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These are the Inductees of the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Select any of the women to discover their stories and learn how they have influenced other women and this country.

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Jane AddamsJane Addams Humanities 1860 Illinois 1973

Marian AndersonMarian Anderson Arts 1897 Pennsylvania 1973

Susan B. AnthonySusan B. Anthony Humanities 1820 Massachusetts 1973

Clara BartonClara Barton Science 1821 Massachusetts 1973

Mary McLeod BethuneMary McLeod Bethune Education 1875 South Carolina 1973

Elizabeth BlackwellElizabeth Blackwell Science 1821 England 1973

Pearl S. BuckPearl S. Buck Arts 1892 West Virginia 1973

Rachel CarsonRachel Carson Science 1907 Pennsylvania 1973

Mary CassattMary Cassatt Arts 1844 Pennsylvania 1973

Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson Arts 1830 Massachusetts 1973

Amelia EarhartAmelia Earhart Science 1897 Kansas 1973

Alice HamiltonAlice Hamilton Science 1869 Indiana 1973

Helen HayesHelen Hayes Arts 1900 null 1973

Helen KellerHelen Keller Education 1880 Alabama 1973

Eleanor RooseveltEleanor Roosevelt Humanities 1884 1973

Florence SabinFlorence Sabin Science 1871 Colorado 1973

Margaret Chase SmithMargaret Chase Smith Government 1897 Maine 1973

Elizabeth Cady StantonElizabeth Cady Stanton Humanities 1815 New York 1973

Helen Brooke TaussigHelen Brooke Taussig Science 1898 Massachusetts 1973

Harriet TubmanHarriet Tubman Humanities c.1820 Maryland 1973

Abigail AdamsAbigail Adams Humanities 1744 Massachusetts 1976

Margaret MeadMargaret Mead Science 1901 null 1976

Mildred Mildred "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias Athletics 1911 Texas 1976

