July 2, 2015
Reflections on the Equal Rights Amendment

  We here at SheHeroes couldn't be happier regarding the recent Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Equality. We have said all along that more women on the bench will bring more equality to the masses. And the ruling is long, long overdue. But we still have much more work to ahead of us. The Constitution is […]

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March 31, 2015
The Munitionettes of World War I - SheHeroes In STEM Series!

This week’s post is a little different, instead of focusing on one named SheHero I want to write a about the SheHeroes who worked in the munitions factories during the First World War, whose names have been forgotten; the Munitionettes. I have recently been able to look into the role these women fulfilled and find out […]

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May 23, 2012
The Gender Divide is Getting Smaller in the Armed Forces

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is by far the most male dominated of all four branches of the U.S. military. There are 13,800 women making up about 7 percent of the USMC’s total force of 197,800. So it’s a huge deal for our SheHeroes in the military that last month the USMC announced that […]

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August 16, 2011
India Approves All Girl Military School

India is making a positive push to encourage more girls to pursue careers in the armed forces by opening an exclusive Sainik (military) School for girls. "Since the process involves a lot of financial approvals, it may take three to four years before the school starts. First, we will get the land transferred from the […]

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June 30, 2011
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal is Well And Good, But What About the Women?

As people continue to discuss and debate the military policy known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” (DADT) despite the fact the it’s well on it’s way to being fully repealed, another group continues to face continues discrimination and prejudice in all branches of the military, without very much debate and hardly any media coverage at […]

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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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December 22, 2010
First Woman to Lead the United States Coast Guard Academy

For the first time in history The Coast Guard has chosen a woman to lead the academy in Connecticut. Rear Adm. Sandra Stosz will be the first female superintendent of the United States Coast Guard Academy. Stosz will take over when classes open next summer. Adm. Bob Papp, commandant of the Coast Guard, said in […]

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