Colorado Women's Hall of Fame

A nonprofit organization

The Colorado Women's Hall of Fame remains passionately dedicated to celebrating, preserving and sharing the enduring accomplishments of Colorado's extraordinary women.

Help us write women back into history and inspire the women and girls in your life!


"The Colorado Women's Hall of Fame honors and preserves the singular achievements of the women of Colorado. In doing so, it is a unique repository of the State's history. I am both honored and humbled to be included."

Elinor Miller Greenberg, Class of 2010 (1932 - 2021) - Ellie was an educational innovator, theorist, and writer who impacted education, civil rights, and women’s rights locally, nationally, and internationally. A visionary, Greenberg believed that education is the key to social change and social justice.

"It was such an honor for me to be inducted into the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame. I could not have been more delighted than to receive this recognition for things that I am driven to do and for which I have a passion."

Jill Tietjen, Class of 2010 - Jill is an author, international speaker, and an electrical engineer. After more than 45 years in the electric utility industry, her professional focus is now on womens advocacy, worldwide.  A former blogger for The Huffington Post, she speaks nationally on the accomplishments of women, nominates women for awards, and continues to write books (12 published to date), following in the footsteps of her bestselling and award-winning books, Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America and Hollywood: Her Story, An Illustrated History of Women and the Movies. Her latest award-winning book, Over, Under, Around and Through: How Hall of Famers Surmount Obstacles, (Fulcrum) was released in May of 2022. She is a frequent keynote speaker as her positive energy and her ability to relate to the audience result in inspired and energized listeners. She has been inducted into the Colorado Womens Hall of Fame and the Colorado Authors Hall of Fame.

"Goldstone Partners is proud to support Colorado Women's Hall of Fame as they honor the achievements of Colorado's most amazing women leaders. As a woman-owned business, we are inspired by their stories, and look forward to celebrating the remarkable impact they've made."

Kimberly Lucas. Chief People Connector, Goldstone Partners, Inc

"The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame leads the way in celebrating and extending the legacies of extraordinary Colorado women, inspiring young women and girls to make their own positive difference in the world.  Trinity Partners is a passionate supporter of CWHF’s programs and events highlighting their incredible accomplishments... which remind us anything is possible!"

Christie Doherty, President, Trinity Partners, LLC

"I had the pleasure over the past two years be a sponsor and committee member of the "Celebrating Colorado Women" (March -June 2016) project supported by the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame. The passion and dedication of the inductees, board members, and volunteers is contagious! I thoroughly enjoyed the time I have shared with these women as we developed the exhibit and supportive events that honored the contributions of Colorado Women. I have made friends I will treasure the rest of my life."

Korri Stainbrook, Community Relations Specialist, University of Phoenix


The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) mission is to inspire by celebrating and sharing the enduring contributions of Colorado’s distinctive women. To achieve this, CWHF educates the people of Colorado about the stories of the women who shaped our state and the nation’s history with courage, leadership, intelligence, compassion, and creativity. Their talents, skills, struggles, and contributions form a legacy that the CWHF is dedicated to protecting. The women inducted into the Hall of Fame come from diverse backgrounds such as: Pioneers, Politicians, Educators, Entrepreneurs, Minority Leaders, Lawyers and more.

Background Statement

In the early 80's, M.L. Hanson observed that the professional lives of contemporary women were changing. Impressed by the vitality of the women she met and inspired by the pioneering accomplishments of women in Colorado's history, she began to dream of a platform where great women could be recognized. Thanks to M.L.'s leadership, in 1985, Colorado Women's Hall of Fame was established with an inaugural class of 24 women, including such influential Colorado women as Molly Brown, Pat Schroeder, Dr. Justina Ford, and Emily Griffith.

More than 30 years later, we have inducted 162 contemporary and historical women. The lives of these extraordinary women are shining examples of what can be achieved with passion, commitment, spirit, and the willingness to stand tall in the face of obstacles. They are trailblazers, visionaries, women of courage, innovators, and rule-changers in all walks of life. Their contributions span Colorado's colorful and storied history, and have spread to touch our nation and our world.

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Organization name

Colorado Women's Hall of Fame

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Organization Size

Medium Organization


6530 S Yosemite St. Suite 350
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

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Arapahoe County, CO, US

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