Dorothea DixDorothea Dix Humanities 1802 Maine 1979

Juliette Gordon LowJuliette Gordon Low Humanities 1860 Georgia 1979

Alice PaulAlice Paul Humanities 1885 1979

Elizabeth Bayley SetonElizabeth Bayley Seton Humanities 1774 null 1979

Margaret SangerMargaret Sanger Humanities 1879 null 1981

Sojourner TruthSojourner Truth Humanities c.1797 New York 1981

Carrie Chapman CattCarrie Chapman Catt Humanities 1859 Wisconsin 1982

Frances PerkinsFrances Perkins Government 1880 Massachusetts 1982

Belva LockwoodBelva Lockwood Government 1830 null 1983

Lucretia MottLucretia Mott Humanities 1793 null 1983

Mary  Mary "Mother" Harris Jones Humanities 1837 Ireland 1984

Bessie SmithBessie Smith Arts c.1894 Tennessee 1984

Barbara McClintockBarbara McClintock Science 1902 null 1986

Lucy StoneLucy Stone Humanities 1818 Massachusetts 1986

Harriet Beecher StoweHarriet Beecher Stowe Arts 1811 Connecticut 1986

Gwendolyn BrooksGwendolyn Brooks Arts 1917 Kansas 1988

Willa CatherWilla Cather Arts 1873 Virginia 1988

Sally RideSally Ride Science 1951 California 1988

Ida B. Wells-BarnettIda B. Wells-Barnett Arts, Humanities 1862 Mississippi 1988

Margaret Bourke-WhiteMargaret Bourke-White Arts 1904 New York 1990

Barbara JordanBarbara Jordan Government 1936 null 1990

Billie Jean KingBillie Jean King Athletics 1943 California 1990

Florence B. SeibertFlorence B. Seibert Science 1897 null 1990

Gertrude Belle ElionGertrude Belle Elion Science 1918 null 1991

Ethel Percy AndrusEthel Percy Andrus Humanities 1884 California 1993

Antoinette BlackwellAntoinette Blackwell Humanities 1825 New York 1993

Emily BlackwellEmily Blackwell Science 1826 England 1993

Shirley ChisholmShirley Chisholm Government 1924 New York 1993

Jacqueline CochranJacqueline Cochran Science 1906 1993

Ruth ColvinRuth Colvin Education 1917 Illinois 1993

Marian Wright EdelmanMarian Wright Edelman Humanities 1939 South Carolina 1993

Alice EvansAlice Evans Science 1881 null 1993

Betty FriedanBetty Friedan Humanities 1921 Illinois 1993

Ella GrassoElla Grasso Government 1919 Connecticut 1993

Martha Wright GriffithsMartha Wright Griffiths Government 1912 Missouri 1993

Fannie Lou HamerFannie Lou Hamer Humanities 1917 Mississippi 1993

Dorothy HeightDorothy Height Education, Humanities 1912 Virginia 1993

Dolores HuertaDolores Huerta Humanities 1930 New Mexico 1993

Mary Putnam JacobiMary Putnam Jacobi Science 1842 null 1993

Mae JemisonMae Jemison Science 1956 1993

Mary LyonMary Lyon Education 1797 null 1993

Mary MahoneyMary Mahoney Science 1845 Massachusetts 1993

Wilma MankillerWilma Mankiller Humanities 1945 Oklahoma 1993

Constance Baker MotleyConstance Baker Motley Government 1921 null 1993

Georgia O'KeeffeGeorgia O'Keeffe Arts 1887 Wisconsin 1993

Annie OakleyAnnie Oakley Arts 1860 Ohio 1993

Rosa ParksRosa Parks Humanities 1913 Alabama 1993

Esther PetersonEsther Peterson Humanities 1906 Utah 1993

Jeannette RankinJeannette Rankin Government 1880 Montana 1993

Ellen Swallow RichardsEllen Swallow Richards Science 1842 null 1993

Elaine RouletElaine Roulet Humanities 1930 1993

Katherine Siva SaubelKatherine Siva Saubel Arts, Education, Humanities 1920 California 1993

Gloria SteinemGloria Steinem Humanities 1934 Ohio 1993

Helen StephensHelen Stephens Athletics 1918 Missouri 1993

Lillian WaldLillian Wald Science 1867 Ohio 1993

Madam C. J. WalkerMadam C. J. Walker Business 1867 Louisiana 1993

Faye WattletonFaye Wattleton Humanities 1943 Missouri 1993

Rosalyn S. YalowRosalyn S. Yalow Science 1921 New York 1993

Gloria YerkovichGloria Yerkovich Humanities 1942 Unknown 1993

Bella AbzugBella Abzug Government 1920 New York 1994

Ella BakerElla Baker Humanities 1903 Virginia 1994

Myra BradwellMyra Bradwell Government 1831 Vermont 1994

Annie Jump CannonAnnie Jump Cannon Science 1863 Delaware 1994

Jane Cunningham CrolyJane Cunningham Croly Arts 1829 England 1994

Catherine EastCatherine East Humanities 1916 null 1994

Geraldine FerraroGeraldine Ferraro Government 1935 New York 1994

Charlotte Perkins GilmanCharlotte Perkins Gilman Arts 1860 Connecticut 1994

Grace HopperGrace Hopper Science 1906 New York 1994

Helen LaKelly HuntHelen LaKelly Hunt Philanthropy 1949 Texas 1994

Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston Arts 1891 Alabama 1994

Anne HutchinsonAnne Hutchinson Humanities 1591 England 1994

Frances Wisebart JacobsFrances Wisebart Jacobs Philanthropy 1843 Kentucky 1994

Susette La FlescheSusette La Flesche Humanities 1854 Nebraska 1994

Louise McManusLouise McManus Science 1896 null 1994

Maria MitchellMaria Mitchell Science 1818 Massachusetts 1994

Antonia NovelloAntonia Novello Government, Science 1944 Puerto Rico 1994

Linda RichardsLinda Richards Science 1841 null 1994

Wilma RudolphWilma Rudolph Athletics 1940 Tennessee 1994

Betty Bone SchiessBetty Bone Schiess Humanities 1923 1994

Muriel SiebertMuriel Siebert Business 1928 Ohio 1994

Nettie StevensNettie Stevens Science 1861 Vermont 1994

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey Arts, Business, Philanthropy 1954 Mississippi 1994

