University of Denver Portrait Exhibit and Reception


MARCH 27 – JUNE 26,  2017 ~
This exhibit features all 152 CWHF Inductees.

Opening Reception, March 30, 4:30 to 7:00 p.m 
Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women
1901 E. Asbury Avenue, 1st floor Denver, CO, 80210

Portraits will be displayed at:

  • Anderson Academic Commons
  • Bonfils Stanton Music Library
  • Colorado Women’s College
This portrait exhibit features all 152 CO Women’s Hall of Fame inductees, with biographical information and highlights of their impact on Colorado and the world.   The opening reception on March 30th will be hosted by DU’s Colorado Women’s  College.   Come and view a selection of the panels and portraits of inductees who have made their mark in philanthropy, science, the arts, law, and advocacy, meet the organizers of the Hall, and mingle with some of the these extraordinary women.
Light refreshments will be served.  This event is FREE, but registration is required Register for Reception
We hope you can make it!
Read more about our featured inductee: Lena Archuleta
Visit our home page: Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame 

Chocolate and Wine Pairing Classes – An Event Series 2017


6-8:30 PM

We are presenting Wine and Pairing classes in 2017. This event is part education, part fundraising, and 100% opportunity to eat chocolate and drink wine!   There will be five opportunities to attend throughout the year. Purchase Tickets

Spend an evening with CWHF inductees sharing stories and learn to pair chocolates and wines with The Chocolate Therapist, Julie Pech. Bring your appetite for wines and chocolates from Julie’s store. Check dates below for guest inductees and locations. Questions? Call 303-271-3599 Price is $40.00

We will feature 2016 Inductee Anna Jo Haynes President Emeritus of Mile High Montessori Early Learning Centers as our guest who will share her story with us on March 22, 2017. Anna has been a tremendous advocate for children for over 30 years.

This series will continue in May, and then again in the Fall on two dates. See all of our upcoming activities Upcoming Activities

Honoring Black History Month – Portrait Exhibit Blair-Caldwell DPL Branch

In honor of Black History Month, the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) is displaying inductee portraits at the Blair-Caldwell Denver Public Library Branch.

The exhibit opens January 23 and ends February 28, 2017

  • Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African-Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African-Americans in U.S. history.
  • In Colorado, visionary and trail-blazing women of color from the past and present are honored through this exhibit for their connection and contribution to shaping the state.  CWHF’s inductee portraits bring greater recognition and awareness of Colorado’s great women, past and present.
  • Too often, society has overlooked the accomplishments of women. CWHF’s vision is to serve as the leading resource of exciting, dynamic stories of women acting as agents of change for girls and women in society.

Celebrate the extraordinary African-American women of
Colorado throughout the month of February.

The Blair-Caldwell Denver Public Library is located at 2401 Welton St., Denver, CO 80205.  For more information, go to

About the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame:

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame was created to recognize, honor and preserve the contributions of trailblazing Colorado women. Both historical and contemporary women have shared foresight, vision and accomplishment, but lacked a forum for recognition. Since 1985, the Hall has inducted 152 extraordinary women who have been outstanding in their field, elevated the status of women, helped open new frontiers for women or inspired others by their example. Inductees include scientists, teachers, social activists, philanthropists, authors, business leaders, elected officials and more.

To learn more about inductees: Women in the Hall

See more of our upcoming activities:
Upcoming Activities – Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

Stay in touch via Facebook:

The LinkedIn group:Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

Follow CWHF on Twitter @ColoradoWHF.

Contact:  303.271.3599 or


Women in STEM Portrait Exhibit – Aurora History Museum

1985 CWHF Hazel Schmoll
1985 CWHF inductee Hazel Schmoll – Colorado Botanist

Women in STEM – A CWHF portrait exhibit featuring all of our STEM inductees opens December 13, 2016 and runs through March 12, 2017 at the Aurora History Museum.

Featured (top) is inductee Hazel Schmoll who was a Colorado state botanist (inducted 1985) who will also be spotlighted in a lecture at Chautauqua in Boulder on March 7, 2017. Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame board member Wendy Bohling will be speaking about Hazel as well as Mary Rippon in this featured Women of Boulder series.

Hazel Schmoll was born in 1890 in a sod shanty and raised near a mining camp in Ward, Colorado. Hazel grew up riding the high peaks and valleys of the Continental Divide amid the native wild flowers she knew and loved. Later, as Colorado state botanist, she conducted the first systematic study of plant life in Southwestern Colorado. Her research led to the discovery of a rare locoweed variety that was named for her. As board member of the Colorado Mountain Club, Hazel was appointed chief lobbyist to pass a bill for the protection of the Colorado state flower, the lavender Columbine. In Schmoll’s later years she built Rangeview Ranch on land adjoining Rocky Mountain National Park, where she served as a nature guide well into her seventies. Hazel passed in 1990.

Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Scholarship Winners

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Starts Scholarship Program

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) is awarding up to three scholarships yearly to women who are making a difference in advancing their education. The women have returned to school later in their careers, but have demonstrated leadership and community service.

The scholarship program was created in honor of M.L. Hanson, founder of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. This year we partnered with the Colorado Women’s Education Foundation (CWEF) to award three scholarships.

  • Vanesa Lopez of Westminster was awarded the M.L. Hanson scholarship to be used at CU-Boulder, where she is pursuing a Master’s in Educational Policy and Practice. She received $1000.00 from both organizations. She aspires to be a school administrator, Title 1 Coordinator, educational policy advisor, and/or a grant coordinator. Vanesa has volunteered for the American Red Cross and Aurora Public Schools. She currently works at Aurora Public Schools as Family Liaison and Youth Advocate. She moonlights translating Spanish at hospitals and has performed extensive military service.
  • Tiffany Stockard, who attends Front Range Community College and is pursuing a degree in Communications, received a $1000.00 scholarship. Her goal is to work in human resources or public relations. Tiffany has volunteered in the classroom with all four of her children, and managed her own business for many years as a hair stylist. She currently serves as team manager for her daughter’s competitive soccer team through Broomfield Soccer Club. Tiffany maintained a 4.0 grade point average while carrying a heavy class load and coping with a chronic illness.
  • Paige Admore was awarded a $1000.00 scholarship to Front Range Community College, where she is studying  for an Accounting Certificate and an Associates Degree in Business. After graduating from FRCC, she will pursue a Bachelor’s and then Master’s degree in Accounting and Finance at Regis University. She volunteers as president of the Front Range Boulder Campus Chapter of National Society of Leadership and Success, as well as Phi Theta Kappa. Paige received a Nationally Engaged Leader Award in April 2016.

To read more about the scholarship visit:

To read more about the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame visit:

Famous Colorado Women

This is our new blog, fresh off the press! We hope to share many stories and contribute to the achievement of the aspirations & dreams of girls and women in Colorado and beyond. The CWHF mission is to inspire by celebrating and sharing the enduring contributions of Colorado’s distinctive women. To achieve this, the Hall educates the people of Colorado about the stories of the women who shaped our state and the nation’s history with courage, leadership, intelligence, compassion, and creativity. Inductee_collage_CWFTheir talents, skills, struggles, and contributions form a legacy that the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame is dedicated to protecting. The women inducted into the Hall of Fame come from diverse backgrounds such as pioneers to politicians, educators to entrepreneurs, minority leaders to lawyers and more, or have been an integral part of Denver and Colorado culture, or have made a major impact on the lives of others and helped to elevate the status of women and girls in our state, our nation, and around the world.