March is Women's History month. To celebrate, here are the 2018 inductees for the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame.
Women's History month is all about recognizing the great contributions women have made to our nation. We're celebrating Women's History month by giving Colorado women the recognition they deserve. These are the 2018 inductees for the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame.
The Colorado Women's Hall of Fame was founded in 1985 and inducts exemplary Colorado women every two years. 152 extraordinary women have been inducted so far. These are the 2018 inductees for the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame.
Susan HelmsMilitary Astronaut
Susan Helms was the first U.S. military woman in space. Susan holds the world record for the longest space walk. She is the first woman to ever serve on the International Space Station and is one of the 2018 inductees.
Dorothy HorrellChancellor of the University of Colorado Denver
Dorothy Horrell has been the Chancellor of the University of Colorado Denver since 2016. She was raised in Colorado and is used to being the first woman to ever do it. Dorothy has about 30 years of experience in education.
Mae BoettcherPilot/Community Activist/ Philanthropist
Mae Boettcher was one of Colorado's first female pilots. Mae is respected for her dedication to 'higher education, championing children's and women's healthcare, and her selfless philanthropy' according to the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame website.
Leslie FosterNon Profit Leader/Activist
Leslie Foster is another 2018 inductee of the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame. Leslie is the President of The Gathering Place, which is a nonprofit in Denver. According to their website, she is devoted to 'transforming the lives of women, children and people who are transgender.'
Amache ProwersCommunity Builder/Land/Cattle Owner
Amache was a member of the Southern Cheyenne tribe. Amache along with her husband operated a cattle-ranching and mercantile business at Boggsville. She was an innovator and mediator born in 1846 in the eastern Plains.
Gerie GrimesActivist/Non Profit Leader
Gerie Grimes uses her voice as an advocate for the voiceless. She's on so many boards and committees it's hard to count. Gerie believes all children deserve the best education and has worked with the Hope Center for over 30 years.
Ellis MeredithJournalist/Women's Suffrage
Another 2018 inductee of the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame is Ellis Meredith. She's also known as the "Susan B. Anthony of Colorado." Ellis was a leader in the women's suffrage movement in Colorado, according to their website.
Fay Matsukage is an attorney who has made contributions to the legal filed and to the Asian Pacific Community, according to their website. Fay is another 2018 inductee for the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame.
Doreen PollackSpeech Pathologist/Audiologist/Educator of the Deaf
Doreen Pollack is pioneer in speech pathology and audiology. She moved to Colorado in 1951. Doreen made us change the way we 'look at, address and treat children with hearing loss both in Colorado and internationally.'
Gail Schoettler was the first woman to be both Colorado's Lt. Governor and State Treasurer according to the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame website. Gail founded Women Electing Women, which is a group that supports candidates running for Governor/Senator.