Claiborne was selected for her contributions to Special Olympics on the world stage
On March 21, 2023, Special Olympics Board Vice Chair and Chief Inspiration Officer Loretta Claiborne was named one of USA TODAY’S Women of Year 2023. Claiborne was selected because of her continuing contributions from the local level to the world stage. In her Woman of the Year profile, she explains in her own words, how she finds inspiration and has faced down life challenges.
Claiborne received the honor alongside other female powerhouse changemakers including former first lady Michelle Obama, the first female U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and the U.S. women’s soccer team.
Congratulations to Loretta and all of the women recognized – you are all truly an inspiration!