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Jan 18, 2018

Already a well-known, best selling author throughout Canada, Nellie McClung also had the goal of making sure women were treated as equals. Through an active role in government, and joining four other women to form the Famous Five, she was able to change the direction of women's rights for our neighbors to the north....


Jan 11, 2018

For decades, the steel industry was one of the most important in all of the United States, but despite the existence of unions, workers of all genders and races were treated unfairly. That's where Alice Peurala stepped in and became one of the most influential voices in the steel industry. Learn more about her landmark...


Jan 4, 2018

Prior to the 1930s, women had only served in the United States Senate as a sign of respect to the widowed wives of senators until a special election could be held. Then Hattie Wyatt Caraway came along and decided to "try out my own theory of a woman running for office." She was soon one of the most respected voices in...


Dec 14, 2017

Widowed at age 20, Sarah Breedlove was driven to do whatever she could for work to put her child through school. This drive lead to her developing a hair care empire that trained and employed tens of thousands of black women throughout North America. And so began the legend of Madam C.J. Walker, the first female...


Dec 7, 2017

Before becoming a 14-term (and still going!) delegate representing Washington, D.C. in Congress, Eleanor Holmes Norton spent years kicking ass as a lawyer. She fought for housing rights, employment rights, and helped define sexual harassment as discrimination. Learn more about Norton in this week's She...