstacles. They are trailblazers, visionaries, and women of courage, glass-ceiling breakers, innovators, and rule changers in all walks of life. Their contributions span
Colorado’s colorful and storied history, reaching all four corners of our state, and have spread to touch our nation and our world.

About the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame:
The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame was created to recognize, honor and preserve the contributions of trailblazing Colorado women. Both historical and contemporary women have shared foresight, vision and accomplishment, but lacked a forum for recognition. Since 1985, the Hall has inducted 152 extraordinary women who have been outstanding in their field, elevated the status of women, helped open new frontiers for women or inspired others by their example. Inductees include scientists, teachers, social activists, philanthropists, authors, business leaders, elected officials and more.


 

Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Names Beth Barela Board Chair

Adds Three New Directors
DENVER, September 27, 2017 – The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) has named a new board chair and three new directors.  Beth Barela is the new board chair.  New directors include Deb Dufour, Kirstin Marr and Beth Drum.  Betty Heid, outgoing board chair, remains onboard for another X year(s) and will continue to champion CWHF’s educational video production initiatives.

Beth Barela’s career has been spent leading teams of IT professionals responsible for data centers across the western portion of the US.  She currently owns and runs WWC Ltd, an IT consulting and leadership coaching company.  Recent clients include Kaiser, IQWired, and PEAK Resources.

Deb DufourIs the Director of Business Process Outsource (BPO) at PRG.  In her leadership role, Dufour provides strategic and operational oversight to PRG’s  Business Process Division, leading the team in its respective business service offerings.   She will put those skills to good work for CWHF, leading the organization’s strategic planning process and serving as its historian.

Representing CWHF in Southern and Western Colorado, Beth Drum currently serves as Senior Vice President for Alpine Bank, Durango.  Her primary focus has been in marketing, business, and community development.  Contributing her time to make a difference in local communities is a passion as exemplified by the numerous leadership positions she has held at various organizations outside of banking.  She served as Chairwoman of the Mercy Health Foundation board, past president of the Durango Chamber of Commerce, and has served on the Women’s Resource Center board. She is currently serving on the Southwest Council for El Pomar

Kirstin Marr is CMO of Valen Analytics, a data analytics firm serving the property and casualty insurance industry. Marr’s background is in marketing leading edge technology firms. She has a Master’s degree from The University of Denver and a Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Chico.  For CWHF, Marr will manage Inductee relations for the new 2018 Inductees as well as with the more than 150 women currently in the Hall.

Past Board Chair, Betty Heid, has spent four years ensuring the success of Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame.  She is now focusing on preserving the history of its Inductees through videos, to be shown on PBS and used as educational material.  Heid will remain on the board through August 2018.

“Accepting the responsibility as Chair of Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame has crystalized my observation that most women are passionate about making their environment better for the people that are being impacted, yet do not seek acknowledgement for their accomplishments,” Barela says. “It is the mission of Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame to tell the stories of our 152 remarkable Inductees in order to inspire others to confidently follow their dreams, and aspire higher.”

The all-volunteer CWHF Board of Directors donates expertise, intelligence, and time to share the stories of the women in the Hall through its website, portrait exhibits, speaker’s bureaus, events, and soon to be videos.  The organization is about to induct up to 10 new women in March of 2018.  “The women in the Hall are unsung heroes — hidden figures — who have endured with superlative strength, beauty and love,” says Barela.  “They deserve absolute respect and acknowledgment.  They are shining examples of the potential of all women. Their accomplishments are worthy of being emulated and have shaped history as well as transformed lives.”


Join the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame
for an Evening of Wine & Chocolate October 17

DENVER – September 19, 2017 — The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame will be holding a Wine & Chocolate Pairing Class October 17, 2017. The featured speaker is Jo Ann Cram Joselyn, PhD., the first American women to serve as Secretary General of the Informational Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, a space scientist and space weather forecaster.  Chocolate Therapist, Julie Pech, will follow Joselyn’s presentation to demonstrate and discuss how to pair wine and chocolate.

