of the National Women's Hall of Fame
The first Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (1952-1955). The director of the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps and the first women colonel in the U.S. By the end of World War II, she had commanded 100,000 women at 200 posts throughout every theater of war operations. Inducted, 1996.
The new home for the Hall is the Seneca Knitting Mill which will become the Center for Great Women. Hear inductees talk about preserving the stories of women and celebrating their accomplishments.
Media: Library of Congress, National Women’s Hall of Fame, Alvarado Construction, Inc.
Video courtesy of Gilbane Company
Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America, HarperCollins, www.herstoryatimeline.com
National Women’s Hall of Fame, Seneca Falls, New York, www.womenofthehall.org