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International Hall of Fame

Honoree Spotlight

Sheila Johnson

Founder and CEO, Salamander Collection

Anna Wintour

Chief Content Officer, Condé Nast | Global Editorial Director, Vogue

Sheila Johnson

Founder and CEO, Salamander Collection

Anna Wintour

Chief Content Officer, Condé Nast | Global Editorial Director, Vogue
Founder and CEO, Salamander Collection

Sheila Johnson

Sheila Johnson is Founder and CEO of the Salamander Collection, which operates luxury properties in unique destinations in the U.S. and the Caribbean, including Salamander Middleburg in Virginia, which has achieved the Forbes five-star ratings for both its accommodations and its spa. As a Partner of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, Sheila is the only African American woman to have ownership in three professional sports teams: the Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals, and the Washington Mystics. She also spearheaded the formation of WE Capital, a venture capital consortium that supports and invests in female-led enterprises. Sheila is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is Chairman of the College of Performing Arts at The New School. The Sheila Johnson Fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School supported a cohort of 50 fellows. She is also a board member of the Metropolitan Opera, Jackie Robinson Foundation, Simon & Schuster Publishing Advisory Board, and the PBS Foundation, as well as a committee member of the NeuroArts Blueprint: Advancing the Science of Arts, Health and Well-Being. Sheila’s memoir, Walk Through Fire, was published in September 2023.
Chief Content Officer, Condé Nast | Global Editorial Director, Vogue

Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour, Editor in Chief of Vogue since July 1988, was named U.S. Artistic Director of Condé Nast in March 2013. Most recently, she was appointed Chief Content Officer of Condé Nast in 2020, as well as the Global Editorial Director of Vogue. At Condé Nast, Anna has been involved in philanthropic fundraising, particularly for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. She serves as an Elective Trustee of the institution and is a Founding Committee Member for the New York-Presbyterian Youth Anxiety Center. In 2017, for her service to British journalism and fashion, Anna was named Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II. And in 2011, she was awarded the Légion d’Honneur by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. In October 2009, President Obama appointed her to the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. A powerful influence in the entertainment industry, Anna was the Co-Founder of Black Entertainment Television, served as Executive Producer of documentary and feature films, and is Founder and Chair of the Middleburg Film Festival.


Since 1985, the International Hall of Fame Awards have been the most important annual event for IWF, honoring women tackling issues facing the world. The awardees are transformative figures whose contributions to society are outsized on a global scale.


  • Anna Wintour

    Chief Content Officer, Condé Nast | Global Editorial Director, Vogue
  • Sheila Johnson

    Founder and CEO, Salamander Collection


  • Mona Hanna-Attisha

    Pediatrician, Scientist, Activist and Author
  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

    Economist and International Development Expert and Director-General of the World Trade Organization


  • Jane Goodall

    Founder, Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace


  • Rosalind Brewer

    CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance
  • Julia Gillard

    First Female Prime Minister of Australia


  • Mary Barra

    CEO, General Motors Company
  • Fatma Samoura

    First Female Secretary General of FIFA
  • Virginia “Ginni” Rometty

    Executive Chairman of IBM


  • Frances Arnold

    Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
  • Donna Strickland

    Nobel Laureate in Physics


  • Alice Walton

  • Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

    President of Liberia and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate


  • Hillary Clinton

    Women’s Rights Advocate, U.S. Senator and Secretary of State


  • Susana Malcorra

    Foreign Minister of Argentina
  • Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

    United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women


  • Paula Adina Johnson

    Pioneering Cardiologist, Educator and Champion for Women’s Health
  • Demet Sabancı Çetindoğan

    Turkish Entrepreneur, Media and Retail Mogul
  • Donna de Varona

    Olympic Gold Medalist and Advocate for Women in Sports


  • Olga Sánchez Cordero

    Mexico Supreme Court Justice
  • Gale Anne Hurd

    Hollywood Film Producer and Screenwriter
  • Maureen Harding Clark

    International Criminal Court Judge


  • Anne Murray

    Internationally Acclaimed Performing Artist
  • Lynn Johnston

    Award Winning Cartoonist and Illustrator
  • Portia Simpson-Miller

    First Female Prime Minister of Jamaica


  • Nawal El Moutawakel

    First African Muslim Female Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Nancy Pelosi