Sarah WinnemuccaSarah Winnemucca Humanities c.1842 Nevada 1994

Fanny WrightFanny Wright Humanities 1795 Scotland 1994

Virginia ApgarVirginia Apgar Science 1909 New Jersey 1995

Ann BancroftAnn Bancroft Education, Science 1955 Minnesota 1995

Amelia BloomerAmelia Bloomer Humanities 1818 New York 1995

Mary BreckinridgeMary Breckinridge Science 1881 Tennessee 1995

Eileen CollinsEileen Collins Science 1956 New York 1995

Elizabeth Hanford DoleElizabeth Hanford Dole Government, Humanities 1936 North Carolina 1995

Anne Dallas DudleyAnne Dallas Dudley Humanities 1876 Tennessee 1995

Mary Baker EddyMary Baker Eddy Humanities 1821 New Hampshire 1995

Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald Arts 1917 Virginia 1995

Margaret FullerMargaret Fuller Arts 1810 Massachusetts 1995

Matilda Joslyn GageMatilda Joslyn Gage Humanities 1826 New York 1995

Lillian Moller GilbrethLillian Moller Gilbreth Science 1878 California 1995

Nannerl O. KeohaneNannerl O. Keohane Education 1940 null 1995

Maggie KuhnMaggie Kuhn Humanities 1905 null 1995

Sandra Day O'ConnorSandra Day O'Connor Government 1930 Texas 1995

Josephine St. Pierre RuffinJosephine St. Pierre Ruffin Humanities 1842 1995

Patricia SchroederPatricia Schroeder Government 1940 null 1995

Hannah Greenebaum SolomonHannah Greenebaum Solomon Humanities 1858 Illinois 1995

Louisa May AlcottLouisa May Alcott Arts 1832 Pennsylvania 1996

Charlotte Anne BunchCharlotte Anne Bunch Education, Humanities 1944 North Carolina 1996

St. Frances Xavier CabriniSt. Frances Xavier Cabrini Humanities 1850 Italy 1996

Maria Goeppert-MayerMaria Goeppert-Mayer Science 1906 Germany 1996

Mary A. HallarenMary A. Hallaren Government 1907 null 1996

Oveta Culp HobbyOveta Culp Hobby Government 1905 1996

Wilhelmina Cole HolladayWilhelmina Cole Holladay Arts, Business, Philanthropy 1922 1996

Anne Morrow LindberghAnne Morrow Lindbergh Arts, Science 1906 1996

Ernestine Louise Potowski RoseErnestine Louise Potowski Rose Humanities 1810 null 1996

Maria TallchiefMaria Tallchief Arts 1925 Oklahoma 1996

Edith WhartonEdith Wharton Arts 1862 New York 1996

Madeleine Korbel AlbrightMadeleine Korbel Albright Government 1937 Czechoslovakia 1998

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou Arts 1928 Missouri 1998

Lydia Moss BradleyLydia Moss Bradley Business, Philanthropy 1816 Indiana 1998

Mary Steichen CalderoneMary Steichen Calderone Education, Humanities 1904 France 1998

Mary Ann Shadd CaryMary Ann Shadd Cary Humanities 1823 Delaware 1998

Elizabeth Jane CochranElizabeth Jane Cochran Arts 1864 Pennsylvania 1998

Joan Ganz CooneyJoan Ganz Cooney Arts, Business, Education 1929 Arizona 1998

Gerty Theresa Radnitz CoriGerty Theresa Radnitz Cori Science 1896 Czech Republic 1998

