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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



Beverley McLachlin
Chief Justice of Canada



Isabel Allende
Chilean Author



Betty Friedan
Author / Feminist Leader



Portia Simpson Miller
Prime Minister of Jamaica



Christiane Amanpour



Ruth Bader Ginsburg
U.S. Supreme Court Justice



Khatool Mohammadzai
General, Air Force of Afghanistan



Maya Angelou
American Poet & Author



Katharine Graham
Chairman of the Board, The Washington Post



Anne Murray
Canadian Performing Artist



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



Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
United Nations



Frances Arnold
Nobel Laureate



Alma Guillermoprieto
Author and Journalist



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



Corazon Aquino
President of the Republic of the Philippines



Helen Hayes
First Woman of the American Theater



Ana Palacio
Foreign Affairs Minister of Spain



Mary Barra
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, General Motors Company



Helen Hayes
First Woman of the American Theater



Rosa Parks
Mother of the American Civil Rights Movement



Shirley Temple Black
Child Star & U.S. Diplomat



Audrey Hepburn
International Film Star



Julie Payette
Canadian Astronaut/Engineer



Lindy Boggs
U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican



Jeanne Holm
Major General, U.S. Air Force



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



Roberta Bondar
First Canadian Woman Astronaut



Gale Anne Hurd
Hollywood Film Producer & Screenwriter



Silvia Pinal
Legendary Mexican Actress & Politician



Gro Harlem Brundtland
Prime Minister of Norway



Judith Jamison
American Choreographer



Leontyne Price
Opera Diva



Dr. Linda Buck
Nobel Laureate



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



Condoleezza Rice
U.S. Secretary of State



Kim Campbell
Former Prime Minister of Canada



 Lynn Johnston
Canadian Illustrator



Sally Ride
U.S. Astronaut / Scientist



Demet Sabancı Çetindoğan
Turkish Entrepreneur, Media and Retail Mogul



Jackie Joyner-Kersee
U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist



Mary Robinson
President of Ireland



Eugenia Charles
Prime Minister of Dominica



Nancy Landon Kassebaum
U.S. Senator



Virginia “Ginni” Rometty
Executive Chairman, IBM



Violeta de Chamorro
President of Nicaragua



Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend & Social Pioneer



Wilma Rudolph
U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist



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



Coretta Scott King
American Civil Rights Activist



Fatma Samoura
Secretary General, FIFA



Julia Child
Chef, Author & TV Star



Heidi Klum
German fashion and lifestyle mogul



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



Maureen Harding Clark
Judge, International Criminal Court, Ireland



Dr. Mathilde Krim
AIDS Researcher / Scientist



Muriel Siebert
First Female Member,the New York Stock Exchange



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



Annie Leibovitz
American Photographer



Mary Simon
National Inuit Leader of Canada



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



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



Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
President of Liberia



Nandita Das
Indian actress and filmmaker



Maya Ying Lin
Vietnam & Civil Rights Memorial Architect



Donna Strickland
Nobel Laureate



Dame Sandra Dawson
First Woman Master Oxbridge College



Tzipi Livni
Israeli Foreign Minister



Hanna Suchocka
Prime Minister of Poland


Anita DeFrantz
Catalyst of the International Olympic Movement



Bette Bao Lord
Author / Stateswoman



Patricia Summitt
Sports Legend



Donna de Varona
Olympic Champion, Advocate for Women in Sports



Dr. Susan Love
Breast Cancer Advocate



Maria Tallchief
U.S. Prima Ballerina



Sylvia Earle
American Oceanographer, Explorer & Author



Clare Boothe Luce
Author / Stateswoman



Valentina Tereshkova
First Woman in Space



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


Wangari Maathai
Environmental Activist & Nobel Peace Laureate, Kenya



Margaret Thatcher
Prime Minister of Great Britain



Gloria Estefan
Cuban-American Performer / Humanitarian



Graca Machel
First Lady of Mozambique & South Africa



Simone Veil
French Political Leader



Anna Fendi
Italian fashion empire builder



Susana Malcorra
Foreign Minister of Argentina



Alice Walton



Ella Fitzgerald
American Jazz Artist



Wilma Mankiller
Chief of the Cherokee Nation



Barbara Walters



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