Do You Know an Amazing Woman?

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The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) begins its “Call for Nominations” for the next group of extraordinary women to be inducted. Representing the “Class of 2020,” up to ten women will be inducted in March 2020 during a special celebration in their honor.

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.

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame
Premiers Season 2 of “Great Colorado Women” on Rocky Mountain PBS.
The Historic, Multi-Episode Series Began in Late-February

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) and Rocky Mountain PBS debuted Season Two of a broadcast series focusing on historic and contemporary Colorado women and their little known, under-reported achievements.

Season Two is part of a multi-season series. These stories provide role models to remind women and girls; men and boys, that they can aspire higher to reach their dreams.

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The five-episode series, “Great Colorado
Women,” premiered on Thursday, February 28, 2019, and is produced by the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF). The first episode featured the story of Helen Bonfils: “Miss Helen: Bringing Culture to A Cow Town.” The remaining films include:

  • Arlene Hirschfeld
  • Gudy Gaskill
  • Doreen Pollack
  • Babe Zaharias


March is Women’s History Month – It’s a Big Deal

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The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administrations, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, the Smithsonian, and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum joined in to commemorate and encourage the designation of March as Women’s History Month. It’s all about celebrating women who have played a vital role in American History. Colorado is abundant with women who have made those kinds of contributions.

It’s all about amplifying women’s voices to honor the past, inform the present and inspire the future. The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame tells the stories of amazing women that deepen our understanding of their contributions to America and the world.
CWHF shows how far women have advanced and how as a country, we value their
contributions to America to benefit us all.

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame and
Women of Denver Join Forces
National Mentoring Month Event Kicked Off New Partnership

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The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) Women of Denver (WOD) network, and the Center for Colorado Women’s History (CCWH) held a major panel event featuring CWHF Inductees Juana Bordas, Gerie Grimes, Ding-Wen Hsu, and Gail Schoettler to broaden the reach of the three organizations in educating and inspiring Colorado women of all ages. The partnership supports brand awareness building and community outreach for both, and celebrated National Mentoring Month in January on January 31st.

Girl Scouts of Colorado and Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Launch Colorado Women’s History Patch Program

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’ttaught 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 Launches Education Initiative –
Funding Support Needed

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CWHF is underway with a process to create a curriculum focused on the history of Colorado women and their impact on our state and country. Currently we have 10 films, all airing on RMPBS, and we are engaged in the research process to design a teaching tool/package that is scalable, interactive, fills a niche in K-12 education, and is sustainable for both public and private schools. Research is underway to understand the market need, the gaps, and the relevant funding issues. And, we are very excited about the collaborative, interactive and multipurpose ways in which CWHF can address the needs of K-12, post-secondary women’s studies and youth focused organizations and to have content to help educate about Colorado women and their historical contributions.


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