Sarah GrimkéSarah Grimké Humanities 1792 South Carolina 1998

Julia Ward HoweJulia Ward Howe Humanities 1819 New York 1998

Shirley Ann JacksonShirley Ann Jackson Education, Science 1946 District of Columbia 1998

Shannon W. LucidShannon W. Lucid Science 1943 China 1998

Katharine Dexter McCormickKatharine Dexter McCormick Humanities, Philanthropy 1875 Michigan 1998

Rozanne L. RidgwayRozanne L. Ridgway Government 1935 Minnesota 1998

Edith Nourse RogersEdith Nourse Rogers Government 1881 Maine 1998

Felice N. SchwartzFelice N. Schwartz Business 1925 New York 1998

Eunice Kennedy ShriverEunice Kennedy Shriver Humanities 1921 Massachusetts 1998

Beverly SillsBeverly Sills Arts 1929 New York 1998

Florence WaldFlorence Wald Science 1916 New York 1998

Angelina Grimké WeldAngelina Grimké Weld Humanities 1805 South Carolina 1998

Chien-Shiung WuChien-Shiung Wu Science 1912 China 1998

Faye Glenn AbdellahFaye Glenn Abdellah Science 1919 New York 2000

Emma Smith DeVoeEmma Smith DeVoe Humanities 1848 Illinois 2000

Marjory Stoneman DouglasMarjory Stoneman Douglas Science 1890 Minnesota 2000

Mary Barret DyerMary Barret Dyer Humanities unkn. England 2000

Sylvia A. EarleSylvia A. Earle Science 1935 New Jersey 2000

Crystal EastmanCrystal Eastman Humanities 1881 Massachusetts 2000

Jeanne HolmJeanne Holm Government 1921 Oregon 2000

Leontine T.C. KellyLeontine T.C. Kelly Humanities 1920 District of Columbia 2000

Frances Oldham KelseyFrances Oldham Kelsey Science 1914 Canada 2000

Kate MullanyKate Mullany Humanities 1845 null 2000

Janet RenoJanet Reno Government 1938 Florida 2000

Anna Howard ShawAnna Howard Shaw Humanities 1847 England 2000

Sophia SmithSophia Smith Education, Philanthropy 1796 Massachusetts 2000

Ida TarbellIda Tarbell Arts 1857 Pennsylvania 2000

Wilma L. VaughtWilma L. Vaught Government 1930 Illinois 2000

Mary Edwards WalkerMary Edwards Walker Philanthropy, Science 1832 New York 2000

Annie Dodge WaunekaAnnie Dodge Wauneka Science 1910 Arizona 2000

Eudora WeltyEudora Welty Arts 1909 Mississippi 2000

Frances E. WillardFrances E. Willard Humanities 1839 New York 2000

Dorothy H. AndersenDorothy H. Andersen Science 1901 North Carolina 2001

Lucille BallLucille Ball Arts, Business 1911 New York 2001

Eleanor Rosalynn Smith CarterEleanor Rosalynn Smith Carter Humanities 1927 Georgia 2001

Lydia Maria ChildLydia Maria Child Humanities 1802 Massachusetts 2001

Bessie ColemanBessie Coleman Science 1892 Texas 2001

Dorothy DayDorothy Day Humanities 1897 New York 2001

Marian de ForestMarian de Forest Arts, Humanities 1864 New York 2001

Althea GibsonAlthea Gibson Athletics 1927 South Carolina 2001

Beatrice A. HicksBeatrice A. Hicks Science 1919 New Jersey 2001

Barbara HoldridgeBarbara Holdridge Arts, Business 1929 New York 2001

Harriet Williams Russell StrongHarriet Williams Russell Strong Business 1844 New York 2001

