Presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, the Gracies recognize outstanding individual achievement and programming by, for and about women.
An actress, singer and songwriter whose career has spanned television, film and the Broadway stage, the 64-year-old Carter remains best known for her starring role on "Wonder Woman," which aired from 1975 to 1977.
"Lynda is the definition of a trailblazer as she has paved the way for women in media, carrying a national television show as 'Wonder Woman,' and producing and starring in five highly rated network television specials," Kristen Welch, AWMF chair, said in a statement. "Her success on screen, on the music charts and on stage showcase her talent and drive to break down barriers."
"I'm deeply honored to have been chosen to receive this special award," Carter added. "The fact that it is being given by my peers in the industry makes it particularly special and meaningful. In the course of my career, I've watched so many talented women fight for their rightful place in this wonderful industry, and today it is highly gratifying to see the widespread success so many have achieved. I am grateful to the fabulous women who came before me and built the foundation for my career, and I salute those who will be leading us in the future."
The 41st annual Gracie Awards will be presented May 24 in Beverly Hills, California.