Proud Sponsors of the International Hall of Fame, IWF has celebrated through the years, the inductions of the world’s leading female pioneers.

Each year the International Women’s Forum celebrates the enduring contributions of the world’s top women leaders who are building better tomorrows, setting precedents by their work and example. Over the years, the International Women’s Forum has been privileged to induct into the International Hall of Fame 80 women luminaries.

The International Hall of Fame provides a global stage with which to honor and celebrate the leaders of nations, industry, enterprise, academe, the media, the arts and science. We salute our honorees and believe in the importance of valuing women’s contributions especially in promoting their efforts to build the kind of world that some never thought possible.

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Chen Zhili Christiane-Amanpour Clare-Boothe-Luce Condoleezza-Rice Corazon-Aquino Coretta-Scott-King
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Gloria-Estefan Graca-Machel Gro-Harlem-Brundtland Hanna-Suchocka Heidi-Klum Helen-Hayes
Isabel-Allende Jackie-Joyner-Kersee Jeanne-Holm Judith-Jamison Julia-Child Julie-Payette
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Mary-Robinson Mary-Simon Maya-Angelou Maya-Ying-Lin Muriel-Siebert Nancy-Landon-Kassebaum
Nancy-Pelosi Nandita-Das nawal-moutawakel Olga Sanchez Patricia-Summitt paula-johnson
Portia-Simpson-Miller Roberta-Bondar Rosa-Parks Rt.-Hon-Beverley-McLachlin Ruth-Bader-Ginsbug Sally-Ride
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Madeleine Albright
U.S. Secretary of State

Isabel Allende
Chilean Author

Christiane Amanpour

Maya Angelou
American Poet & Author

Louise Arbour
Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunals in the Hague

Corazon Aquino
President of the Republic of the Philippines

Shirley Temple Black
Child Star & U.S. Diplomat

Lindy Boggs
U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican

Roberta Bondar
First Canadian Women Astronaut

Gro Harlem Brundtland
Prime Minister of Norway

Dr. Linda Buck
Nobel Laureate

Rt. Hon Kim Campbell
Former Prime Minister of Canada

Eugenia Charles
Prime Minister of Dominica

Violeta de Chamorro
President of Nicaragua

Madam Chen Zhili
President, All-China Women’s Federation

Julia Child
Chef, Author & TV Star

Nandita Das
Indian actress and fi lmmaker

Dame Sandra Dawson
First Woman Master Oxbridge College

Anita DeFrantz
Catalyst of the International Olympic Movement

Sylvia Earle
American Oceanographer, Explorer & Author

Nawal El Moutawakel
First Moroccan and first African Muslim Woman to win Olympic Gold

Gloria Estefan
Cuban-American Performer / Humanitarian

Ella Fitzgerald
American Jazz Artist

Anna Fendi
Italian fashion empire builder

Betty Ford
President, The Betty Ford Center

Betty Friedan
Author / Feminist Leader

Ruth Bader Ginsburg
U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Katharine Graham
Chairman of the Board, The Washington Post

Madam Gu Xiulian
Former Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China

Alma Guillermoprieto
Author and Journalist

Helen Hayes
First Woman of the American Theater

Dorothy Height
President, National Council of Negro Women

Audrey Hepburn
International Film Star

Jeanne Holm
Major General, U.S. Air Force

Judith Jamison
American Choreographer

Lynn Johnston, CM, OM
Canadian Illustrator

Jackie Joyner-Kersee
U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist

Nancy Landon Kassebaum
U.S. Senator

Billie Jean King
American Civil Rights Activist

Coretta Scott King
American Civil Rights Activist

Dr. Mathilde Krim
AIDS Researcher / Scientist

Heidi Klum
German fashion and lifestyle mogul

Annie Leibovitz
American Photographer

Dr. Ellen Li
Women’s Rights Activist, Hong Kong

Maya Ying Lin
Vietnam & Civil Rights Memorial Architect

Tzipi Livni
Israeli Foreign Minister

Bette Bao Lord
Author / Stateswoman

Dr. Susan Love
Breast Cancer Advocate

Clare Boothe Luce
Author / Stateswoman

Wangari Maathai
Environmental Activist & Nobel Peace Laureate, Kenya

Graca Machel
First Lady of Mozambique & South Africa

Wilma Mankiller
Chief of the Cherokee Nation

Rt. Hon Beverley McLachlin
Chief Justice of Canada

The Most Hon. Portia
Simpson Miller, ON, MP
Prime Minister of Jamaica

Khatol Mohammadzai
General, Air Force of Afghanistan

Anne Murray, CC, ONS
Canadian Performing Artist

Sandra Day O’Connor
U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Ana Palacio
Foreign Affairs Minister of Spain

Rosa Parks
Mother of the American Civil Rights Movement

Julie Payette
Canadian Astronaut/Engineer

Nancy Pelosi
First woman Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

Silvia Pinal
Legendary Mexican Actress & Politician

Leontyne Price
Opera Diva

Condoleezza Rice
U.S. Secretary of State

Sally Ride
U.S. Astronaut / Scientist

Mary Robinson
President of Ireland

Wilma Rudolph
U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist

Donna Shalala
US Secretary of Health & Human Services and Academic Leader

Muriel Siebert
First Female Member,the New York Stock Exchange

Mary Simon
National Inuit Leader of Canada

Hanna Suchocka
Prime Minister of Poland

Patricia Summitt
Sports Legend

Maria Tallchief
U.S. Prima Ballerina

Margaret Thatcher
Prime Minister of Great Britain

Valentina Tereshkova
First Woman in Space

Simone Veil
French Political Leader

Barbara Walters