Colorado Women's Hall of Fame

Lenore E. Walker

Inductee Name

Lenore E. Walker

Place of Birth

New York

Date of Birth

1941

Year Inducted

1987

Category

Medicine / Healthcare

Sponsor

Linda Scherrer

Impact

Nationwide

Lenore E. Walker has been a pioneer in the field of domestic violence in her private practice as well as at the state, national, and international levels. She is a licensed psychologist and, prior to moving to Florida, was president and chief executive officer of Walker & Associates of Denver. She also founded the Domestic Violence Institute, which conducts research on family violence. Lenore has been instrumental in the design and development of policy, training programs, and legislative reform and frequently testifies as an expert witness in legal actions involving abused persons. She wrote “The Battered Woman,” a groundbreaking book of interviews with abused women that won the Distinguished Media Award in 1979. She also wrote “Getting It All: Women in the Eighties, Women and Mental Health” and “The Battered Woman Syndrome.”