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  • Women's History Month

    Women's History Month

    Women's History Month means that we have the opportunity to learn about and be inspired by all the amazing women who came before us. From queens, and aristocrats to politicians, warriors. pioneers, writers, artists, musicians, diplomats, scientists, and more, the world wouldn't be the same without these amazing ladies. 

    See who we honored this month and learn a bit more about how these women lived, loved, and can still inspire us today. 

  • Christine LaGarde

    Christine LaGarde

     

    Christine LaGarde, the director of the International Monetary Fund, fiscal disciplinarian, international law expert, and Parisian fashion connoisseur who's literally changing the world as she advises global leaders on financial issues.

     

  • Queen Elizabeth II

    Queen Elizabeth II

    The Queen of England since 1952 and the world's oldest reigning monarch, Elizabeth II has seen it all - from a post World War II Europe to the decolonization of the British Empire to today's technology-driven age, she's been the symbolic ruler of the Commonwealth and an ambassador of British culture and values around the world. Plus she has adorable corgis. 

     

  • Queen Nzinga

    Queen Nzinga

     

    Queen Nzinga ruled what is now modern day Angola during the 1600s, and she was known for her diplomatic abilities as well as her fierce command of the military. A warrior and a diplomat, she rose to power by tactfully defusing tough situations. Today she's remembered as a hero for developing impressive military tactics as well as championing the resettlement of former slaves and protecting the rights of women and children.

     

  • Hedy Lamarr

    Hedy Lamarr

    Hedy Lamarr was a leading actress of her time as well as an inventor, innovator, and all around original. 

  • Mary Barra

    Mary Barra

    Women's History Month is also about women who are currently making history, like Mary Barra. She's the chairman and CEO of General Motors and the first woman to lead a major US auto company. 

  • Tammy Duckworth

    Tammy Duckworth

    Another woman who's not only made history, but is continuing to carve a new path for women everywhere is Tammy Duckworth, Illinois Senator, veteran, patriot, and all around inspiring woman. 

  • Queen Rania

    Queen Rania

    Queen Rania of Jordan definitely deserves a Women's History mention due to her advocacy work around cross-cultural exchange, micro-finance, and community empowerment. She's a wonderful example of royalty using their influence for good!

  • Mary Kom

    Mary Kom

    Mary Kom is an Indian boxer who's a five time world champion and a member of India's parliament. She infamously said "don't let anyone tell you you're weak because you're a woman", which definitely makes her worthy of being honored for Women's History Month. 

  • Empress Wu

    Empress Wu

    Empress Wu, or Wu Zetian might have been one of the most fearless women in ancient China (which is truly saying something). She was an innovative queen with plenty of new ideas and governing methods, along with a focus on education - but that's often overshadowed by her path to the throne and the fact that she was a woman in power during a time when women often didn't have much! Which makes her worthy of a Women's History Month mention and much more. 

  • Marie Curie

    Marie Curie

    A scientist and radioactivity research pioneer, Marie Curie pushed humankind forward. This inspiring woman dedicated her life to science and learning, and we're all the better for it. 

  • Betty White

    Betty White

    Betty White is a forever golden girl and a true pioneer for women in the entertainment industry. Plus we'd all love to have her sense of humor and enthusiasm for life at any age, let alone 95! 

  • Elena Cornaro Piscopia

    Elena Cornaro Piscopia

    Elena Cornaro Piscopia was the first woman to get a university degree (a PhD in philosophy). Plus she spoke seven languages, played the harpsichord, harp, and violin, and composed music in her spare time. A gentlewoman and a scholar! 

  • Aung San Suu Kyi

    Aung San Suu Kyi

    Aung San Suu Kyi is a Burmese politician, diplomat, mother, and Nobel Prize winner who's earned international acclaim and respect for her role in promoting democracy in Burma. 

  • Laura Ingalls WIlder

    Laura Ingalls WIlder

    If you remember reading the Little House on the Prairie books as a kid, then you have Laura Ingalls Wilder to thank. One of the pioneers who helped settle the West and an incredible writer who drew vivid pictures with her words, her books have become American classics beloved by children and adults alike.

