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Remembering Geraldine Ferraro

Geraldine A. Ferraro, who broke political barriers as the first woman to run as a major-party nominee for vice president, died over the weekend at age 75. Ferraro, a three-term […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 28, 2011

Women in History

In 1997, Madeleine Albright was sworn in as the first woman secretary of state. She set the stage for women to succeed her in the next two administrations. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 26, 2011

Women in History

In 2007, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) became the first woman to serve as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 24, 2011

Women in History

France Córdova was the youngest person and first woman to hold the position of NASA chief scientist, serving as the primary scientific adviser to the NASA administrator and the principal […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   March 23, 2011

Women in History

Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1981. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 22, 2011

Women in History

Condoleezza Rice served as the country’s chief diplomat as U.S. secretary of state — the first African American woman to hold the position. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 21, 2011

Women in History

Ginger Rogers did every dance move that Fred Astaire did but backwards and in heels. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 18, 2011

Women in History

Myra Adele Logan, a physician and surgeon born in 1908 in Tuskegee, Alabama, was the first woman to perform open-heart surgery. She is noted for being a selfless humanitarian whose […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 17, 2011

Women in History

Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich, a Tlingit Native American, successfully inspired the Alaska Senate to pass the state’s Anti-Discrimination Act in 1945, which banned blatant discrimination such as “no natives allowed” signs […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 16, 2011

Women in History

Emily Dickinson succinctly and beautifully communicated through poetry. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 15, 2011