2023 Press Releases


Press inquiries, contact:
Barbara Pike Gonzales, CWHF Board of Directors
Barbara Pike Gonzales
G Force PR, LLC / 720-833-8887

CWHF Inductee Juana BordasThe Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Film and Event Honoring National Latina Leader, Author, Activist Juana Bordas DENVER, COLORADO, September 12, 2023 – The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame is proud to announce the premiere of the latest film in its Great Colorado Women series, “Juana Bordas: The Voice and Vision for Latina Leadership” airing on Rocky Mountain PBS on Thursday, September 21 at 7:30 pm. The film honors the story of Juana Bordas, a Latina leader, activist, author, and 1997 inductee into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame.

Juana is a founder of Mi Casa Resource Center and the Circle Latina Leadership. She is the author of two books: The Power of Latino Leadership: Culture, Inclusion and Contribution, and Salsa, Soul, and Spirit: Leadership for a Multicultural Age. A reception honoring Juana and featuring her film will be held on Tuesday, September 26 at 5:30 pm at the SIE Film Center located at 2510 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO. Following the film will be a panel discussion on Latina leadership with fellow Colorado Hall of Fame Inductees Katherine Archuleta, Anna Jo Garcia Haynes and Patricia Barela Rivera. The event is sponsored by Mi Casa Resource Center, Colorado Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Metropolitan State University Foundation and El Pomar Foundation. Tickets are now sold out.


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



DATE: August 9, 2023 Press inquiries, contact:
Barbara Pike Gonzales, CWHF Board of Directors


Barbara Pike Gonzales
G Force PR,  LLC / 720-833-8887

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Now Accepting Nominations for Class of 2024 

Deadline for entries is February 1, 2024

DENVER, COLORADO, August 9, 2023 – Do you know an amazing woman who has made a significant impact on Colorado and its residents? 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 Hall of Fame, Class of 2024. 

The class of 2024 will be inducted in the Spring of 2025, marking the 40th anniversary of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame.  

“Our 40th anniversary milestone is a true testament to the collective power of sharing the stories of these amazing women. We hope this inspires future generations of young girls and women to not only create their own legacy, but continue to honor those who came before them.”

 CWHF Board Chair Barb Beckner

 We welcome nominations of historical and contemporary women who have:
Made significant and enduring contributions to her field(s) or specific life focus

  • Elevated or affirmed the status and helped open/expand new opportunities for women   and others in society 
  • Inspired others as a role model, especially women and girls, by her actions and behaviors
  • Significant ties to Colorado

Nominations are evaluated by an independent selection committee comprised of diverse citizens from around the state who are experts in their fields. 

You can view full nomination guidelines and access nomination forms in English and Spanish at www.cogreatwomen.org/inductees/nominate. All nominations must be received by February 1, 2024.  The Hall will announce the Class of 2024 in June of 2024.

About the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame
Since 1985 the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame has inducted 189 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 were pioneers in their small communities.

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

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For Immediate Release
DATE: March 16 , 2023
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Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Unveils New Social Studies and
Literacy Curriculum

Denver, CO – The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF), in partnership with CU Denver and Colorado Student Leaders Institute , showcased the new female-focused ‘Who Are We?’ curriculum at their Class of 2022 VIP Gala at Colorado University on March 14th.

The collaboratively created curriculum is designed to explore the stories of the women who have shaped the history of Colorado and the nation’s through project-based and experiential learning. It serves as a graduation capstone experience for CO high school students and is also adaptable for any student K-12 and completely aligned to the newest set of CO Social Studies standards.

The Who Are We Curriculum

The ‘Who Are We?’ curriculum is available online to all schools and educators in Colorado, providing comprehensive and engaging resources for teachers and students to learn about the important contributions of women in history  Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame: Celebrating the Contributions of Distinctive Women

“We are thrilled to offer this new ‘Who Are We?’ curriculum to educators across the state of Colorado. It is a comprehensive and engaging resource for teachers and students to learn about the important contributions of women in history,” said Barb Beckner, Chair of the CWHF. “It is our hope that ‘Who Are We?’ will inspire future generations to recognize the important role of women in shaping history and encourage them to become leaders in their own right.”

The curriculum includes lessons, suggested readings, and project-based learning assignments tailored to each student grade level. It enables students to examine the history of women through topics of personal interest, providing an enriching and personalized learning experience. Students can also compete in Colorado’s National History Day cycle, if they choose to do so.

“We are proud to be part of this collaborative initiative with the CWHF in the creation of the ‘Who Are We?’ curriculum,” said Celeste Archer, President of the National History Day in Colorado. “This inspired resource shines a light on a phenomenal group of female changemakers in the state of Colorado, and it provides a wonderful opportunity for Colorado students to get to know these trailblazers in the classroom, in a more meaningful way than they have ever before.”

The ‘Who Are We?’ curriculum is the latest initiative from the CWHF to promote the achievements of women and inspire future generations. For more information and to access the curriculum, please visit the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame website.


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