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Wilhelmina Holladay

January 1, 2019

1987 – Washington, DC

Wilhelmina Holladay received her B.A. from Elmirea College and did graduate work at the University of Paris. She is chairman of the board and founder of The National Museum of Women in the Arts. Her husband is Wallace F. Holladay. Mrs. Holladay has received the 1984 WETA Woman of Achievement, Horizon’s Theater Award, Anti-Defamation League Award, the Woman of Distinction-Council of Independent Colleges, 1987 Washington Woman of the Year, Thomas Jefferson Award, Soaring Eagle Award from the National Women’s Economic Alliance, Woman That Makes a Difference Award from the International Women’s Forum, Star in Our Crown Award from Vitoria magazine and Distinguished Achievement Award from the National League of American Pen/Women. She has received honorary doctorates from Moore College of Art, Mount Vernon College, University of Findlay and Elmira College. She has served on the boards of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, International Student House, Leeds Castle Foundation, the Women’s Economic Alliance, Folger Shakespeare Library and the U.S. Historical Society. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum, The Fund for the Endowment of the Diplomatic Reception Rooms of the Department of State, Interior Design Professional/ Advisory Committee, Mount Vernon College, Capitol Speakers Club, World Council of the Y.W.C.A., Arttable, New York and Women’s Caucus for Art. She is also listed in Who’s Who in American Art and Who’s Who of American Women and Who’s Who in the World. She was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 1996.