In one of the most famous Dove films, Real Beauty Sketches explores the gap between how others...Read More
Category: Great Women
FIRST WOMEN IN HISTORY BRIGADIER GENERAL WILMA VAUGHT, USAF (1930-) One of the most highly decorated women in US History is Brigadier General Wilma L. Vaught. Of the dozens of really great and interesting comments said by this...Read More
FIRST WOMEN IN HISTORY ANNIE OAKLEY (1860-1926) Annie Oakley, was born Phoebe Ann Moses, (or sometimes spelled Mosey), on August 13, 1860 in Drake County, Ohio. Both her father and stepfather died when she was about 4 or 5, and...Read More
Q & A Interview Dr. Rachel Croson Dean of the College of Business UT Arlington Dr. Croson, tell us about your childhood. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Los Angeles, and attended Venice High School by Venice Beach. My...Read More
For over 40 years I have dedicated my career to nonprofits dealing with life and death issues, extreme poverty, lack of clean water, lack of health services or education. I have traveled throughout Latin America and to East...Read More
MARY ANN SHADD CARY (1823-1893) Born in Wilmington, DE, the eldest of 13 children of free Negros, (as African-Americans were then known,) Mary Ann was a role model for women in education and law. She was the second black woman...Read More
We were nice girls from a little town in northern Wisconsin. My sister Holly was full of grace. She was helpful. Kind. Not an ounce of malice. She seemed to do everything right, but not because she was Little Miss Perfect. There...Read More
When were younger, we practiced our reading at the kitchen table. Mama would be cooking, and we would be reading out loud. I still wonder how she knew the words before we did. As we continued our education even college homework...Read More
MARTHA COFFIN WRIGHT (1806-1875) Born on Christmas Day, Martha Coffin Wright was one of America’s First Women Heroines, became an active feminist (before the term was even known), a Quaker, an abolitionist, and sister to...Read More
Willa Cather definitely defied the norms for girls in her day and age…she cut her hair short, wore trousers, openely rebelled against roles girls were supposed to play, and became one of the first women in her time to have...Read More
ELIZABETH JANE COCHRAN aka NELLIE BLY (1865-1922) Elizabeth Jane Cochran aka Nellie Bly was only 57 when she died in 1922. But she packed more of life, and more headline news experiences than any ten women of her time. Today we...Read More
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