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Honoree Gallery

Recognizing 48 Outstanding Women of Fort Collins Colorado


Recognizing Women's Accomplishments to Inspire Girls' Futures.

Living Her Legacy, a 501C(3) non-profit, is committed to recognizing women's accomplishments and inspiring girls through the arts and education in a very public and social way.  We exist to honor the forty-eight Legacy Honorees whose vision for change began by following their hearts desires, acting as role models for women and girls, to ultimately make a difference demonstrated by their commitment, courage, and resilience.


Match the names of the "Women of Firsts"
with their Accomplishments




"Women of Firsts" is a term used in mainstream media to honor and recognize the first time that a woman has achieved a given historical feat, breaking the gender barrier.  Simply put, they are women who are changing the world. 

The term "Women of Firsts" is appearing on magazine covers and in articles, books, television ads, and all forms of social media.  Eight of the forty-eight Living Her Legacy Honorees are "Women of Firsts."  All with ties to Northern Colorado, they represent a vast range of fields including: professional sports, theater, arts, education and public service. 

Here is to the Living Her Legacy "Women of Firsts" Honorees... paving a wider path for others to follow! 

Hattie McDaniel  - LHL

Hattie McDaniel

Becky Hammon - LHL

Becky Hammon

Mable Preble - LHL

Mable Preble

Britta Clay Davis - LHL

Britta Davis

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 "Women of Firsts"
Susan Kirkpatrick - LHL

Susan Kirkpatrick

Elizabeth Auntie Stone - LHL

Elizabeth "Auntie" Stone

Theodosia Ammons - LHL

Theodosia Grace Ammons

Jovita Lobato - LHL

Jovita Lobato

A.  First Female Dean of Colorado Agricultural College (CAC) now known as Colorado State University (CSU) (1902)

B.  First Female directly elected Mayor of Fort Collins, CO (1990)

C.  First full-time female assistant coach in any of the four major professional sports leagues in North America (2014).  First female acting head coach in the NBA (2020)

D.  First African American woman to win an Oscar (1939) and credited as first black artist to sing on the radio.

E.  First white woman to settle in Fort Collins, own a hotel, vote in Larimer County and open her home for the first school . (1883)

F.  First Hispanic woman to graduate from Fort Collins High School (1932) and Colorado Agricultural College (CAC) now known as Colorado State University (CSU) (1936)

G.  First female Mayor of Fort Collins (1972)

H.  First woman in Fort Collins to be awarded the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 40 Under 40 International recognition. (2021)



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