The Colorado Women's Hall of Fame will induct Madeleine Albright, former U.S. secretary of state under President Bill Clinton, as a member in ceremonies marking the occasion on March 18 in Denver.
Albright is the daughter of Josef Korbel, founder of the school of international studies at the University of Denver that was renamed the Josef Korbel School of International Studies in 2008. Albright graduated from high school in Denver in 1955.
The Colorado Women's Hall of Fame is dedicated to recognizing and preserving the history of the accomplishments of past and present Colorado women. The group inducts women who have significant ties to Colorado and who in their lives have made significant contributions to their fields of endeavor, elevated the status of women, helped open new frontiers for women and for society and inspired others by the example they set.
Joining Albright as inductees this year are Elinor Greenberg, an educator and political activist; Maria Guajardo, educator; Philippa Marrack, medical researcher; Ramona Martinez, politician; Jill Tietjen, engineer, author and community activist; Hattie McDaniel, an actress and the first African American woman to receive an Academy Award; Sue O'Brien, journalist; Bartley Marie Scott, rancher; and philanthropist Alice Bemis Taylor.