Plaza of Heroines

Welcome to the Plaza of Heroines

The Plaza of Heroines is a mosaic of bricks and granite pavers forming the entryway to Carrie Chapman Catt Hall on Iowa State’s central campus.

The center of the plaza features a large granite paving stone honoring Carrie Chapman Catt, a distinguished alumna of Iowa State’s class of 1880, leader of the U.S. women’s suffrage movement, crusader for international peace and an advocate for the expansion of women’s rights throughout the world. Surrounding that stone are smaller granite pavers and bricks that honor more than 4,000 women who have made an impact on individuals, families, communities and society.

Plaza bricks

Honor a woman

To honor a woman on the Plaza of Heroines, submit an order today or contact the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics for more information.

To update the profile of a woman you have previously honored on the plaza, email the Catt Center with your changes.


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Jackson, Beverly Dunnette Jackson, Janet Dieken Jackson, Jennifer L. Yetmar Jackson, Mabel Jackson, Mae Jackson, Margaret Ann Jackson, Myra Jacob, Joan M. Jacobs, Emmalee Jacobson, A. Marguerite Jacobson, Amanda Marie Jacobson, Ann Matia Jacobson, Gertrude (Trudy) Jacobson, Irene Virdelle Jacobson, Jane Roules Jacobson, Lois Jacobson, Patricia Ann Jameel, Zulikha James, Carolyn C. James, Martha Graham Jansen, Rose E. Janson, Helen Victoria Henrickson Jaqua, Jan Piper Jarding, Mary Catherine Jebe, Noma R. Jeffrey, Adi-Kent Thomas Jeffrey, Cynthia Geisler Jenkins, Bonnie L. Jenkins, Bonnie Jenkins, Linda Doherty Jennings, Ann Jennings, April Jennings, Elizabeth Jennings, Janet Jennings, Jennie (Thornburg) Jennings, Lillian Jensen, Agnes Florence Swanson Jensen, Amy C. Jensen, Esther Carrie Osher Jensen, Evelyn O. Jensen, Helga Jensen, Jane Cannon Jensen, Karen S. Jensen, Margaret Jensen, Marjorie Beneke Jensen, Mary J. Jensen, Myrtle L. Shipp Jensen, Pat Jensen-Warsaw, Jane Jerger, Angela Greco Jester, Patricia Anne Fleming Jett, Lillian K Jewell, Maria Kenkel Jischke, Marian Fowler Jischke, Patricia Fowler Jischke, Rita Makal Johanns, Lois Ann Johannsen, Susan Kramer Johnsen, Jane Sherman Johnson, Barbara Meyer Johnson, Bertha Johnson, Carol Ann Johnson, Carol Johnson, Cynthia Jean Johnson, Debra Dougherty Johnson, Dixie Morehead Johnson, Ellen Marie Johnson, Lilian Johnson, Lucille Burnham Johnson, Lynette Ann Johnson, Madolyn Johnson, Margaret H. Huntington Johnson, Mary E. Johnson, Mary Jane Steinmetz Johnson, Miriam Pyle Johnson, Nancy Osborn Johnson, Pamela J. Johnson, Patricia Larsen Johnson, Roberta Smith Johnson, Ruth Northey Johnson, Teresa Johnson, Thelma Johnson, Tracey Lynn Johnson, Vicki Inis Johnston, Bertlyn Crouse Johnston, Sharon Jondle, Juliet W. Jondle, Sharon Walsh Jones, Buela Collier Jones, Cheryll Jones, Diane K. Jones, Fern Steinhoff Jones, Gladys Jones, Jennifer Mullins Jones-Johnson, Gloria Jones, Kathleen Jones, Margaret W. Jones, Rebecca Boyles Jones, Ruth M. Jones, Stella M. Jordal, Ruth Jordan, Becky Seim Jordening, Marcella R. Jordison, Jean Rohlf Jorgenson Ahlrichs, Kristina Jorgenson, Grace McCleary Josif, Josie Kathleen Timmons Journalism and Mass Comm. Judge, Mildred Judkins, Susan Ervin Juhl, Jackie Junck, Rachel June, Jill Juon, Sharon Dunker Jury, Ruby Schumaker Justus, Judith Ann