Virginia Women in History
Virginia Women in History is an annual program sponsored by the Library of Virginia that honors eight Virginia women, living and dead, for their contributions to their community, region, state, and nation. The program began in 2000 under the aegis of the Virginia Foundation for Women and Delta Kappa Gamma Society International; since 2006 it has been administered by the Library of Virginia.
- Mary Willing Byrd (1740–1814), Charles City County, planter
- Maybelle Addington Carter (1909–1978), Scott County, singer
- Laura Lu Scherer Copenhaver (1868–1940), Smyth County, founder of Rosemont Industries and Lutheran lay leader
- Mary Alice Franklin Hatwood Futrell (1940– ), Lynchburg, educator
- Mary Jeffery Galt (1844–1922), Norfolk, preservationist
- Sheila Crump Johnson (1949– ), Loudoun County, founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) and sports franchise owner
- Opossunoquonuske (fl. 1607–1610), Chesterfield County, Appamattuck leader
- Camilla Williams (1919–2012), Danville, opera singer
- Frances Culpeper Berkeley (baptized 27 May 1634–ca. 1695), James City County, leader of the Green Spring faction
- Lucy Goode Brooks (1818–1900), Richmond, founder of the Friends' Asylum for Colored Orphans
- Providencia Velazquez Gonzalez (1917– ), Dale City, community activist
- Elizabeth Bermingham Lacy (1945– ), Richmond, judge of the Supreme Court of Virginia
- Sharyn McCrumb (1948– ), Roanoke County, writer
- Patricia Buckley Moss (1933– ), Waynesboro, artist and philanthropist
- Isabel Wood Rogers (1924–2007), Richmond, moderator, General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA)
- Edith Turner (Wané Roonseraw) (ca. 1754–1838), Southampton County, chief of the Nottoway (Cheroenhaka)
- Pauline Adams (1874–1957), Norfolk, suffragist
- Caroline Bradby Cook (born ca. 1839), King William County, Pamunkey leader and Unionist
- Claudia Emerson (1957– ), Fredericksburg, poet
- Drew Gilpin Faust (1947– ), Clarke County, historian and president of Harvard University
- Joann Hess Grayson (1948– ), Harrisonburg, educator and advocate for abused children
- Mary Randolph (1762–1828), Chesterfield County and Richmond, writer
- Virginia Estelle Randolph (1874–1958), Henrico County, educator
- Mary Sue Terry (1947– ), Patrick County, attorney general
- Mollie Holmes Adams (1881–1973), King William County, Upper Mattaponi leader
- Ethel Bailey Furman (1893–1976), Richmond, architect
- Edythe C. Harrison (1934– ), Norfolk, civic leader
- Janis Martin (1940–2007), Danville, singer and composer
- Kate Mason Rowland (1840–1916), Richmond, writer
- Jean Miller Skipwith (1748–1826), Mecklenburg County, book collector
- Queena Stovall (1888–1980), Lynchburg and Amherst County, artist
- Marian A. Van Landingham (1937– ), Alexandria, civic leader
- Lucy Addison (1861–1937), Roanoke, educator
- Eleanor Bontecou (1891–1976), Arlington County, attorney
- Emily White Fleming (1855–1941), Fredericksburg, preservationist
- Pearl Fu (1941– ), Roanoke, civic leader
- Lillian Lincoln Lambert (1940– ), Mechanicsville, businesswoman and author
- Bessie Niemeyer Marshall (1884–1960), Petersburg, botanical illustrator
- Felicia Warburg Rogan (1927– ), Albemarle County, vintner
- Elizabeth Henry Campbell Russell (1749–1825), Saltville, Methodist lay leader
- Susie May Ames (1888–1969), Accomack County, historian
- Monica Beltran (born 1985), Prince William County, Bronze Star Medal recipient
- Christiana Burdett Campbell (ca. 1723–1792), Williamsburg, innkeeper
- Betty Sams Christian (1922–2006), Richmond, business executive and philanthropist
- Elizabeth Peet McIntosh (1915–2015), Woodbridge, intelligence agent
- Orleana Hawks Puckett (d. 1939), Patrick and Carroll Counties, midwife
- Judith Shatin (1949– ), Charlottesville, composer
- Alice Jackson Stuart (1913–2001), Richmond, principal in a 1935 civil rights turning point
