Notable Members

Extraordinary women who've made an impact

  • Marilyn Carlson Nelson

    Marilyn Carlson Nelson

    The Junior League of Minneapolis

    Chair and former CEO of Carlson Companies, the first major North American travel company to sign the ECPAT international code of conduct regarding the sexual exploitation of children (2002); Chair by presidential appointment, National Women’s Business Council (2002-2005); Author: How We Lead Matters: Reflections on a Life of Leadership (2008)

  • Nancy Reagan

    Nancy Reagan

    The Junior League of Los Angeles

    First Lady; substance abuse prevention activist
  • Elizabeth Redenbaugh

    Elizabeth Redenbaugh

    The Junior League of Wilmington, North Carolina

    2011 Profile in Courage Award from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
  • Eleanor Roosevelt

    Eleanor Roosevelt

    The Junior League of the City of New York

    First Lady; social reformer; humanitarian; author. As U.S. Delegate to the United Nations, she chaired the Human Rights Commission during the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted in 1948
  • Phyllis Stewart Schlafly

    Phyllis Stewart Schlafly

    The Junior League of St. Louis

    American constitutional lawyer and conservative activist.
  • Eudora Welty

    Eudora Welty

    The Junior League of Jackson, Mississippi

    Author; won a Pulitzer Prize for The Optimist's Daughter, 1972
  • Helen Wills

    Helen Wills

    The Junior League of San Francisco

    Professional tennis player; winner of 31 Grand Slam titles and two Olympic medals