Did you know that March is National Women’s History month? Talk about Girl Power! There are numerous women that are doctors, scientists, engineers, CEO’s, entrepreneurs and so much more. This year’s theme is “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence.” I’d like to take the time to recognize some women that have contributed to making history!
- Shirley Chisholm – The first black woman elected to U.S. Congress in 1968
- Dolores Huerta – Mexican-American labor leader, civil rights activist, and co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association
- Patsy Takemoto Mink – The first Asian American woman elected to U.S. Congress and co-authored the Title IX Amendment of the Higher Education Amendment
- Patricia Bath – an American ophthalmologist, inventor, humanitarian, and academic
- Sally Ride – The first woman in space in 1983 when she was a part of the Challenger space shuttle crew
- Berta Cáceres – Environmental activist and cofounder of Copinh (the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras)
- Aretha Franklin – legendary singer and musician with multiple firsts within the music industry
- Toni Morrison – The first Black woman to win the Nobel Prize in literature
- Eleanor Roosevelt – The first “first lady” to change what it means to be “The First Lady” in the Presidential office.
- Margaret Sanger – Fought for reproductive rights
These are just a few women from the many that have made contributions to society. Let’s take this month to honor not only the women who have paved the way but also to the women who are making history as we speak! Happy National Women’s History month, everyone!
As always, thanks for reading and ‘til next time! 😊