Hillary Rodham Clinton will join the National Women’s Hall of Fame for its historic 30th Induction Ceremony on September 24 at 2pm at the Smith Opera House in Geneva, NY. Secretary Clinton will provide opening remarks to welcome the new class of nine women who will forever have a home at the Hall. The Inductees honored this year are Octavia E. Butler, Judy Chicago, Rebecca Halstead, Joy Harjo, Emily Howland, Katherine Johnson, Indra Nooyi, and Michelle Obama.
Secretary Clinton is a 2005 National Women’s Hall of Fame Inductee and is Honorary Chair of this year’s Induction Ceremony, which was postponed from 2021 due to the pandemic.
“Secretary Clinton has been a steadfast supporter of the National Women’s Hall of Fame and its work to lift up and celebrate women’s achievements,” said National Women’s Hall of Fame executive director Jennifer Gabriel. “This region gave life to the Women’s Rights Movement and we are proud to showcase its rich and vibrant history as the nation comes together to honor nine extraordinary women.”
In addition to Secretary Clinton, other living Inductees and family members will be in attendance for the weekend’s events. The following 2022 Inductees or Inductee representatives (in the case of deceased Inductees) have confirmed that they will be accepting their award in person in 2022: Octavia E. Butler, Rebecca Halstead, Joy Harjo, Emily Howland, Katherine Johnson, Indra Nooyi. Judy Chicago, Mia Hamm, and Former First Lady Michelle Obama will be joining virtually.
Ceremony tickets are available through the Smith Opera House website.
The schedule for the full weekend can be found at the National Women’s Hall of Fame’s website. In addition to ticketed events, there are a number of free festivities planned, including a community festival and fireworks show in Seneca Falls on Friday, September 23. On Sunday, September 25, the National Women’s Hall of Fame will host a free open house at its gallery at 1 Canal Street in Seneca Falls, sponsored by BonaDent Laboratories and Simply Homemade Catering.