Notable Members

Extraordinary women who've made an impact

  • Betty Ford

    Betty Ford

    The Junior League of Grand Rapids

    First Lady; substance abuse prevention activist
  • Margaret Hamilton

    Margaret Hamilton

    The Junior League of Cleveland

    Actress, children's and animal welfare advocate; "The Wicked Witch of the West"

    began her professional career in children's theatre as a Junior League member.

  • Mary Harriman

    Mary Harriman

    The Junior League of the City of New York

    Founder of The Junior League in 1901; first defender of consumer rights as Chair of the Consumers' Advisory Board of the National Resource Administration in President Franklin Roosevelt's Administration, 1933
  • Katharine Hepburn

    Katharine Hepburn

    The Junior League of Hartford

    Actress; women's issues activist
  • Martha Rivers Ingram

    Martha Rivers Ingram

    The Junior League of Nashville

    Chairman of Ingram Industries, Chairman of Vanderbilt University Board of Trust
  • Sarah Dukes McKay

    Sarah Dukes McKay

    The Junior League of Greater Lakeland

    Philanthropist. Past-President JLGL. First woman chairman of the board of directors for Lakeland Regional Health. First woman president of the Florida Southern College Board of Trustees. Named a “Great Floridian” by a proclamation of the State of Florida

    Read more about this remarkable lady HERE and HERE.

  • 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