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U.S. National Women's Hall of Fame

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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 2021, 303 women had been inducted into the hall. A full list of inductees can be found via the Hall's website.

Text incorporated from Wikipedia.