Discover the Women of the Hall

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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Shirley Ann Jackson Education, Science 1946 District of Columbia 1998

Shirley Ann Jackson

Year Honored: 1998
Birth: 1946 -
Born In: District of Columbia
Achievements: Education, Science

First woman to chair the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the first African American woman to serve on the Commission. Elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society for her contribution to physical science, she became an advocate for women in the areas of science, education and public policy. As Chair of NRC, she rearticulated the vision of the NRC to include reaffirmation of the basic health and safety mission of the agency.

Victoria Jackson Business, Philanthropy 1955 New York 2017

Victoria Jackson

Year Honored: 2017
Birth: 1955 -
Born In: New York
Achievements: Business, Philanthropy

A cosmetic entrepreneur who created, funded, and led a research foundation that has shaped a paradigm-breaking approach to medical research. The Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation has created a global community of patients, advocates, and healthcare stakeholders, with significant positive impact on the treatment of autoimmune and related diseases.

Mary Putnam Jacobi Science 1842 1993

Mary Putnam Jacobi

Year Honored: 1993
Birth: 1842 - 1906
Achievements: Science

Physician who founded the Association for the Advancement of Medical Education of Women. Jacobi was a leader in obtaining quality medical education for women.

Frances Wisebart Jacobs Philanthropy 1843 Kentucky 1994

Frances Wisebart Jacobs

Year Honored: 1994
Birth: 1843 - 1892
Born In: Kentucky
Achievements: Philanthropy

The driving force behind the concept of today’s United Way, founder of the Frances Jacobs Hospital (National Jewish Hospital for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine), an educator and philanthropist.

Mae Jemison Science 1956 1993

Mae Jemison

Year Honored: 1993
Birth: 1956 -
Achievements: Science

Physician, engineer and astronaut. Jemison was the first African American woman astronaut in space, traveling on the Endeavor in 1992. Jemison today works on linking space age technology with developing nations and encouraging women and minorities to enter scientific fields.

Barbara Rose Johns Powell Education, Government 1935 2020

Barbara Rose Johns Powell

Year Honored: 2020
Birth: 1935 - 1991
Achievements: Education, Government

A young, civil rights leader, and pioneer. At the age of 16, Powell led a student strike, for equal education, at R.R. Moton High School in Farmville, Virginia.

Katherine Johnson Science 1918 West Virginia 2021

Katherine Johnson

Year Honored: 2021
Birth: 1918 - 2020
Born In: West Virginia
Achievements: Science

Mary "Mother" Harris Jones Humanities 1837 Ireland 1984

Mary "Mother" Harris Jones

Year Honored: 1984
Birth: 1837 - 1930
Born In: Ireland
Achievements: Humanities

Labor organizer and agitator who was a major figure in the American labor movement. For decades, Jones spoke out and organized for social justice for workers. She worked on behalf of the United Mine Workers and other groups.

Barbara Jordan Government 1936 1990

Barbara Jordan

Year Honored: 1990
Birth: 1936 - 1996
Achievements: Government

First African American woman elected to Congress from the south and the first African American woman to deliver the keynote address at the convention of a major political party (Democratic Convention, 1976). Known as having a brilliant legal mind, Jordan became a professor and lecturer after retiring from Congress.