    First Female Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Pat Summitt

    Legendary Women’s Basketball Coach


  • Anna Fendi

    Iconic Fashion Designer and Entrepreneur
  • Nandita Das

    Pioneering Actress and Filmmaker
  • Heidi Klum

    Entrepreneur and Innovator
  • Chen Zhili

    President, All-China Women’s Federation


  • Julie Payette

    Astronaut and Engineer
  • Ana Palacio

    First Female Foreign Affairs Minister of Spain
  • Beverley McLachlin

    First Female Chief Justice of Canada
  • Mary Simon

    Governor General of Canada and National Inuit Leader of Canada


  • Sylvia Earle

    Marine Biologist, Oceanographer and Author
  • Tzipi Livni

    First Female Israeli Foreign Minister
  • Donna Shalala

    U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and Academic Leader


  • Kim Campbell

    First Female Prime Minister of Canada
  • Anita DeFrantz

    Transforming Leader of the Olympics
  • Gu Xiulian

    President, All-China Women’s Federation


  • Billie Jean King

    Tennis Legend and Pioneer for Equality
  • Graça Machel

    First Lady of Mozambique and South Africa


  • Sandra Dawson

    First Female Master of Oxbridge College
  • Susan Love

    Breast Cancer Research Advocate and Author
  • Linda Buck

    Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology and Medicine


  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice
  • Khatool Mohammadzai

    First Female General, Air Force of Afghanistan
  • Condoleezza Rice

    U.S. Secretary of State


  • Judith Jamison

    Groundbreaking Choreographer
  • Valentina Tereshkova

    First and Youngest Woman in Space


  • Louise Arbour

    Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunals in the Hague
  • Roberta Bondar

    First Canadian Woman Astronaut


  • Isabel Allende

    Award Winning Author and Women’s Rights Activist
  • Alma Guillermoprieto

    Mexican Author and Journalist
  • Silvia Pinal

    Legendary Mexican Actress and Politician


  • Gloria Estefan

    Cuban American Performer and Humanitarian
  • Hanna Suchocka

    First Female Prime Minister of Poland


  • Madeleine Albright

    First Female U.S. Secretary of State
  • Annie Leibovitz

    Legendary Portrait Photographer
  • Ellen Li

    First Woman in the Legislative Council of Hong Kong


  • Lindy Boggs

    U.S. Congresswoman and Diplomat
  • Wangari Maathai

    Environmental Activist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
  • Rosa Parks

    Mother of the American Civil Rights Movement


  • Maria Tallchief

    First Native American Prima Ballerina
  • Julia Child

    Iconic Chef, Author and Culinary Educator
  • Shirley Temple Black

    Child Actress and Diplomat


  • Maya Angelou

    Award Winning Author and Civil Rights Activist
  • Mary Robinson

    First Female President of Ireland


  • Christiane Amanpour

    Journalist and Award Winning International Correspondent
  • Nancy Landon Kassebaum

    U.S. Senator


  • Leontyne Price

    First Internationally Acclaimed African American Opera Soprano
  • Muriel Siebert

    First Female Member, The New York Stock Exchange
  • Barbara Walters

    First Female Co-Host of U.S. Network Evening News


  • Elly Guggenheimer

    Author, Civic Leader, Philanthropist and IWF Founder


  • Violeta Chamorro

    First Female President of Nicaragua
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee

    Olympic Gold Medalist and World Heptathlon Record Holder
  • Jeanne Holm

    First Female U.S. Military Two-Star General
  • Wilma Mankiller

    First Female Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation


  • Gro Harlem Brundtland

    First Female Prime Minister of Norway
  • Betty Friedan

    Feminist Author and Activist
  • Katharine Graham

    Chairman of the Board, The Washington Post First Female CEO of a Fortune 500 Company
  • Dorothy Height

    Founding President, National Council of Negro Women


  • Eugenia Charles

    First Female Prime Minister of Dominica
  • Ella Fitzgerald

    Globally Renowned Jazz Artist
  • Betty Ford

    Founder, The Betty Ford Center
  • Maya Ying Lin

    Architect of the U.S. Vietnam & Civil Rights Memorials


  • Bette Bao Lord

    Author and Stateswoman
  • Simone Veil

    First Female President of European Parliament


  • Audrey Hepburn

    Humanitarian, Children’s Rights Advocate and International Film Star
  • Wilma Rudolph

    Record Breaking Olympic Gold Medalist


  • Helen Hayes

    Philanthropist and Legendary Actress
  • Mathilde Krim

    Founder, American Foundation for AIDS Research
  • Corazon Aquino

    First Female President of the Republic of the Philippines


  • Coretta Scott King

    Civil Rights Activist
  • Clare Boothe Luce

    Author and Stateswoman
  • Margaret Thatcher

    First Female Prime Minister of Great Britain


  • Sandra Day O’Connor

    First Female U.S. Supreme Court Justice
  • Sally Ride

    First American Woman in Space and Physicist