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Message from the Board Chair

Dear friends and supporters of the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame,

As we embark on the month of March, I am honored to acknowledge and celebrate Women's History Month, a time dedicated to recognizing the invaluable contributions and achievements of women throughout history. We are thrilled to unveil Season VI of the "Great Colorado Women" film series, a celebration of extraordinary women who have left an indelible mark on the vibrant tapestry of Colorado's history and culture. Mark your calendars and tune in to Rocky Mountain PBS!

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame deadline for nominations has been extended to May 1, 2024. The class of 2024 will be inducted in the Spring of 2025, marking the 40th anniversary of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame.  

“Our 2025 Inductee Gala will celebrate 40 years of women, wisdom and wonder. This milestone is a true testament to the collective power of sharing the stories of these amazing women, and we hope this inspires future generations of young girls and women to not only create their own legacy, but continue to honor those who came before them.”

Barbara Beckner, CWHF Board Chair

Please consider a donation to the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame!


Watch Season VI of CWHF-Produced

"Great Colorado Women"

Dates and Times:

Lily Nie,

Class of 2008

"A Legacy of Love"

Airing March 14, 7:30PM

Julie Penrose,

Class of 2022

"A Grand and

Giving Life"

Airing March 21, 7:30PM

Gale Norton,

Class of 2020

"From Peaks to Policy" Airing March 28, 7:30PM

Airing on RMPBS Channel Six in Denver

Out and About

"Champions of Change "

Event at University of Denver

March 8, 2024 6-8pm

Fulcrum Publishing

Champions of Change: 

A Conversation with National Women’s Hall of Fame Pioneers

University of Denver, 2155 E Wesley Ave, Denver, CO 80208, USA


About the Event

Join Dr. Antonia Novello, the first female, first Hispanic Surgeon General of the United States, Carlotta Walls LaNier (invited), the youngest of the Little Rock Nine, and Linda Alvarado, who changed the gender makeup in construction and was the first female owner of a MLB team for a panel discussion in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Hear stories and advice from these three National Women’s Hall of Fame inductees about how they overcame obstacles, shattered glass ceilings, and work tirelessly for their communities. Each panelist is a pioneer in her own right, making significant contributions to society and striving to create more equality for women across the United States.

This event is in partnership with the University of Denver Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science and The Colorado Women's Hall of Fame.

Celebrating Women's History Month

  • Vail Public Library Portrait Exhibit throughout the month of March

  • Speaker's Bureau:

Montbello Middle School Assemblies, March 6, 2024

Colorado Women's Day 2024 panel discussion

at Marriott Denver West - March 8, 2024

Living Her Legacy Event at Global Village Museum in Fort Collins, CO - March 21, 2024

Comcast Regional Women's Group Presentation March 29, 2024

Cultural Partner Spotlight:

Girl Scouts of Colorado


Girl Scouts of Colorado Women of Distinction

The Girl Scouts of Colorado will be Honoring CWHF Class of 2018 inductee Lt Gen (Ret,) Susan Helms, 2024 Woman of Distinction

Join us Wednesday, April 24 at the DoubleTree by Hilton to help celebrate these women and their impact on girls and women in Colorado Springs and beyond. (GSCO logo or patch in drive)

Each year, Girl Scouts of Colorado honors several outstanding women in our community to induct as the new class of Women of Distinction. These women have displayed exemplary leadership and commitment to advancing the profile of women and girls in our community. They serve as inspirations to Girl Scouts and exemplify the courage, confidence and character of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. 

Register for Women of Distinction

Help Raise funds for Hattie McDaniel Film Fundraiser - See "Gone With the Wind" in theaters celebrating the 85th Anniversary

Read More on CWHF Film Library page

New Book Alert! Authored by Class of 2004 CWHF Inductee Dr. Patricia Gabow

Dr. Gabow is a national healthcare leader. She spent her career at Denver Health starting as a clinical nephrologist and researcher and spending the last 20 years there as the CEO, retiring in 2012. She led the transformation from a city entity to an independent authority and created a national model for care of the most vulnerable.  As a clinical researcher, she was known internationally for her scientific knowledge of polycystic kidney disease, a disease which affects 12.5 million worldwide

Purchase Book

Welcoming new board member Erica Augustine

Erica Augustine is a distinguished legal professional with a proven track record of excellence in her field. Currently serving as an associate at BCLP law firm in Denver, Colorado, Erica brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her practice. With a focus on mergers and acquisitions, she has earned a reputation for her meticulous attention to detail, strategic thinking, and dedication to achieving favorable outcomes for her clients.


Growing up in Colorado, Erica’s journey towards championing women’s rights began with a deep-rooted belief in the transformative power of education and advocacy. Throughout law school and her professional career Erica has actively been involved in various community organizations and non-profits dedicated to supporting women’s causes, providing mentorship, and promoting meaningful change for women. In addition, through her professional leadership roles Erica has advocated for policies that support women’s advancement in the workplace and mentored young women aspiring to enter male-dominated fields.

Thanks to our Cultural Partners!

Colorado Women's Hall of Fame

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