2020 Spring Elevate Newsletter
Barb Beckner named as new Board Chair
Barb Beckner has assumed the leadership of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame following the decision by current chair Deborah Radman to step down to focus on her business and her family.

“We are sad to announce that Deborah has decided to leave the Hall board of directors. The past few months of the pandemic have immensely increased her professional responsibilities with clients that need to maintain a constant stream of communication with constituencies. Her decision is based on priorities – to her business and her family,” said Beckner.

Beckner is a senior business development consultant working with clients in engaging the federal sector and has called Colorado home for the last 30 years. Beckner is passionate about inspiring the next generation with the achievements and legacies of the Hall’s extraordinary women.

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame’s mission is to inspire by celebrating and sharing the enduring contributions of Colorado’s extraordinary women. In our 35th anniversary year, we look forward to continuing to inspire our community through the legacies of the 172 women in the Hall. These women of various races, backgrounds, economic levels, careers, political philosophies, and religious beliefs are united by their outstanding achievements. For more information about the Hall, visit https://www.cogreatwomen.org
Partner spotlight
History Colorado - Interview with
Chief Operation Officer, Dawn DiPrince
At History Colorado, it is our mission to create a better future for Colorado by inspiring wonder in our past. We serve as the state’s memory, preserving and sharing the places, stories, and material culture of Colorado. We have many tools to do this work: educational programs, historic preservation, curating and making accessible our state’s collections, engagement with Colorado communities, and our incredible museums and historic sites across Colorado’s broad landscape.   Read full Interview:

CWHF: celebrating 35 years
CWHF'S Films Season III Now on Vimeo
Check out SEASON III of Great Colorado Women T he third season has concluded on Rocky Mountain PBS, but you can click on the links from our film page to any of the five CWHF-Produced Inductees films on Vimeo.
You can also see Seasons I and II on national PBS.org
Season III - Great Colorado Women Inductees
Thank you for your continued support of our events, portrait exhibits, speaker’s bureaus and partnerships!

Inductees In STEM - Google Arts & Culture
CWHF Inductee and Author Jill Tietjen has done a spectacular job on our newest Google Arts & Culture virtual exhibit about our CWHF Women in STEM
Inductee Spotlight 
Inductee and CEO of Denver Health for 20 years, Patricia Gabow (2004) authors TIME’S NOW for Women Healthcare Leaders: A Guide for the Journey
This book authored by Hall Inductee Patricia Gabow provides reasons as to why women should lead, obstacles and opportunities as well as giving a range of perspectives with a chapter from interviews of 12 women healthcare leaders.
Historic Restoration: House where Inductee Justina Ford (1985) practiced medicine wins vital funding
The  Black American West Museum & Heritage Center in Denver has won $150,000 in funding from a national contest. The money will be used to preserve the building that tells the story of Inductee Dr. Justina Ford and other African American pioneers from Colorado.

The museum was one of 13 winners in the 2019 Partners in Preservation campaign, which awarded $1.8 million in grants. The money will be used to repair windows, cover masonry work related to the bricks that the house was built with, and analyze the paint to find the original cover of the home.
ColoradoBiz has published a series of interviews with our
2020 Contemporary Inductees.

click on the links below to read the interviews:

In Memory of Hall Inductee Emily Howell Warner (2002)
Emily Howell Warner made aviation history by becoming the first woman hired as a pilot by a major U.S. airline, Frontier. Three years later she earned her captain's wings, the first woman to do so. Today, with more than 21,000 flight hours (more than any other woman pilot in the world) Along the way she won almost every aviation award given, including the Amelia Earhart Award as Outstanding Woman in U.S. Aviation.
Emily passed away July 2020.
Judy Collins  embraced ‘Amazing Grace’ in 1964 after she witnessed marchers singing the hymn led by voting and women's rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. She started to perform the song and it soon became one of her most requested songs when she played live. She recorded it for her 1970 album ‘Whales & Nightingales’ and it became a global hit finding chart success repeatedly. 
Judy has recorded a new version of ‘Amazing Grace’ with a Global Virtual Choir in aid of the World Health Organization Solidarity Response Fund. She talks about the history of the song, her initial recording and what she likes for lunch! Watch Video
Secretary of State
Madeleine Albright (2010)
Six-time New York Times bestselling author and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright reflects on the final stages of one’s career and working productively into your later decades in this revealing, funny, and inspiring memoir.
Commemorating National Autism Awareness Month with Inductee Temple Grandin (2012)
T o commemorate  National Autism Awareness Month in April , international autism expert  Temple Grandin  spoke to Parade.com about how parents and caregivers can help their families thrive during this unprecedented time of isolation.
We welcome our newest CWHF board members!
We look forward to spotlighting them in the future
Dawn Frazier
Marie Williams
Nan Fisher
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