Honorees: 2010 National Women’s History Month  


In 2010, in celebration of our 30th anniversary, we will be highlighting themes and honorees from previous years. Our goal is to recognize the diverse accomplishments of women throughout history.

2009: Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet

  • Wendy Abrams
  • Mary Arlene Appelhof
  • Roswitha Augusta
  • Stephanie Avery
  • Anne Bowes La Bastille
  • Mollie Beattie
  • Rebecca Bell
  • Rachel Binah
  • Jenny Blaker
  • Arlene Blum
  • Margrett (“Gretta”) Boley
  • Barbara K. Byrd
  • Helen Caldicott
  • Pamela S. Chasek, Ph.D
  • Lynne Cherry
  • Gillian Christie
  • Mary Cleave
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Mignon Leticia Clyburn
  • Madie Collins
  • Mary S. "Mimi" Cooper
  • Tammy Cromer-Campbell
  • Dr. Margaret Bryan Davis
  • Betsy Damon
  • Caitlin Alexandra Dunbar
  • Kathleen Eagan
  • Sylvia Alice Earle
  • Sister Claretta Easter
  • Ilia J. Fehrer
  • Laura Capon Fermi
  • Caroline Rose Foster
  • Matilda Elizabeth Frelinghuysen
  • Pamela A. Frucci
  • Lois Marie Gibbs
  • Jane Goodall
  • Amy Goodman
  • Sunshine Goodmorning
  • Dr. Alice Hamilton
  • Ann Hancock
  • Julia Butterfly Hill
  • Linda M. Hiltabrand
  • Mary Hultman
  • Martha Brookes Hutcheson
  • Dr. Roz Iasillo
  • Pam Iorio
  • Marietta Pierce Johnson
  • Elizabeth Donnell Kay
  • Eryn Klosko
  • Osprey Orielle Lake
  • Abbe Land
  • Lora Ledermann
  • Donna Lewis
  • Hunter Lovins
  • Dr. Meg Lowman
  • Judy Kellogg Markowsky
  • Sharon Rose Matola
  • Mary Eliza McDowell
  • Rose Marie Williams McGuire
  • Dr. Jeannie McLain
  • Donella (Dana) Meadows
  • Shirley Nelson
  • Roberta J. Nichols
  • Dr. Sharon Nunes
  • Lorrie Otto
  • Rebecca Otto
  • Linda Petee
  • Agnes Baker Pilgrim
  • Val Plumwood
  • Dr. Diana Post
  • Tobey Silbert Schein Prinz
  • Roxanne Quimby
  • Amanda Quraishi
  • Torrey Reade
  • Ellen Swallow Richards
  • Sally K. Ride
  • Elsie Roemer
  • Mary Rozmajzl
  • Maxine Lazarus Savitz
  • Carolyn M. Scott
  • Kate Shackford
  • Mary Belle King Sherman
  • Ellen K. Silbergeld
  • Sandra Smith
  • Sister Dorothy Stang, SNDdeN
  • Marion Stoddart
  • Kathleen C. Taylor
  • Anne P. Teller
  • Tina J. Terrell
  • Laurie Tippin
  • Nichole Trushell
  • Lillian Wald
  • Alice Waters
  • May Petrea Theilgaard Watts
  • Elizabeth Coleman White
  • Janice S. Wiles
  • Ann Wilson
  • Diane Wilson
  • Esther Yanai

2008: Women's Art Women's Vision

  • Judy Chicago
  • Harmony Hammond
  • Edna Hibel
  • Lihua Lei
  • Rose Cecil O'Neill
  • Violet Oakley
  • Juane Quck-To-See Smith
  • Faith Ringgold
  • Miriam Shapiro
  • Lorna Simpson
  • Nancy Spero
  • June Claire Wayne


2007: Generations of Women Moving History Forward

  • Matilda Joslyn Gage
  • Virginia Foster Durr
  • Martha Wright Griffith
  • Constance Baker Motley
  • Lupe Anguiano
  • Brownie Ledbetter
  • Minniejean Brown Trickey
  • Barbara Haney Irvine
  • Mary Ruthsdotter
  • Rebecca S. Halstead
  • Joanelle Romero
  • Suzanne Lewis
  • Toshi Reagon
  • Monique Mehta


2006: Women, Builders of Communities and Dreams

  • Juana Guiterrez
  • Aileen Hernandez
  • Winona LaDuke
  • Marian Van Landingham
  • Cindy Marano
  • Mary Aloysius Molloy
  • Nancy Skinner Nordhoff
  • Mary Taylor Previte
  • Betty Reid Soskin
  • Mary Tsukamoto


2005: Women Change America

  • All Women


2004: Women Inspiring Hope and Possibility

  • Sarah Buell
  • Marian Wright Edelman
  • Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Jill Ker Conway
  • Susan Love
  • Vilma Martinez
  • Leslie Marmon Silko
  • Edna Campbell


2003: Women Pioneering the Future

  • Rebecca Adamson
  • Rachel Carson
  • Linda Chavez-Thompson
  • Mae Jemison
  • Yuri Kochiyama
  • Tania Leon
  • Robin Roberts
  • Harilyn Rousso
  • Margaret Chase Smith
  • Wilma Vaught
  • Rebecca Walker


2002: Women Sustaining the American Spirit

  • Mary Louise Defender Wilson
  • Gerda Lerner
  • Alice Coachman
  • Dolores Huerta
  • Dorothy Height
  • Patsy Mink

2001: Celebrating Women of Courage and Vision

  • Maya Lin
  • Esther Peterson
  • Lillian Smith
  • Shirley Jackson
  • La donna Harris
  • Ellen Ochoa


