International Hall of Fame

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

  Madeleine Albright
U.S. Secretary of State
  Betty Ford
President, The Betty Ford Center
  Portia Simpson Miller
Prime Minister of Jamaica
  Isabel Allende
Chilean Author
  Betty Friedan
Author / Feminist Leader
  Khatool Mohammadzai
General, Air Force of Afghanistan
  Christiane Amanpour
  Julia Gillard
Former Prime Minister of Australia
  Anne Murray
Canadian Performing Artist
  Maya Angelou
American Poet & Author
  Ruth Bader Ginsburg
U.S. Supreme Court Justice
  Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
United Nations
  Louise Arbour
Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunals in the Hague
  Katharine Graham
Chairman of the Board, The Washington Post
  Sandra Day O’Connor
U.S. Supreme Court Justice
  Frances Arnold
Nobel Laureate
  Madam Gu Xiulian
Former Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China
  Ana Palacio
Foreign Affairs Minister of Spain
  Corazon Aquino
President of the Republic of the Philippines
  Alma Guillermoprieto
Author and Journalist
  Rosa Parks
Mother of the American Civil Rights Movement
  Mary Barra
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, General Motors Company
  Helen Hayes
First Woman of the American Theater
  Julie Payette
Canadian Astronaut/Engineer
  Shirley Temple Black
Child Star & U.S. Diplomat
  Audrey Hepburn
International Film Star
  Nancy Pelosi
First woman Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
  Lindy Boggs
U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican
  Jeanne Holm
Major General, U.S. Air Force
  Silvia Pinal
Legendary Mexican Actress & Politician
  Roberta Bondar
First Canadian Woman Astronaut
  Gale Anne Hurd
Hollywood Film Producer & Screenwriter
  Leontyne Price
Opera Diva
  Rosalind Brewer
Chief Executive Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance
  Judith Jamison
American Choreographer
  Condoleezza Rice
U.S. Secretary of State
  Gro Harlem Brundtland
Prime Minister of Norway
  Paula Adina Johnson
Pioneering Doctor and Champion for Women’s Health
  Sally Ride
U.S. Astronaut / Scientist
  Dr. Linda Buck
Nobel Laureate
  Lynn Johnston
Canadian Illustrator
  Mary Robinson
President of Ireland
  Kim Campbell
Former Prime Minister of Canada
  Jackie Joyner-Kersee
U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist
  Virginia “Ginni” Rometty
Executive Chairman, IBM
  Demet Sabancı Çetindoğan
Turkish Entrepreneur, Media and Retail Mogul
  Nancy Landon Kassebaum
U.S. Senator
  Wilma Rudolph
U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist
  Eugenia Charles
Prime Minister of Dominica
  Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend & Social Pioneer
  Fatma Samoura
Secretary General, FIFA
  Violeta de Chamorro
President of Nicaragua
  Coretta Scott King
American Civil Rights Activist
  Donna Shalala
US Secretary of Health & Human Services and Academic Leader
  Madam Chen Zhili
President, All-China Women’s Federation
  Heidi Klum
German fashion and lifestyle mogul
  Muriel Siebert
First Female Member,the New York Stock Exchange
  Julia Child
Chef, Author & TV Star
  Dr. Mathilde Krim
AIDS Researcher / Scientist
  Mary Simon
National Inuit Leader of Canada
  Maureen Harding Clark
Judge, International Criminal Court, Ireland
  Annie Leibovitz
American Photographer
  Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
President of Liberia


Hillary Rodham Clinton
Former First Lady, US Senator, Secretary of State

  Dr. Ellen Li
Women’s Rights Activist, Hong Kong
  Donna Strickland
Nobel Laureate
  Olga María del Carmen Sánchez Cordero
Minister, Supreme Court of Justice, Mexico
  Maya Ying Lin
Vietnam & Civil Rights Memorial Architect
  Hanna Suchocka
Prime Minister of Poland
  Nandita Das
Indian actress and filmmaker
  Tzipi Livni
Israeli Foreign Minister
  Patricia Summitt
Sports Legend
  Dame Sandra Dawson
First Woman Master Oxbridge College
  Bette Bao Lord
Author / Stateswoman
  Maria Tallchief
U.S. Prima Ballerina
  Anita DeFrantz
Catalyst of the International Olympic Movement
  Dr. Susan Love
Breast Cancer Advocate
  Valentina Tereshkova
First Woman in Space
  Donna de Varona
Olympic Champion, Advocate for Women in Sports
  Clare Boothe Luce
Author / Stateswoman
  Margaret Thatcher
Prime Minister of Great Britain
  Sylvia Earle
American Oceanographer, Explorer & Author
  Wangari Maathai
Environmental Activist & Nobel Peace Laureate, Kenya
  Simone Veil
French Political Leader
  Nawal El Moutawakel
First Moroccan and first African Muslim Woman to win Olympic Gold
  Graca Machel
First Lady of Mozambique & South Africa
  Alice Walton
  Gloria Estefan
Cuban-American Performer / Humanitarian
  Susana Malcorra
Foreign Minister of Argentina
  Barbara Walters
  Anna Fendi
Italian fashion empire builder
  Wilma Mankiller
Chief of the Cherokee Nation
  Ella Fitzgerald
American Jazz Artist
  Beverley McLachlin
Chief Justice of Canada