We Asked, You Answered: Which Women Are Making History Now?

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’ve been talking about women who are missing from the history books — women like Claudette Colvin, who refused to give up her seat […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   5 Comments   |   March 27, 2012

Women and Leadership: A Natural Relationship

In honor of Women’s History Month, I believe it’s important to recognize women’s natural affinity for leadership. The formal definition of a leader is a person who directs, commands, or […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   March 23, 2012

Before Rosa Parks, Claudette Colvin Stayed in Her Bus Seat

I wasn’t going to walk off that bus voluntarily. These words were spoken by Claudette Colvin during an interview with NPR in 2009. Her remarkable civil rights story was overlooked […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 21, 2012

We Asked, You Answered: Who are the Great Women in History?

As part of Women’s History Month, we asked you to tell us about the women in history who have influenced you as well as the women who you think are […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   March 19, 2012

Who in Women’s History Influenced You?

For many Americans, women’s history begins and ends with the Susan B. Anthonys and Elizabeth Cady Stantons of the women’s suffrage movement. While these ladies are important historical figures worthy […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   March 05, 2012

Labor Union Women Making History

Who has been honored this month with esteemed women such as Linda Chavez-Thompson, Augusta Thomas, Elizabeth Shuler, Arlene Holt Baker, and Nancy Wohlforth? My mom! I know it may sound […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   March 30, 2010

Holla Back D.C.!

While street harassment is a big issue these days, women have been fighting sexual harassment in Washington, D.C., public spaces for more than 80 years. As we celebrate and acknowledge […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   March 29, 2010

Your Words, Your History: A Filmmaker’s Perspective

A few years ago I wrote a script for an episode of Oregon Public Broadcasting’s television series, Bridging World History. The script centered on “family and household” as aspects of […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   March 25, 2010

Writing Deaf Women Back into History

I was driven and ambitious as a young girl. I had big dreams; I wanted to be a journalist or an attorney. Clair Huxtable, Geraldine Ferraro, “Career Barbie,” and even […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   5 Comments   |   March 18, 2010

You’ve Heard of Schindler, but What about Sendler?

People exhibited the absolute worst and best aspects of human nature during the Holocaust: unfathomable brutality, unwavering bravery. Irena Sendler is one woman who displayed the latter. Born in 1910, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 08, 2010