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U.S. National Women's Hall of Fame

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  • Janet Rowley (1925 - 2013)
    Janet Davison Rowley (April 5, 1925 – December 17, 2013) was an American human geneticist and the first scientist to identify a chromosomal translocation as the cause of leukemia and other cancers.
  • Aimee Mullins (1975 - d.)
    Aimee Mullins (born July 20, 1975 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is an American athlete, actress, and fashion model who first became famous for her athletic accomplishments. She was born with a medical ...
  • Clare Boothe Luce (1903 - 1987)
    Clare Boothe Luce (born Ann Boothe) was the second illegitimate child of Anna Clara Schneider and William Franklin Boothe. Raised in New York City by her divorced mother, she attended private schools...
  • Temple Grandin
    I think using animals for food is an ethical thing to do, but we've got to do it right. We've got to give those animals a decent life, and we've got to give them a painless death. We owe the animal res...

The National Women's Hall of Fame was created in 1969 in Seneca Falls, New York, the location of the 1848 Women's Rights Convention. The mission of the Hall is

"to honor in perpetuity those women, citizens of the United States of America, whose contributions to the arts, athletics, business, education, government, the humanities, philanthropy and science, have been the greatest value for the development of their country."

The National Women's Hall of Fame inducts distinguished American women through a rigorous national honors selection process involving representatives of the nation's important organizations and areas of expertise. Nominees are selected on the basis of:

  • The changes they created that affect the social, economic or cultural aspects of society
  • The significant national or global impact and results of change due to their achievement
  • The enduring value of their achievements or changes.

As of 2011, 236 women have been inducted into the hall.

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When adding women to the project, please remember to include a link to their profile in our master list below. Names in the project should also be designated with bold text.

Inductees

A full list of inductees can be found via the Hall's website. It is also archived in the "Documents" section of this project.

As you add profiles to the project, please also list them here as part of the master list under the appropriate heading (add as necessary), along with a brief description of why they are notable. Please also include the year they were inducted after their name.

Actors

  • Lucille Ball (2001), Emmy-winning comedian, actor, model, and film executive

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Explorers

  • Amelia Earhart (1973), aviation pioneer and first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross

Text incorporated from Wikipedia.