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Giving Thanks To Sarah Hale For Crusading To Make Thanksgiving Day A National Holiday

November 22, 2016 by

"Let us consecrate the day to benevolence of action, by sending good gifts to the poor, and doing those deeds of charity that will, for one day, make every American home the place of plenty and of rejoicing." Sarah Hale (1788 - 1879), a dedicated advocate for women’s education and economic independence (though she strangely ... [Read More]

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NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Set To Make History Again Aboard International Space Station

November 18, 2016 by

Yesterday at 3:20 p.m. EST NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson, Ph.D., along with her Expedition 50/51 crewmates, Russian Cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, 45, and French European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet, 38, blasted off into space from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a 2-day ... [Read More]

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Gelatine Giant: In 1908 Rose Knox Became The Boss And Revolutionized A Company

November 18, 2016 by

Born today on November 18th in 1857, Rose Knox is considered one of America's leading businesswomen. She co-founded Knox Gelatine in the late 1800s and revolutionized the company following her husband's death in 1908. This is her inspiring story. After marrying in 1883, Rose and Charles Knox settled in Newark, New Jersey where he became ... [Read More]

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New Trailer For ‘Hidden Figures’ – True Story Of 3 NASA Women Behind Historic Space Launch

November 16, 2016 by

20th Century Fox has just released a new trailer for the highly anticipated film 'Hidden Figures', the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) - brilliant African-American women ... [Read More]

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Cartographer Marie Tharp: Her Game-Changing Work Was Once Dismissed As “Girl Talk”

November 16, 2016 by

This 4-minute video tells the extraordinary story of Marie Tharp (1920-2006), considered "one of the most outstanding cartographers of the 20th century." Without ever going on a single oceanic mapping expedition (it was feared women would bring "bad luck" at sea), she created the first scientific map of the entire ocean ... [Read More]

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Rethink the Past to Reshape the Future… A Women’s Historian Weighs In

November 14, 2016 by

By Pam Elam - The absolute heartbreak of Nov. 8th reminds us that learning from our history as women can be a powerful tool for fighting back against misogyny. Women don't give up, we get going. Anyone who works for social change is very familiar with the concept of "reinventing the wheel." It simply means doing ... [Read More]

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Vietnam Women’s Memorial: Honoring The 265,000 Forgotten Women Who Served

November 11, 2016 by

"In an era of universal polemics and political unrest - with no thought of glory, with no fanfare or public notice - 265,000 women volunteered to go where they were needed, to do what was needed. The era was known as Vietnam, and these young women, most in their 20s, risked their lives to care for our country's wounded and ... [Read More]

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Meet Ching Shih: Ordinary Woman, Feared Pirate, Floating Criminal Empire Mastermind

November 4, 2016 by

"Her remarkable story is a reminder that regardless of the limitations placed on them, women can be anything that men can be: brilliant and brutal, courageous and cruel, powerful and dreadful." In this latest episode from the oh so WYSKy video series – Ordinary Women: Daring to Defy History – from Anita Sarkeesian’s ... [Read More]

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