The National March 8th Red-Banner Pacesetters and Collectives awards were launched by the All-China Women's Federation in 1960. The awards recognize exemplary workers or collectives who have made extraordinary achievements in their work.

The awards are aimed at motivating women to actively participate in social and economic development. Since the implementation of China’s reform and opening-up policy, the All-China Women's Federation has awarded people every year for their contributions.

The award winners come from all walks of life and include female athletes who have won major events, women who have fought for their rights or the rights of others, as well as outstanding workers. As of 2000, the federation has awarded 27,880 women and 3,983 units.

  • Zhang Lili   Zhang Lili is a middle school teacher in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province who lost her legs while saving two students from severe injury in a bus accident.
  • Qian Aling   Qian Aling is now the head of a microcredit company in east China's Jiangsu province who has helped small business owners get through financial difficulties.
  • Lu Xinning   Lu Xinning is a journalist for the People's Daily, the flagship newspaper of the Communist Party of China (CPC). She has been engaged in journalism for 20 years and has...
  • Wang Zhengyan   Wang Zhengyan works as associate chief physician at Hankou Hospital of Wuhan City, Hubei Province. During her 27-year medical service Wang tried her best to cut...
  • Xu Xiao   Xu Xiao is President of Zhengzhou Hailong Coperation, a large group involved in tourism, hotels, real estate, education, environment-friendly building materials and...
  • Liu Jing   Liu Jing serves as deputy head of the hazardous waste disposal station of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Troop 66427. Liu is the only woman working at the frontline...
  • Huang Wei   Huang Wei, Professor and Doctoral Supervisor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University was the first to introduce the Illumina genome chip detection analysis system, as well as...
  • Nyima Drolma   Nyima Drolma has devoted herself to scientific research in agriculture in Tibet for more than three decades, acquiring the skills to overcome severe plateau conditions...
  • Xue Ying   Xue Ying works as a worker in the AVIC Xi'an Aircraft Industry (Group) Company Ltd. Led by Xue, her working team has tackled many technical problems to improve Boeing...
  • Liu Caihua   A senior-high school graduate, farmer Liu Caihua has devoted herself to developing modern agriculture and leading fellow farmers to become better off.