The event will be held at Liberty Oilfield Services, 950 17th Street, Suite #2400 in Downtown Denver. Questions? Call 303-271-3599. Ticket price is $40.00 Purchase tickets:  https://www.cogreatwomen.org/product/chocolate-wine-pairing-september-20-2017-6-830pm/

Sponsors supporting CWHF’s Wine & Chocolate evening of inspiration include Project Resources Group, Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development, Liberty Oilfield Services, Jet Linx, Women’s Energy Network/Colorado, Women in Technology, Women’s Collaborative, Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Gwenivere Snyder, Keller Williams Realty, and the Athena Project.

CWHF is joined by its 2018 Induction Media Partners Colorado Expression magazine, The Denver Business Journal, KMGH-The Denver Channel 7, Entravision and LaVoz

About the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame was created to recognize, honor and preserve the contributions of trailblazing Colorado women. Both historical and contemporary women have shared foresight, vision and accomplishment, but lacked a forum for recognition. Since 1985, the Hall has inducted 152 extraordinary women who have been outstanding in their field, elevated the status of women, helped open new frontiers for women or inspired others by their example. Inductees include scientists, teachers, social activists, philanthropists, authors, business leaders, elected officials and more.


Colorado Expression, Denver Business Journal, KMGH-TV, 8.50 KOA, and LaVoz Join First Wave of Hall of Fame Partners for the Class of 2018.

DENVER – Aug. 2017 –The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) is pleased to announce its new media partnerships in support of the CWHF’s induction of newly-chosen women into the Hall in March 2018. The Denver Business Journal, Colorado Expression, KMGH-The Denver Channel, 850 KOA and LaVoz join the CWHF to help honor and recognize its next group of extraordinary women to be inducted into the Hall. Representing the “Class of 2018,” up to ten women will be inducted in March 2018 during a special celebration in their honor. Nominations closed on August 1, 2017.

Every two years, the CWHF inducts contemporary and historical women with significant ties to Colorado who have made enduring and exemplary contributions to their fields, elevated the status of women and helped open new frontiers for women and society, and inspired others, especially women and girls by their example. The Inductees’ inspirational stories demonstrate what women are and have done previously that shaped our state and the world y taking risks and following their dreams.

“Women, and especially young girls, need role models who share a similar drive and vision in life, education, business, and personal development,” says Betty Heid, chair of CWHF. “Too many of today’s girls and young women still struggle with low self esteem, the deeply rooted belief that they “can’t,” or that certain obstacles are insurmountable. Having role models to study, emulate, and help them find ways to succeed is critical in women being able to create a healthy, happy, productive future for themselves.”

Since 1985 the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame has inducted 152 women of various races, backgrounds, economic levels, career choices, political philosophies, and religious beliefs united by their outstanding contributions to society.


The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame is Accepting Nominations of Amazing Women
Deadline for entries is August 1, 2017; 5 Weeks and Counting Down

DENVER – June 27, 2017 – Do you know an amazing woman? The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) begins its “Call for Nominations” for its next group of extraordinary women to be inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. Representing the “Class of 2018,” up to ten women will be inducted in March 2018 during a special celebration in their honor. The August 1 deadline for nominations is fast approaching – five weeks to go.

Every two years, the CWHF inducts contemporary and historical women with significant ties to Colorado who have made enduring and exemplary contributions to their fields, elevated the status of women and helped open new frontiers for women and society, and inspired others, especially women and girls by their example.

“Women, and especially young girls, need role models who share a similar drive and vision in life, education, business, and personal development,” says Betty Heid, chair of CWHF. “Too many of today’s girls and young women still struggle with low self esteem, the deeply rooted belief that they “can’t,” or that certain obstacles are insurmountable. Having role models to study, emulate, and help them find ways to succeed is critical in women being able to create a healthy, happy, productive future for themselves.”

