From a protector of parks to a pioneer in LGBTQIA advocacy, from a former U.S. Senator to a Major League Baseball owner, from groundbreakers for women in finance to champions of human rights, neighborhoods and Latino issues - the 2023 inductees have made extraordinary and enduring contribution to their fields of work. Learn more about this inspiring group of women.

Geena Davis, whose acting and activism have elevated gender parity, will be the featured speaker at the March 21, 2023, induction ceremony for the Starr Women’s Hall of Fame. Read more about her award-winning work.

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Celebrating Extraordinary Women

The Starr Women’s Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring the accomplishments of women—past and present—whose contributions have left a lasting impact on Kansas City and beyond.

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Hall of Fame Members

Women who have made the Kansas City commmunity a better place through impressive lifetime accomplishments.

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The Starr Women's Hall of Fame is dedicated to recognizing extraordinary Kansas City women and preserving the history of their accomplishments. These women are social reformers, volunteers, philanthropists, civic leaders, activists and educators. They are movers and shakers whose tireless commitment to community has made Kansas City a better place to live. The Hall of Fame is a repository for their legacies. By sharing their stories, the Hall of Fame encourages and inspires women everywhere.

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