Michelle Obama, Mia Hamm among 9 chosen for Women’s HOF

Document – In this May 11, 2019, record photograph, previous first woman Michelle Obama talks during an appearance in Atlanta. Obama and soccer star Mia Hamm are among those picked for the 2021 National Women’s Hall of Fame class reported Monday, March 8, 2021. Previous PepsiCo Chief Executive Indra Nooyi and resigned Brig. Gen. Rebecca Halstead, the primary female telling general at the essential level during battle in Iraq, are additionally included alongside a few different ladies. The Women’s Hall of Fame enlistment function is planned for Oct. 2, 2021

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. – Former first lady Michelle Obama and soccer star Mia Hamm have been chosen for the National Women’s Hall of Fame as part of a Class of 2021 announced Monday that also includes former PepsiCo Chief Executive Indra Nooyi and retired Brig. Gen. Rebecca Halstead.

Halstead commanded in combat as the first female commanding general at the strategic level in Iraq.

NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who died last year, also will be inducted during an Oct. 2 ceremony, along with the late author Octavia Butler, Native American artist Joy Harjo, abolitionist Emily Howland and artist Judy Chicago.

The National Women’s Hall of Fame inducts a new class every other year in Seneca Falls, the site of the first women’s rights convention. As in other years, this year’s ceremony will be in person, hall officials said, but tickets will not be available until April or May, when there is a better understanding of COVID-19 protocols for live events.

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