Since 1985 the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame has inducted 152 women of various races, backgrounds, economic levels, career choices, political philosophies, and religious beliefs united by their outstanding contributions to society.

The lives of these extraordinary women are shining examples of what can be achieved with passion, commitment, spirit, and the willingness to stand tall in the face of obstacles. They are trailblazers, visionaries, women of courage, glass-ceiling breakers, innovators, and rule changers in all walks of life. Their contributions span Colorado’s colorful and storied history, reach to its four corners, and have spread to touch our nation and our world.

They are teachers, doctors, scientists, politicians, social activists, bankers, newspaper publishers, philanthropists, humanitarians, authors, a symphony conductor, a former prime minister, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, a jurist, a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, an historical preservationist, a true Western pioneer, an aviation pioneer, a former Miss America, and a Cheyenne princess, to name a few. While some are well known throughout Colorado and the nation, others are pioneers in their small communities.

Nominations are generated by members of the community who put forward a wide variety of extraordinary women. These nominations are evaluated by an independent selection committee comprised of diverse citizens from around the state who are experts in their fields. Six contemporary and four historical into the Hall must meet the following criteria:

  • Women who have made enduring contributions in their field
  • Elevated the status of women/girls
  • Helped open new frontiers for women and society

The Hall believes that individuals, businesses, and organizations that submit nominations for the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame send a strong message that women and their contributions matter.

Nominations are due by August 1, 2017. Tips and more information about the selection criteria as well as nomination forms are available to download at: https://www.cogreatwomen.org/inductees/nominate/

Women of Excellence Portrait Exhibit

GRAND JUNCTION, June 1 – The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame,  Museums of Western Colorado and Chevron have joined forces to bring  Women of Excellence:  The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Collection”  to Western Colorado. The Collection will be on display at Museum of the West in downtown Grand Junction from June 2 through Labor Day weekend.

“Women of Excellence” is a one-of-a-kind presentation of women who are true heroes and shining examples of the potential of all women.  Featuring such inductees as Golda Meir, Madeleine Albright, Judy Collins, Baby Doe Tabor, Temple Grandin and even Chipeta, the exhibition of 152 inductee portraits and profiles honors women who have significantly impacted Colorado and the world, and

“The Museums of Western Colorado is proud to bring the stories of these trend-setting women from throughout Colorado’s history to our community,” says Museums’ Executive Director Peter Booth.  “The Museums are particularly excited to present and highlight those inductees who have made a difference in Western Colorado, and hope this presentation will help to increase interest in nomination and induction of additional outstanding women from our region.”

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame highlights extraordinary women and their accomplishments, which have advanced the roles of today’s women to levels of heightened recognition and models of inspiration.

“Inspiration is what the Hall is about,” says Betty Heid, Board Chair for the Hall.  “We believe that shining a light on our inductees and the wide diversity represented by their contributions, ethnic backgrounds, economic levels, careers and beliefs, continues to impact the lives of others and elevate the status of women.”  Heid also emphasized that presenting the Hall’s “Women of Excellence” Collection on the Western Slope is part of an ongoing effort to further the Hall’s mission as a statewide organization

“As a presenting sponsor, Chevron wants to share these stories of amazing women to illustrate how others can use their talents and dreams to achieve the extraordinary, and the potential of each person to make a difference,” says Cary Baird, Museums’ board member and Policy, Government, and Public Affairs Field Representative at Chevron.

Other exhibition sponsors include Fairfield Inn and Suites, Girls on the Run of Western Colorado, Hilltop Senior Living Community, Mesa County Libraries, Terra Partners and Whitewater Hill Vineyards.

A private reception is being held on the evening prior to exhibition opening.  The public is invited to attend a presentation at 9:30 am. on Friday, June 2 at the Central Mesa County Library Community Room.  Featured speakers will be Jill Tietjen, CWHF Inductee and  Heid.  Reservations are not required, but seating is limited.

