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Check Out Our Latest Partnership with Girl Scouts of Colorado!

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.

CWHF highlights extraordinary women, their accomplishments and impact on Colorado, the United States and even the world. Hall inductees are women who, through grit and grace, have advanced the roles of today’s women to levels of heightened recognition and models of inspiration. “Who better than CWHF to provide an adventure in learning about contemporary and historic Colorado women,” asks Beth Barela, CWHF board chair.

How to Earn the Patch!

CWHF Wins Heartland Emmy!

In March of 2018, CWHF premiered a film series featuring 5 Inductees on Rocky Mountain PBS.  The category for Best Music Composition/Arrangement was awarded to CWHF for the episode, “Saving the Soul of Denver” featuring CWHF Inductee Dana Crawford, who is a visionary preservationist and developer who worked to preserve historic downtown Denver.  The Hall gives thanks and gratitude to former Video Chair, Betty Heid, Lisa Downing, composer and pianist, Rebecca Martinez, and Enchanted Road Productions Bill Ranshaw and Rick Higgins who were also involved and awarded in this endeavor!

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Listen to Extraordinary Women Podcasts


We are pleased to announce the CWHF is embarking on a film project on some of our incredible inductees – our first video on Marion Downs was nominated for a Heartland Emmy! Season One Premiered in March of 2018 and we are looking forward to Season Two of “Great Colorado Women” starting in late February of 2019. 

Watch all Season One films:

Film Premiere on Rocky Mountain PBS! 

More News


The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) has named three new board members, Barbara Beckner, Co-Chair of Fundraising, KD Sirek, CPA as the new CWHF Treasurer, and Jill Wright, who will fill the role of the Events Board Chair. All reside in the Metro-Denver area.


Inductee Film Project Heads to Durango

March 2018

2018 Induction Gala at the Denver Hilton City Center

CWHF celebrates Women’s History Month at CSU-Pueblo

The exhibit, which celebrates the enduring contributions of Colorado women, will begin today and run through March 15 at the Library and Academic Resources Center.  Contact Us 303.271.3599

March 1st – March 31st: Portrait Exhibit at Coffee at the Point in Denver

March 21st: Juana Bordas will be discussing her book, “Salsa, Soul, and Spirit. Leadership for a Multicultural Age” on Wednesday, March 21st, at 6:30 at Coffee at the Point, 710 E. 26th Ave, Denver. Juana will also be selling and signing her book.

January, 2018
Denver Urban Spectrum Magazine: CWHF 2018 Induction feature article.
Denver Urban Spectrum Feature

October 2017

As a part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame was featured in a La Voz Article:
Colorado Latinas Provide Role Models 

“Role models ignite our desire to make our own unique impact on the world,” says Beth Barela, CWHF Board Chair. “The seeds of some of our greatest ideas and plans originated from observing our heroes and learning their stories. In short, you cannot be what you cannot see.”