- Mary C. Alexander (1893–1955), Lynchburg, aviator
- Louise A. Reeves Archer (1893–1948), Vienna, educator
- Elizabeth Ambler Brent Carrington (1765–1842), Richmond, civic leader
- Ann Compton (1947– ), Roanoke, news correspondent
- JoAnn Falleta (1954– ), Norfolk, musician
- Cleo Powell (1957– ), Brunswick County, judge
- Inez Pruitt (1962– ), Tangier Island, physician assistant
- Eva Mae Fleming Scott (1926– ), Amelia County, legislator, recipient of the VABPW Foundation Business Leadership Award
- Mary Berkeley Minor Blackford (1802–1896), Fredericksburg, antislavery activist
- Naomi Silverman Cohn (1888–1982), Richmond, civic activist
- Elizabeth Ashburn Duke (1952– ), Virginia Beach, banker, recipient of the VABPW Foundation Business Leadership Award
- Rachel Findlay (ca. 1750–d. after August 17, 1820), Wythe County, principal in a freedom suit
- Christine Herter Kendall (1890–1981), Bath County, artist and patron of the arts
- Mildred Delores Jeter Loving (1939–2008), Caroline County, principal in a 1967 civil rights turning point
- Deborah A. "Debbie" Ryan (1952– ), Albemarle County, basketball coach and cancer treatment advocate
- Stoner Winslett (1958– ), Richmond, artistic director and choreographer
- Nancy Melvina Caldwell (1868–1956), Carroll County, legislator
- Nikki Giovanni (1943– ), Blacksburg, poet
- Ruth Coles Harris (1928– ), Richmond, business professor
- Dorothy Shoemaker McDiarmid (1906–1994), Fairfax County, legislator
- Rebekah Dulaney Peterkin (1849–1891), Richmond, philanthropist
- Vivian W. Pinn (1941– ), Lynchburg, pathologist and women's health advocate
- Elizabeth Bray Allen Smith Stith (ca. 1692–1774), Isle of Wight County, planter and philanthropist
- Karenne Wood (1960– ), Fluvanna County, Virginia Indian scholar and advocate
- Flora D. Crittenden (1924–), Newport News, educator and legislator
- Mary Elizabeth Nottingham Day (1907–1956), Staunton, artist
- Sarah A. Gray (ca. 1847–1893), Alexandria, educator
- Edwilda Gustava Allen Isaac (1937–), Farmville, civil rights pioneer
- Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson (1918–), Hampton, mathematician
- Ana Ines Barragan King (1957–), Richmond, founder and Artistic Director of the Latin Ballet of Virginia
- Betty Masters (1929–2015), Salem, photojournalist
- Meyera Oberndorf (1941–2015), Virginia Beach, mayor
- Corazon Sandoval Foley (1950–) Fairfax County, Community Activist
- Nora Houston (1883–1942) Richmond, Artist and Social Reformer
- Cynthia Eppes Hudson (1959–) Nottoway County, Chief Deputy Attorney General of Virginia
- Mary Virginia Jones (1940–) Prince William County, Mechanical Engineer
- Louise Harrison McCraw(1893–1975) Buckingham, Author and Executive Secretary of the Braille Circulating Library
- Doris Crouse-Mays (1958–) Wythe County, Labor Leader
- Undine Smith Moore (1904–1989) Ettrick, Educator and Composer
- Martha Rollins (1943–) Richmond, Community Activist and Philanthropist. Recipient of the VABPW Foundation Business Leadership Award
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- "Corazon Sandoval Foley". Virginia Women in History. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
- "Nora Houston". Virginia Women in History. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
- "Cynthia Eppes Hudson". Virginia Women in History. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
- "Mary Virginia Jones". Virginia Women in History. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
- "Louise Harrison McCraw". Virginia Women in History. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
- "Doris Crouse-Mays". Virginia Women in History. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
- "Undine Anna Smith Moore". Virginia Women in History. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
- "Martha Dillard Franck Rollins". Virginia Women in History. Retrieved November 19, 2017.