CWHF currently is accepting nominations from the public for up to 10 women to be inducted into the Hall in 2018.  Deadline for nominations is August 1, 2017.  The Induction Ceremony will be March 28,, 2017 in Denver.

About the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame:

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame was created to recognize, honor and preserve the contributions of trailblazing Colorado women. Both historical and contemporary women have shared foresight, vision and accomplishment, but lacked a forum for recognition. Since 1985, the Hall has inducted 152 extraordinary women who have been outstanding in their field, elevated the status of women, helped open new frontiers for women or inspired others by their example. Inductees include scientists, teachers, social activists, philanthropists, authors, business leaders, elected officials and more.


Join the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame – 13th Annual Magic on Main Street Littleton Block Party in Historic Downtown Littleton

DENVER – April 26, 2017– The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame will participate in the 13th Annual Historic Downtown Littleton Block Party on June 10, 2017. This family-friendly event runs from 6-11pm on Main Street. This event features food, beer and wine, 6 stages of music, 2 firework shows, and other activities. Event is free to attend. Tickets may be purchased for food and drinks. Join us and learn more about the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. This event is a great party!

About the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame
The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame was created to recognize, honor and preserve the contributions of trailblazing Colorado women. Both historical and contemporary women have shared foresight, vision and accomplishment, but lacked a forum for recognition. Since 1985, the Hall has inducted 152 extraordinary women who have been outstanding in their field, elevated the status of women, helped open new frontiers for women or inspired others by their example. Inductees include scientists, teachers, social activists, philanthropists, authors, business leaders, elected officials and more.


“Inspiring Conversations with Great Women” Panel Shares, Wisdom and Experience

Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Showcases Extraordinary Women

FORT COLLINS, CO – Feb. 22, 2017 – The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) presents Inspiring Conversations With Great Women, a panel discussion unlike any other. The panelists will share their career and life experiences and the wisdom they gained along the way.   The event will be held Monday, April 3 from 6-7:30pm at the Poudre River Public Library – Old Town in Fort Collins.  Light refreshments and a networking session will follow the panel discussion.

Conversations with Great Women features panelists Beth Walker, Ph.D., and Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Inductees Temple Grandin, Ph.D. and Diana Wall Ph.D. The event is one of many held by CWHF to recognize, honor and preserve the enduring contributions of extraordinary Colorado women, establish connections throughout the Northern Colorado area, and encourage attendees to broaden the way they imagine their future.

About the Panelists

  • Beth Walker, Ph.D.: Walker, previously the chair of the marketing department at Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Business and accomplished scholar and leader, was named the dean of Colorado State University’s College of Business in 2015. Walker attended Virginia Tech to complete her undergraduate degree and received both her master’s and Ph.D. from Penn State. As the first female dean, Walker has led the business college for the past two years.
  • Temple Grandin, Ph.D.: As a professor of animal sciences for more than two decades, Grandin has made immense contributions to the livestock industry which continue to shape, innovate and advance approaches to livestock handling.  She is also known internationally as an autism author and spokesperson. Grandin was recently named to the National Women’s Hall of Fame, one of only 10 women to receive the honor this year.
  • Diana Wall, Ph.D.: a CSU Distinguished Professor and Director of the School of Global Environmental Sustainability, is responsible for helping faculty and students contribute to progress towards a sustainable future. As a soil ecologist and environmental scientist, she is engaged in research on the consequences of human activities on soil globally. Wall currently serves as Science Chair for the Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative.

Join Chandy Ghosh, member of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame board, as she moderates the panel, in an educational evening about the speakers, the Hall and how to nominate a remarkable woman. The Hall believes that empowering women to be all they can be, begins with positive engagement with prominent female role models,” said Ghosh.  “Their stories are dynamic and demonstrate how these women helped shape our state, our nation, and much more.”  Ghosh says that through this engagement, the CWHF motivates the future generation of women leaders in Colorado. Ghosh is a well-known CIO passionate about mentoring women and minorities.

