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Women Instrumentalists in History

Music and the arts have suffered tremendously during the current pandemic. Yet they are so important to our life and culture. In this month’s column,...

Tribal Women Leaders in History

In 2021, Deb Haaland, of the Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico, became the first Native American Secretary of the Interior. A single mother who grew...

Women on U.S. Postage Stamps

Nuclear physicist Chien-Shiung Wu is featured on a 2021 postage stamp. Martha Washington was the first American woman to be featured on a U.S. postage...

Presidential Cabinet Firsts

Janet Yellen became the first female Secretary of the Treasury upon her confirmation in January 2021, as part of the Biden administration. In 2014, Yellen...

Celebrating Black History Month – Outstanding Black Women

The roots of a Black History Month celebration were planted in the 1920s and in 1976, President Gerald Ford designated February as Black or African...

2020 National Women’s Hall of Fame Inductees

In December 2020, the National Women’s Hall of Fame held a virtual induction ceremony honoring six amazing women, posthumously. Henrietta Lacks is remembered for her...

Female Opera Singers in History

All of us certainly miss the many cultural institutions that are not operating in their normal manner during the pandemic. These include theater, opera, the...

Women CEOs in History

During September 2020, two significant announcements occurred in the business world. Citigroup announced that Jane Fraser would become its CEO in February 2021. She is...

Female Physicists in History

To much of the American public physics is a mystery, but not to the women we are profiling this month. To them, physics was fascinating...

The History of Female Governors

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, governors are the focus of much attention across the U.S. One of them, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, is the first...