Watch the 2015 National Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, held on Saturday, October 3rd at New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, New York.
There are ten inductees in this the 2015 Class…
Tenley Albright (1935 – ) – Diagnosed with polio at age 11 and told she might never walk again, Tenley Albright returned to the ice rink and at age 16, won a silver medal at the 1952 Olympics. In 1953, she became the first American woman to win a world figure skating championship and became the first winner of figure skating’s triple crown.
Nancy Brinker (1946 – ) – In 1982, with a promise to her dying sister, Nancy Brinker launched the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (changed to Susan G. Komen for the Cure in 2007).
Martha Graham (1894 – 1991) – Martha Graham’s impact on dance was staggering and often compared to that of Picasso’s on painting, Stravinsky’s on music, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s on architecture.
Marcia Greenberger (1946 – ) – Marcia Greenberger’s work has affected virtually every major law of importance to women and girls in the U.S. for more than 40 years.
Barbara Iglewski (1938 – ) – A Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Dr. Barbara Iglewski holds seven patents and is a prolific writer and editor. Her landmark discovery was that pathogenic bacteria communicate with each other.
Jean Kilbourne (1943 – ) – Jean Kilbourne is internationally recognized for her groundbreaking work on the image of women in advertising and for her critical studies of alcohol and tobacco advertising.
Carlotta Walls LaNier (1942 – ) – In 1957, at age 14, Carlotta Walls became the youngest member of the Little Rock Nine; nine African-American students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Philippa Marrack (1945 – ) – Philippa “Pippa” Marrack is one of the world’s leading research scientists investigating T-cells, the family of cells that help the body fight off disease.
Mary Harriman Rumsey (1881 – 1934) – The founder of The Junior League, Mary Harriman Rumsey’s initial organization was a group of 80 debutantes in 1901.
Eleanor Smeal (1939 – ) – The Founder of The Feminist Majority, Feminist of the Year Awards, a former president of the National Organization for Women, and publisher of Ms. Magazine.