About The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame was created to recognize, honor and preserve the contributions of trail-blazing Colorado women. Both historical and contemporary women have shared foresight, vision and accomplishment, but lacked a forum for recognition. Since 1985, the Hall has inducted 152 extraordinary women who have been outstanding in their field, elevated the status of women, helped open new frontiers for women or inspired others by their example. Inductees include scientists, teachers, social activists, philanthropists, authors, business leaders, elected officials and more. To view all 152 inductees, visit the website: www.cogreatwomen.org.


Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Founder and Museums of the West to Present Grit and Grace: Great Colorado Women

GRAND JUNCTION, Aug. 16 – The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) and Museums of Western Colorado will hold an afternoon with M.L. Hanson, the Hall’s founder, on August 26th. “Women of Excellence: The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Collection” opened in June in Western Colorado and will run through Labor Day weekend. Hanson will present Grit & Grace: Great Colorado Women and their stories.

“Women of Excellence” is a one-of-a-kind presentation of women who are true heroes and shining examples of the potential of all women. Featuring such inductees as Golda Meir, Madeleine Albright, Judy Collins, Baby Doe Tabor, Temple Grandin and Chipeta, the exhibition of 152 inductee portraits and profiles honors women who have significantly impacted Colorado, America and the world.

Hanson’s Grit & Grace presentation will introduce the inspiring stories of extraordinary women who have been inducted into the CWHF. Their groundbreaking accomplishments, many times overcoming difficult challenges, have been amazing and contributed to enhancing diverse fields of endeavor from the arts and culture and to science and technology. Hanson’s lecture begins at 2:00 p.m. at the Whitman Education Center, Museums of the West, directly followed at 3:00 p.m. by a special tour of the full exhibit, and a cookie and lemonade reception at 4:00 p.m.

“The Museums of Western Colorado is proud to have brought the stories of these trend-setting women from throughout Colorado’s history to our community over the summer,” says Museums’ Executive Director Peter Booth. “The Museums are particularly excited to host the CWHF’s founder and, as such, continue to present and highlight those inductees who have made a difference in Western Colorado.”

The CWHF highlights extraordinary women and their accomplishments, which have advanced the roles of today’s women to levels of heightened recognition and models of inspiration. “Inspiration is what the Hall is about,” says Hanson. “We established the Hall to shine a light on our inductees and the wide diversity represented by their contributions, ethnic backgrounds, economic levels, careers and beliefs,” Hanson also emphasized that her lecture and the exhibit, Women of Excellence,” on the Western Slope has been part of an ongoing effort to further the Hall’s mission as a statewide organization.

Grit and Grace is presented by Chevron with support from ANB Bank, Girl Scouts of Colorado, AAUW, Colorado Girls on the Run of Western Colorado, Hilltop Senior Living Communities, Terra Energy Partners and Mesa County Libraries. In-kind sponsors include Whitewater Hill Vineyards, Downtown hotels/Fairfield Inn and Suites, KREX NewsChannel 5, and Rocky Mountain PBS. The event is open to the public.

About the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame:
The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame was created to recognize, honor and preserve the contributions of trailblazing Colorado women. Both historical and contemporary women have shared foresight, vision and accomplishment, but lacked a forum for recognition. Since 1985, the Hall has inducted 152 extraordinary women who have been outstanding in their field, elevated the status of women, helped open new frontiers for women or inspired others by their example. Inductees include scientists, teachers, social activists, philanthropists, authors, business leaders, elected officials and more.

To learn more about inductees, visit: Women In the Hall

National Women’s Hall of Fame Celebrates Colorado Hall-of-Famers 

Temple Grandin and Carol Mutter
DENVER, Feb. 9, 2017 — The National Women’s Hall of Fame (NWHF) announced that 10 American women were added to the ranks of inductees whose leadership and achievements have changed the course of American history. Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) honorees Temple Grandin, Ph.D. and Lt. General Carol Mutter, were among the ten new national inductees.

