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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Rosalyn S. Yalow Science 1921 New York 1993

Rosalyn S. Yalow

Year Honored: 1993
Birth: 1921 - 2011
Born In: New York
Achievements: Science

First American woman trained in the U.S. to win the Nobel Prize for Medicine. Known for pioneering the use of radioisotopes to analyze physiological systems, Yalow made possible very detailed analysis of blood chemistry, saving lives and allowing for proper doses of medication.

Gloria Yerkovich Humanities 1942 Unknown 1993

Gloria Yerkovich

Year Honored: 1993
Birth: 1942 -
Born In: Unknown
Achievements: Humanities

Founder of CHILDFIND, a nationwide organization which helps locate missing children. Yerkovich developed the program after her own daughter was abducted. Her concept was the prototype for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.