March is Women's History Month, and while we think every day is a day for celebrating the achievements of girls and women across the globe, right now, we get to go all out with the inspiration fest. Here are some astounding things girls and women have done so far. What will you add to the list? Tell us your dreams and goals in the comments!
Madeleine Albright became the first female secretary of state in 1997
as part of Bill Clinton's cabinet. Decades later, his wife and former senator, Hillary Rodham Clinton
, became the third female secretary of state (Condoleeza Rice
was the second). Both Hillary and Condoleeza have been discussed as potential candidates for the next presidential election. However, Victoria Woodhull
was the first female presidential nominee way back in 1872.
Women have done many things in the last century-plus.
They've gone over Niagara Falls in a barrel (Annie Edson Taylor
, 1901), conducted symphonies (Mary Davenport-Engberg
, 1914), swam the English Channel (Gertrude Ederlle
, 1926), directed major corporations (Lettie Pate Whitehead
, 1934, Coca-Cola), been baseball scouts (Edith Houghton
, 1946), broken the sound barrier (Jacqueline Cochran
, 1960), ridden in the Kentucky Derby (Diane Crump
, 1970; Julie Krone
was the first to win a Triple Crown race in 1993), been ordained and canonized (Sally Jean Priesand
as a rabbi in 1972; Elizabeth Ann Seton
was made a saint in 1975), sat on the Supreme Court (Sandra Day O'Connor
, 1981), gone to space (Sally Ride
, 1983; Mae Jemison
became the first black female astronaut in 1992), headed the Air Force (Shiela Widnall
, 1993) and won Oscars (Kathryn Bigelow
was the first woman to win best director in 2009 for The Hurt Locker
We've got one word for all that achievement: Wow.
So, what are you going to do? Tell us, babes!
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 3/8/2013 10:09:00 PM
POSTED IN Goal Getter, Get Inspired, girl power