2000: An Extraordinary Century for Women 1900-2000

  • Jane Addams
  • Mary McLeod Bethune
  • Margaret Sanger
  • Ada Deer
  • Ida B. Wells-Barnett
  • Frances Perkins

1999: Women Putting Our Stamp on America

  • Graciela Olivarez
  • Alice Paul
  • Frances Perkins
  • "Ma" Rainey
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Sacajawea
  • Lucy Stone
  • Sojourner Truth
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Yoshiko Uchida
  • Madam C.J. Walker
  • Ida B. Wells-Barnett
  • Frances Willard
  • Babe Didrikson Zaharias
  • Abigail Adams
  • Jane Addams
  • Susan B. Anthony
  • Virginia Apgar
  • lara Barton
  • Mary McLeod Bethune
  • Pearl Buck
  • Rachel Carson Carson
  • Willa Cather
  • Jacqueline Cochran
  • Bessie Coleman
  • Ada Deer
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Dorothea Dix
  • Amelia Earhart
  • Lillian Gilbreth
  • Alice Hamilton
  • Helen Keller
  • Anne Sullivan
  • Maya Lin
  • Belva Lockwood
  • Juliette Low
  • Mary Lyon
  • Sonia Manzano
  • Maria Martinez

1998: Living the Legacy

  • Mary Church Terrell
  • Gloria Steinem
  • Margaret Sanger
  • Patsy Mink
  • Nina Otero-Warren
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton


1997: A Fine and Long Tradition of Community Leadership

  • Dorothy Day
  • Nannie Helen Burroughs
  • Jane Addams
  • Ella Baker
  • Clara Barton
  • Gertrude Bonnin
  • Alice Yu
  • Alicia Dickerson Montemayor

1996: See History in a New Way

  • Mary Katherine Goddard
  • Mary Pickford
  • Madam C.J. Walker
  • Fannie Lou Hamer
  • Kathryn Cheung

1995: Promises to Keep

  • Katherine Graham
  • Dr. Alice Hamilton
  • Dr. Gertrude Elion
  • Carol Moseley Braun
  • Mary Anderson
  • Lucy Stone
  • Tsuyako "Sox" Kitashima
  • Belva Lockwood
  • Toni Morrison
  • Annie Dodge Qauneka
  • Willa Cather
  • Anita Hill
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Ethel Andrus

1994: In Every Generation, Action Frees Our Dreams

  • Elizabeth Eckford
  • Mae Jemison
  • Kitty O'Neal
  • Margaret Bourke-White
  • Martha Graham
  • Althea Gibson
  • Judith Baca


1993: Discover a New World


1992: A Patchwork of Many Lives

  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Emma Lazarus
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Sojourner Truth
  • Jeanette Rankin
  • Gertrude Stein
  • Angelina & Sarah Grimke
  • Susan B. Anthony
  • Coretta Scott King
  • Gloria Steinem
  • Bella Abzug
  • Margaret Mead
  • Patsy Mink
  • Dolores Huerta
  • Mary Harris Jones
  • Florence Reece
  • Maggie Kugn
  • Lorraine Schneider
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie
  • Lillian Hellman
  • Maya Angelou
  • Beverly Sills
  • Margaret Bourke-White
  • Barbara McClintock
  • Wilma Rudolph
  • Leontyne Price
  • Marian Anderson

1991: Nurturing Tradition, Fostering Change

  • Catherine Beecher
  • Jade Snow Wong
  • Gloria Steinem
  • Jovita Idar
  • Margaret Sanger
  • Essie Parrish
  • Septima Clark
  • Juliette Low

1990: Courageous Voices - Echoing in Our Lives

  • Sojourner Truth
  • Jeanette Rankin
  • Susette La Flesche Tibbles
  • Angelina Grimke
  • Rose Schneiderman
  • Ella Baker
  • Billie Jean King
  • Rachel Carson
  • Emma Tenayuea


1989: Heritage of Strength and Vision

  • Abigail Adams
  • Susan B. Anthony
  • Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Georgia O'keeffe
  • Sandra Day O'Connor
  • Wilma Mankiller
  • Clara Barton
  • Sacajawea
  • Maria Mitchell
  • Frances Perkins
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Queen Liliuokalani
  • Sally Ride
  • Amelia Earhart
  • Shirley Chisholm
  • Graciela Olivarez
  • Mary McLeod Bethune

1988: Reclaiming the Pase, Rewriting the Future

1987: Generations of Courage, Compassion, and Conviction

  • Ada Deer
  • Frances Willard
  • Mary Shadd Cary
  • Tye Leung Shulze
  • Felisa Rincon de Gautier


1986: Women Builders of Communities and Dreams

  • Jane Addams
  • Frances Elen Watkins Harper
  • Maria Lopez de Hernandez
  • Maria Montoya Martinez
  • Patsy Mink


1985: National Women's History Week

  • Susan La Flesche Tibbles
  • Queen Liliuokalani
  • Vilma Martinez
  • Georgia O'keeffe
  • Sally Ride
  • Ernestine Rose
  • Wilma Rudolph
  • Mary Church Terrell

1984: National Women's History Week II

  • Mary McLeod Bethune
  • EmmaGoldman
  • DoloresHuerta
  • DorotheaLange
  • ElizabethCady Stanton
  • SarahWinnemucca
  • Chien-ShiungWu

1983: Weaving the Stories of Our Lives

1982: Celebrating Women's History

1981: We Are Here to Move History Forward

1980: No Theme