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International Hall of Fame

Since 1985, the International Hall of Fame Awards Gala has been the most important annual event for the organization, honoring the women leaders tackling urgent issues facing the world. The awardees are transformative figures whose contributions to society are outsized on a global scale.

Madeleine Albright
U.S. Secretary of State



Betty Friedan
Author / Feminist Leader



Beverley McLachlin
Chief Justice of Canada


Isabel Allende
Chilean Author



Ruth Bader Ginsburg
U.S. Supreme Court Justice



Portia Simpson Miller
Prime Minister of Jamaica


Christiane Amanpour



Katharine Graham
Chairman of the Board, The Washington Post



Khatool Mohammadzai
General, Air Force of Afghanistan


Maya Angelou
American Poet & Author



Madam Gu Xiulian
Former Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China


Anne Murray
Canadian Performing Artist


Louise Arbour
Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunals in the Hague



Alma Guillermoprieto
Author and Journalist



Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
United Nations


Corazon Aquino
President of the Republic of the Philippines



Helen Hayes
First Woman of the American Theater



Sandra Day O’Connor
U.S. Supreme Court Justice


Shirley Temple Black
Child Star & U.S. Diplomat



Dorothy Height
President, National Council of Negro Women



Ana Palacio
Foreign Affairs Minister of Spain


Lindy Boggs
U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican



Audrey Hepburn
International Film Star



Rosa Parks
Mother of the American Civil Rights Movement


Roberta Bondar
First Canadian Woman Astronaut



Jeanne Holm
Major General, U.S. Air Force



Julie Payette
Canadian Astronaut/Engineer


Gro Harlem Brundtland
Prime Minister of Norway



Gale Anne Hurd
Hollywood Film Producer & Screenwriter



Nancy Pelosi
First woman Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives


Dr. Linda Buck
Nobel Laureate



Judith Jamison
American Choreographer



Silvia Pinal
Legendary Mexican Actress & Politician


Kim Campbell
Former Prime Minister of Canada



Paula Adina Johnson
Pioneering Doctor and Champion for Women’s Health



Leontyne Price
Opera Diva


Demet Sabancı Çetindoğan
Turkish Entrepreneur, Media and Retail Mogul



Lynn Johnston
Canadian Illustrator



Condoleezza Rice
U.S. Secretary of State


Eugenia Charles
Prime Minister of Dominica



Jackie Joyner-Kersee
U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist



Sally Ride
U.S. Astronaut / Scientist


Violeta de Chamorro
President of Nicaragua



Nancy Landon Kassebaum
U.S. Senator



Mary Robinson
President of Ireland


Madam Chen Zhili
President, All-China Women’s Federation



Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend & Social Pioneer



Wilma Rudolph
U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist


Julia Child
Chef, Author & TV Star



Coretta Scott King
American Civil Rights Activist



Donna Shalala
US Secretary of Health & Human Services and Academic Leader


Maureen Harding Clark
Judge, International Criminal Court, Ireland



Heidi Klum
German fashion and lifestyle mogul



Muriel Siebert
First Female Member,the New York Stock Exchange


Hillary Rodham Clinton
former First Lady, US Senator, Secretary of State



Dr. Mathilde Krim
AIDS Researcher / Scientist



Mary Simon
National Inuit Leader of Canada


Olga María del Carmen Sánchez Cordero
Minister, Supreme Court of Justice, Mexico



Annie Leibovitz
American Photographer



Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
President of Liberia


Nandita Das
Indian actress and filmmaker



Dr. Ellen Li
Women’s Rights Activist, Hong Kong



Hanna Suchocka
Prime Minister of Poland

Dame Sandra Dawson
First Woman Master Oxbridge College



Maya Ying Lin
Vietnam & Civil Rights Memorial Architect



Patricia Summitt
Sports Legend


Anita DeFrantz
Catalyst of the International Olympic Movement



Tzipi Livni
Israeli Foreign Minister



Maria Tallchief
U.S. Prima Ballerina


Donna de Varona
Olympic Champion, Advocate for Women in Sports



Bette Bao Lord
Author / Stateswoman



Valentina Tereshkova
First Woman in Space


Sylvia Earle
American Oceanographer, Explorer & Author



Dr. Susan Love
Breast Cancer Advocate



Margaret Thatcher
Prime Minister of Great Britain


Nawal El Moutawakel
First Moroccan and first African Muslim Woman to win Olympic Gold



Clare Boothe Luce
Author / Stateswoman



Simone Veil
French Political Leader

Gloria Estefan
Cuban-American Performer / Humanitarian



Wangari Maathai
Environmental Activist & Nobel Peace Laureate, Kenya



Alice Walton

Anna Fendi
Italian fashion empire builder



Graca Machel
First Lady of Mozambique & South Africa



Barbara Walters


Ella Fitzgerald
American Jazz Artist



Susana Malcorra
Foreign Minister of Argentina




Betty Ford
President, The Betty Ford Center



Wilma Mankiller
Chief of the Cherokee Nation





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