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U.S. National Women's Hall of Fame

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  • Amelia Bloomer (1818 - 1894)
    Amelia Jenks Bloomer (May 27, 1818 – December 30, 1894) was an American advocate of women's rights and temperance. Her name became associated with the women's clothing style known as "bloomers."...
  • <private> Brinker (Goodman)
    Nancy Goodman Brinker is the founder and Chair of Global Strategy of Susan G. Komen, an organization named after her only sister, Susan, who died from breast cancer in 1980 at age 36. Brinker was als...
  • Chien-Shiung Wu 吳健雄 (1912 - 1997)
    Chien-Shiung Wu - 吴健雄 ; traditional Chinese: 吳健雄; pinyin: Wú Jiànxióng, May 31, 1912 – February 16, 1997) was a Chinese American ex...
  • Rosalyn Yalow, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1977 (1921 - 2011)
    Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (July 19, 1921 – May 30, 2011) was an American medical physicist, and a co-winner of the 1977 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (together with Roger Guillemin and Andre...
  • Mary Harriman Rumsey (1881 - 1934)
    Mary Harriman Rumsey (November 17, 1881 – December 18, 1934) was the founder of The Junior League for the Promotion of Settlement Movements, later known as the Junior League of the City of New...

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.