Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame begins accepting nominations for 2017 induction

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Do you know an amazing woman?

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame has begun its “Call for Nominations” for its next group of extraordinary women to be inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame.

The deadline for nominations is August 1.

Every two years, the CWHF inducts contemporary and historical women with significant ties to Colorado who have made exemplary contributions to their fields, elevated the status of women and helped open new frontiers for women and society.

“Women, and especially young girls, need role models who share a similar drive and vision in life, education, business, and personal development,” says Betty Heid, chair of CWHF.  “Too many of today’s girls and young women still struggle with low self esteem, the deeply rooted belief that they “can’t,” or that certain obstacles are insurmountable.  Having role models to study, emulate, and help them find ways to succeed is critical in women being able to create a healthy, happy, productive future for themselves.”

Since 1985, the CWHF has inducted 152 women of various races, backgrounds, economic levels, career choices, political philosophies, and religious beliefs united by their outstanding contributions to society.

“They are teachers, doctors, scientists, politicians, social activists, bankers, newspaper publishers, philanthropists, humanitarians, authors, a symphony conductor, a former prime minister, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, a jurist, a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, an historical preservationist, a true Western pioneer, an aviation pioneer, a former Miss America, and a Cheyenne princess, to name a few. While some are well known throughout Colorado and the nation, others are pioneers in their small communities,” CWHF said in a statement.

Nominations are generated by members of the community who put forward a wide variety of extraordinary women. These nominations are evaluated by an independent selection committee comprised of diverse citizens from around the state who are experts in their fields. Six contemporary and four historical into the Hall must meet the following criteria:

  • Women who have made enduring contributions in their field
  • Elevated the status of women/girls
  • Helped open new frontiers for women and society

The Hall believes that individuals, businesses, and organizations that submit nominations for the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame send a strong message that women and their contributions matter.

Nominations are due by August 1, 2017. Click here for more information about the selection criteria, as well as nomination forms available for download.

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