Emily Howell WarnerEmily Howell Warner Science 1939 Colorado 2001

Victoria WoodhullVictoria Woodhull Humanities 1838 Ohio 2001

Paulina Kellogg Wright DavisPaulina Kellogg Wright Davis Humanities 1813 New York 2002

Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader Ginsburg Government 1933 New York 2002

Katharine GrahamKatharine Graham Arts, Business 1917 New York 2002

Bertha HoltBertha Holt Humanities 1904 Iowa 2002

Mary Engle PenningtonMary Engle Pennington Science 1872 Tennessee 2002

Mercy Otis WarrenMercy Otis Warren Arts 1728 Massachusetts 2002

Linda G. AlvaradoLinda G. Alvarado Business 1951 New Mexico 2003

Donna de VaronaDonna de Varona Athletics 1947 California 2003

Gertrude Gertrude "Trudy" Ederle Athletics 1905 New York 2003

Martha Matilda HarperMartha Matilda Harper Business 1857 Canada 2003

Patricia Roberts HarrisPatricia Roberts Harris Government 1924 Illinois 2003

Stephanie L. KwolekStephanie L. Kwolek Science 1923 Pennsylvania 2003

Dorothea LangeDorothea Lange Arts 1895 New Jersey 2003

Mildred Robbins LeetMildred Robbins Leet Philanthropy 1922 New York 2003

Patsy Takemoto MinkPatsy Takemoto Mink Government 1927 Hawaii 2003

Sacagawea Sacajawea / SakakaweaSacagawea Sacajawea / Sakakawea Humanities c.1788 Idaho 2003

Anne SullivanAnne Sullivan Education 1866 Massachusetts 2003

Sheila E. WidnallSheila E. Widnall Education, Government, Science 1938 Washington 2003

Florence Ellinwood AllenFlorence Ellinwood Allen Government 1884 Utah 2005

Ruth Fulton BenedictRuth Fulton Benedict Science 1887 New York 2005

Betty BumpersBetty Bumpers Humanities 1925 Arkansas 2005

Hillary Rodham ClintonHillary Rodham Clinton Government 1947 Illinois 2005

Rita Rossi ColwellRita Rossi Colwell Science 1934 Massachusetts 2005

Mother Marianne CopeMother Marianne Cope Humanities 1838 Germany 2005

Maya Y. LinMaya Y. Lin Arts 1959 Ohio 2005

Patricia A. LockePatricia A. Locke Education 1928 Idaho 2005

Blanche Stuart ScottBlanche Stuart Scott Science 1889 New York 2005

Mary Burnett TalbertMary Burnett Talbert Humanities 1866 Ohio 2005

Eleanor K. BaumEleanor K. Baum Education, Science 1940 New York 2007

Julia ChildJulia Child Arts 1912 California 2007

Swanee HuntSwanee Hunt Philanthropy 1950 Texas 2007

Elisabeth Kübler-RossElisabeth Kübler-Ross Science 1926 Switzerland 2007

Winona LaDukeWinona LaDuke Humanities 1959 California 2007

Judith L. PipherJudith L. Pipher Education, Science 1940 Canada 2007

Catherine Filene ShouseCatherine Filene Shouse Arts, Philanthropy 1896 Massachusetts 2007

Henrietta SzoldHenrietta Szold Humanities 1860 Maryland 2007

Martha Coffin Pelham WrightMartha Coffin Pelham Wright Humanities 1806 Massachusetts 2007

Louise BourgeoisLouise Bourgeois Arts 1911 France 2009

Mildred CohnMildred Cohn Science 1913 New York 2009

Karen DeCrowKaren DeCrow Government, Humanities 1937 Illinois 2009

Susan Kelly-DreissSusan Kelly-Dreiss Humanities 1942 Pennsylvania 2009

Allie B. LatimerAllie B. Latimer Government 1929 Pennsylvania 2009

Emma LazarusEmma Lazarus Arts 1849 New York 2009

Ruth PatrickRuth Patrick Science 1907 Kansas 2009

Rebecca Talbot PerkinsRebecca Talbot Perkins Humanities 1866 New York 2009

Susan SolomonSusan Solomon Science 1956 Illinois 2009

Kate StonemanKate Stoneman Government 1841 New York 2009

St. Katharine DrexelSt. Katharine Drexel Humanities 1858 Pennsylvania 2011

Dorothy Harrison EustisDorothy Harrison Eustis Philanthropy 1886 Pennsylvania 2011

