May 11, 2011
SheHeroes in History: Nellie Tayloe Ross

May 3 marked a special, yet not widely recognized anniversary in Women’s History. On that day in 1933 Nellie Tayloe Ross (one of my favorite SheHeroes in History) took office as the first female and longest serving Director of the US. Mint. But that wasn’t the only things Ross was known for. You would think […]

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March 16, 2011
NASA Launches [email protected] Website

NASA is doing their part to help inspire girls and woman in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Today NASA will be launching its new [email protected] website during a Women's History Month event at the agency's Headquarters in Washington at 1 p.m. EDT. Over 200 local elementary school through high school students […]

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March 10, 2011
Women’s History Month Profile - The Girls of Summer

Celebrating Women’s History Month doesn’t always mean honoring women in politics, science or social justice. In fact sometimes it doesn’t even mean honoring a woman, sometimes it’s about a 12 year-old girl named Tubby who loved to play baseball. In 1950 twelve year old Kathryn Johnston decided that she wanted play Little League with her […]

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February 11, 2011
The League of Women Voters Celebrates 91 Years

Valentine’s Day is not the only thing being celebrated over the coming week. Across the country thousands of women will be celebrating something even more special, the 91st anniversary of the League of Women Voters. It’s no coincidence that this year we will also celebrate the 91st anniversary of the 19th amendment, which gave women […]

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January 28, 2011
Remembering The Challenger and Our SheHeroes In Space

Today is the anniversary of one of the most tragic moments in the history of the United States Space Program, the space shuttle Challenger explosion. While the anniversary of the Challenger explosion causes us to pay tribute to all the astronauts that were on the ill-fated tenth voyage of the Challenger, it also gives us […]

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January 18, 2011
Commission to Recommend Lifting Ban on Women in Combat‎

Update January 23, 2013: Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has lifted a ban that prohibited women from serving in combat. This move opens up thousands of positions. The first woman to officially enlist in the military was a Philadelphian named Loretta Walsh who enlisted in March of 1917 and became the first Yeoman (F) in […]

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October 13, 2010
Women in Space

This week we celebrate one of the most inspiring moments in women’s history here in the United States. While Sally Ride and Kathryn Sullivan were aboard the space shuttle Challenger, making it the first space flight to include two women, Sullivan became the first U.S. woman to walk in space. Both women hold a special […]

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October 6, 2010
The Women on the Bench

Most of my female role models growing up have been women that could be classified as pretty strong women and Sandra Day O’Connor was no exception. I can recall with great clarity sitting in my high school library my freshman year working on a report about the life of the first and only female Supreme Court […]

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