Maestro Of Trajectories: The Fascinating Tale Of Katherine Johnson’s Orbital Mathematics

January 12, 2017 by

Before NASA, there was NACA, an oddball collection of aeronautics nerds using black box data and wind tunnel analysis to figure out as much as they could about the science of flight. Calculations, done almost entirely by hand, were the coursing lifeblood of the organization. Those calculations ... [Read More]

On Her 100th Birthday, Grandma Eileen Wants Everyone To Know How To Talk To “Old People”

January 10, 2017 by

click on image to play video Last year, on her 99th birthday, we introduced you to an infinitely wise, witty and inspiring woman who stole our hearts and made us cry with laughter. Born January 10 in 1917, Grandma Eileen (as she’s affectionately known by all) has lived through every world event and history making moment ... [Read More]

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Celebrating the “First Woman of Finance” – Muriel Siebert

December 28, 2016 by

It was 49 years ago today - December 28, 1967 - that Muriel "Mickie" Siebert, known as the "First Woman of Finance", became the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). One of many "firsts" to come in her epic career as a leader and legend in the financial industry, Mickie's rise to the top was marked with challenges and obstacles, all of which ... [Read More]

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The Dinner Party: A Powerful Visual Celebration Of The Historic Contributions Of Women

December 12, 2016 by

In 1974, Judy Chicago, a pioneer of feminist art and art education, set out to put together a legendary dinner party. Her carefully chosen guest list included 1,038 incredible women - 39 "guests of honor," who would each have their rightful place at a grand triangular table, and 999 others, who would have their names inscribed ... [Read More]

Cristen Conger Breaks Down The Etymology Of The Word Slut… From The Year 1386 On [Video]

December 9, 2016 by

Fueled by "boundless curiosity and rigorous research," Cristen Conger, host of Stuff Mom Never Told You, breaks down the etymology of the word slut in this fascinating (and entertaining) history lesson. Covering how its meaning has changed over the years, and why continuing to use it to describe women is turning the world into ... [Read More]

History Made As Portraits Of Women Leaders Hang In Royal Irish Academy For First Time In 230 Years

December 8, 2016 by

Since its founding in 1785, the walls of the Royal Irish Academy, Ireland’s leading body of experts in the science and humanities headquartered in Dublin, have been lined with powerful portraits of leaders in these fields and disciplines… all men. But thanks to Women On Walls, a creative initiative designed to address "systemic ... [Read More]

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]

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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