Meet the 2009 Women's Health Heroes

May 11, 2009

When Our Bodies Ourselves launched the Women’s Health Heroes Awards, we did so without knowing that we would hear from nearly 100 entrants from 12 countries. Our initial plan of honoring two nominees went out the window.


Instead, we decided to “induct” 20 heroes this year and make this an annual event — our own small version of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (without the band reunions … yet).

All of us were incredibly moved by the gratitude and appreciation expressed by those who nominated their heroes. We hope you’ll take a moment to learn more about all the outstanding nominees.

With the exception of the 20 individuals and organizations inducted this year as inaugural Women’s Health Heroes, all nominees may be nominated again. Within five years, we will have spotlighted at least 100 people who have made significant, long-lasting contributions to women’s health. We hope you’ll join us.