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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 Ford
President, The Betty Ford Center



Wilma Mankiller
Chief of the Cherokee Nation



Isabel Allende
Chilean Author



Betty Friedan
Author / Feminist Leader



Beverley McLachlin
Chief Justice of Canada



Christiane Amanpour



Ruth Bader Ginsburg
U.S. Supreme Court Justice



Portia Simpson Miller
Prime Minister of Jamaica



Maya Angelou
American Poet & Author



Katharine Graham
Chairman of the Board, The Washington Post



Khatool Mohammadzai
General, Air Force of Afghanistan



Louise Arbour
Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunals in the Hague



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



Anne Murray
Canadian Performing Artist



Frances Arnold
Nobel Laureate



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



Donna Strickland
Nobel Laureate



Dame Sandra Dawson
First Woman Master Oxbridge College



Maya Ying Lin
Vietnam & Civil Rights Memorial Architect



Hanna Suchocka
Prime Minister of Poland


Anita DeFrantz
Catalyst of the International Olympic Movement



Tzipi Livni
Israeli Foreign Minister



Patricia Summitt
Sports Legend



Donna de Varona
Olympic Champion, Advocate for Women in Sports



Bette Bao Lord
Author / Stateswoman



Maria Tallchief
U.S. Prima Ballerina



Sylvia Earle
American Oceanographer, Explorer & Author



Dr. Susan Love
Breast Cancer Advocate



Valentina Tereshkova
First Woman in Space



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


Clare Boothe Luce
Author / Stateswoman



Margaret Thatcher
Prime Minister of Great Britain



Gloria Estefan
Cuban-American Performer / Humanitarian



Wangari Maathai
Environmental Activist & Nobel Peace Laureate, Kenya



Simone Veil
French Political Leader



Anna Fendi
Italian fashion empire builder



Graca Machel
First Lady of Mozambique & South Africa



Alice Walton



Ella Fitzgerald
American Jazz Artist



Susana Malcorra
Foreign Minister of Argentina



Barbara Walters



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