The national announcement was made at a press event on February 7 in Seneca Falls, NY, at the Gould Hotel.  This historic location, the birthplace of women’s rights, provided the setting for the announcement and was the place of the first women’s rights convention.

“History is told in many ways, but the Hall’s mission has been to tell women’s history as American history and in Colorado, our state’s history,” says Betty Heid, Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame board chair.  “Colorado women continue to rank among the nearly 300 national inductees who have changed the course and culture of the U.S. across the fields of arts, athletics, business, education, government, humanities, philanthropy and science.“

Inducted to the CWHF in 2012, Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is an animal sciences innovator and champion of farm animal welfare whose masterly designs for livestock handling systems transformed the industry and are used worldwide today.  Diagnosed at age two with Autism Spectrum Disorder, she experienced the anxiety of feeling threatened by her environment and went on to apply insights gained from her experience to conceptualize equipment that reduced animal stress during the livestock handling process.  Her life and work have “revolutionized the study of autism,” captured in the title of her Ted Talk: “The World Needs All Kinds of Minds.”  Dr. Grandin currently conducts research, teaches and consults internationally on autism, animal behavior and handling, as well as advancing quality standards and assurance in the meat and livestock industries safety.  (photo?)

General Mutter was inducted into the CWHF in 2004. She served for over 31 years in the US Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Lieutenant General and achieving many firsts, including first woman Marine three-star general, first woman to be qualified as Command Center Crew Commander / Space Commander at US Space Command, and first woman of general/flag rank to command a major deployable tactical command (3rd Force Service Support Group in Okinawa, Japan).  At the time that she became the first woman Marine Major General she was the senior active duty woman across all military services.  She entered the Marines when 1 percent of Marines were women and no women were in the deployed services.

Since returning to civilian life, General Mutter has continued to work on behalf of women Marines and is a role model for many.

About the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame: 

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame was created to recognize, honor and preserve the contributions of trailblazing Colorado women. Both historical and contemporary women have shared foresight, vision and accomplishment, but lacked a forum for recognition. Since 1985, the Hall has inducted 152 extraordinary women who have been outstanding in their field, elevated the status of women, helped open new frontiers for women or inspired others by their example. Inductees include scientists, teachers, social activists, philanthropists, authors, business leaders, elected officials and more.

To learn more about inductees, visit: Women In the Hall


Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Presents Portrait Exhibit in Honor of Black History Month

DENVER – January 10, 2017 – In honor of Black History Month, the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) is displaying inductee portraits at the Blair-Caldwell Denver Public Library Branch.  The exhibit opens January 23 and ends February 28, 2017.
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history.

In Colorado, visionary and trail-blazing women of color from the past and present are honored through this exhibit for their connection and contribution to shaping the state.  CWHF’s inductee portraits bring greater recognition and awareness of Colorado’s great women, past and present.

Too often, society has overlooked the accomplishments of women. CWHF’s 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.

Celebrate the extraordinary women of Colorado throughout the month of February.  The Blair-Caldwell Denver Public Library is located at 2401 Welton St., Denver, CO 80205.  For more information, go to https://history.denverlibrary.org/blair

About the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame:

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame was created to recognize, honor and preserve the contributions of trailblazing Colorado women. Both historical and contemporary women have shared foresight, vision and accomplishment, but lacked a forum for recognition. Since 1985, the Hall has inducted 152 extraordinary women who have been outstanding in their field, elevated the status of women, helped open new frontiers for women or inspired others by their example. Inductees include scientists, teachers, social activists, philanthropists, authors, business leaders, elected officials and more.

To learn more about inductees, visit: https://www.cogreatwomen.org/inductees/women-in-the-hall/

 

 



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