  • Julia Child

    Julia Child

    You probably know and love her cooking show, but did you know that Julia Child also worked for the CIA? Our beloved ambassador of French cooking was also a spy. 

  • Queen Hatshepsut

    Queen Hatshepsut

    Queen Hatshepsut was the first female Egyptian pharaoh who ruled around 1400-1500 BC, and she was by all accounts an amazing ruler - extending trade, creating allies, building monuments, and generally being an inspiring woman. 

  • Grace O'Malley (The Pirate Queen Of Ireland)

    Grace O'Malley (The Pirate Queen Of Ireland)

    Grace O'Malley was an Irish aristocrat and seafaring merchant with a penchant for danger - she was also known as the Pirate Queen of Ireland. 

  • Amelia Earhart

    Amelia Earhart

    Amelia Earhart was perhaps America's first aviatrix - and a true daredevil, pioneer, and all-around inspiring woman. 

  • Sonia Sotomayor

    Sonia Sotomayor

    Sonia Sotomayor is a woman currently making history as a U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice and the first Latina appointed to the highest court in the land. 

  • Eleanor Roosevelt

    Eleanor Roosevelt

    Eleanor Roosevelt was the first woman to transform the First Lady role into something so much more than just a presidential spouse - she had strong opinions and platforms of her own (including a radio show and a monthly column) and held press conferences, gave speeches, and was instrumental in the U.S. joining the United Nations. 

  • Razia Sultana

    Razia Sultana

    Razia Sultana was the only woman to rule the sultanate of Delhi. She was a big advocate of education and responsible for establishing schools and libraries across what is now northern India. 

  • Margaret Atwood

    Margaret Atwood

    Margaret Atwood is an amazing, groundbreaking author (she wrote The Handmaid's Tale), poet, essayist, literary critic, and environmental activist. Plus she's won innumerable prizes for her writing and helped to foster Canada's writing community - and she's the creator and patent holder of LongPen, a remote signing device that allows someone to sign in real ink via tablet or PC, plus facilitates an audio and video conversation between end users. 

  • Maria Mitchell

    Maria Mitchell

    Maria Mitchell was the first American woman to work as an astronomer who discovered a comet that became known as "Miss Mitchell's comet." She also worked at the U.S. Nautical Almanac Office and is responsible for calculations that sailors still use today. 

  • Annie Oakley

    Annie Oakley

    Annie Oakley was a self-taught sharpshooter, a member of Buffalo Bill's Wild West troupe, and a major proponent of a lady's right to bear arms - she taught over 15,000 women how to shoot during a time in America's history when the ability to feed and protect themselves and their families was incredibly valuable. 

  • Norma Yaeger

    Norma Yaeger

    Norma Yaeger was the first woman to trade on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. She broke down barriers for business and female entrepreneurs and spends much of her time today mentoring and giving lectures to empower and encourage women. 

  • Katharine Hepburn

    Katharine Hepburn

    The inimitable Katharine Hepburn was an award-winning actress who changed the game for women in Hollywood. 

  • Warsan Shire

    Warsan Shire

    Kenyan-born Somalian poet Warsan Shire's powerful words will stick with you long after you read them; you might recognize her work from Beyoncé's Lemonade, but her work about women, immigrants, and the human experience is more than worth checking out beyond that. 

  • Eva Perón

    Eva Perón

    Eva Perón was an Argentine leader who championed the rights of the people, women especially. Her work for women's suffrage was especially notable - along with her tremendous style. She also inspired an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. 

  • Margaret Sanger

    Margaret Sanger

    Birth control pioneer and activist Margaret Sanger was the founder of Planned Parenthood and changed the lives of so many women - and her work most definitely still continues to matter today. 

  • MIchelle Obama

    MIchelle Obama

    First Lady Michelle Obama was a political and cultural force in her right, and a woman who forever changed the perception of what a First Lady could - and perhaps should - be. 

  • Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton

    Our final Women's History Month honoree can only be Hillary Clinton - who's made an incredible amount of history herself - not just by running for President on a major party ticket, but as a New York state senator, Secretary of State, and First Lady. 

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