Loretta C. FordLoretta C. Ford Science 1920 New York 2011

Abby Kelley FosterAbby Kelley Foster Humanities 1811 Massachusetts 2011

Helen Murray FreeHelen Murray Free Science 1923 Pennsylvania 2011

Billie HolidayBillie Holiday Arts 1915 Maryland 2011

Coretta Scott KingCoretta Scott King Humanities 1927 Alabama 2011

Lilly LedbetterLilly Ledbetter Humanities 1938 Alabama 2011

Barbara A. MikulskiBarbara A. Mikulski Government 1936 Maryland 2011

Donna E. ShalalaDonna E. Shalala Education, Government 1941 Ohio 2011

Kathrine SwitzerKathrine Switzer Athletics 1947 Germany 2011

Betty FordBetty Ford Humanities 1918 Illinois 2013

Ina May GaskinIna May Gaskin Science 1940 Iowa 2013

Julie KroneJulie Krone Athletics 1963 Michigan 2013

Kate MillettKate Millett Arts, Humanities 1934 Minnesota 2013

Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi Government 1940 Maryland 2013

Mother Mary Joseph Rogers, MMMother Mary Joseph Rogers, MM Humanities 1882 Massachusetts 2013

Bernice Resnick SandlerBernice Resnick Sandler Education, Humanities 1928 New York 2013

Anna Jacobson SchwartzAnna Jacobson Schwartz Business 1915 New York 2013

Emma Hart WillardEmma Hart Willard Education 1787 Connecticut 2013

Tenley AlbrightTenley Albright Athletics, Science 1935 Massachusetts 2015

Nancy BrinkerNancy Brinker Philanthropy 1946 Illinois 2015

Martha GrahamMartha Graham Arts 1894 Pennsylvania 2015

Marcia GreenbergerMarcia Greenberger Humanities 1946 United States of America 2015

Barbara IglewskiBarbara Iglewski Science 1938 Pennsylvania 2015

Jean KilbourneJean Kilbourne Humanities 1943 Kansas 2015

Carlotta Walls LaNierCarlotta Walls LaNier Humanities 1942 Arkansas 2015

Philippa MarrackPhilippa Marrack Science 1945 United Kingdom 2015

Mary Harriman RumseyMary Harriman Rumsey Humanities 1881 New York 2015

Eleanor SmealEleanor Smeal Humanities 1939 Ohio 2015

Matilda Raffa CuomoMatilda Raffa Cuomo Education, Government, Humanities, Philanthropy 1931 New York 2017

Temple GrandinTemple Grandin Education, Humanities, Science 1947 Massachusetts 2017

Lorraine HansberryLorraine Hansberry Arts, Humanities 1930 Illinois 2017

Victoria JacksonVictoria Jackson Business, Philanthropy, Science 1955 New York 2017

Sherry LansingSherry Lansing Arts, Business, Humanities, Philanthropy 1944 Illinois 2017

Clare Boothe LuceClare Boothe Luce Arts, Government, Humanities, Philanthropy 1903 New York 2017

Aimée MullinsAimée Mullins Arts, Athletics, Humanities, Philanthropy 1976 Pennsylvania 2017

Carol A. MutterCarol A. Mutter Government, Humanities 1945 Colorado 2017

Janet D. RowleyJanet D. Rowley Science 1925 New York 2017

Alice WatersAlice Waters Business, Education, Humanities, Philanthropy 1944 New Jersey 2017