It’s pretty obvious that the majority of the women we present as part of our FEARLESS WOMEN series are women who are out in front leading the charge on something. Typically they are firsts or top of class. But today we want to focus on someone “behind the curtain”. In honor of World Kindness Day, […]
This past weekend the biopic Harriet about Harriet Tubman opened in theaters. While the subject of the film is clearly a FEARLESS WOMAN so is the director, Kasi Lemmons. To make this even more fun for us, Lemmons is a St. Louis native! We invite you to learn more about Lemmons and Harriet through these […]
If you are looking at the image above you may find yourself wondering why we are featuring Lina Wertmüller this week. It’s not the anniversary of her birth or death, and you see she was nominated for and Oscar in 1977. So why now? Well, Lina made history in 1977 as the first woman nominated […]
For this week’s Fearless Women post we are going to do little more than encourage you to read about the extraordinary efforts of one fearless woman to find another fearless woman. Learn about Allison Fundis and Expedition Amelia in the Conde Nast article that caught our attention: “This Ocean Explorer Is Close to Solving the […]
This week in 1951, I Love Lucy starring Lucille Ball made its television debut. Lucille is well remembered for her entertainment and comedy, but she was also a successful businesswoman. In 1940, Lucille married fellow actor Desi Arnaz and their relationship went on to inspire the incredibly successful series I Love Lucy. The show went […]
Last night seventy-eight years ago, Stalin ordered the deployment of three all-female Soviet air force units to help the Soviet Union combat invading Nazi forces. Less a year later they flew their first mission to successfully bomb the headquarters of invading Nazi forces. The fought valiantly using hand-me-downs and relics, cast off equipment no longer […]
Ruth Bronson was born in 1897 into a dual heritage family of Cherokee and Irish. She was passionate about protecting and expanding the rights of Native Americans and their access to education. In 1921, Bronson worked for a YMCA camp and attended a youth conference in China where she became the first Native American to […]
Alice Marble, tennis champion, war spy and activist, was born 106 years ago this week. Marble often went against the traditional aspects of women’s tennis. She developed the aggressive serve-and-volley play and opted to play in shorts rather than the traditional tennis skirts. Marble won a total of 18 major championships, the first woman of […]
This week in 1946, Judy Baca was born. Baca is an American Chicana artist known for leading and painting the ongoing mural, The Great Wall of Los Angeles. The Great Wall began in 1974 and focuses on California’s multi-cultural history and obstacles overcame by ethnic groups. The mural depicts history from pre-historic California all the […]
This week in 1992, Mae Jemison became the first African American woman to travel in space aboard the space shuttle the Endeavor. Before becoming an astronaut, Jemison received degrees from Stanford University and Cornell University. She worked with the Peace Corps in West Africa, National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control, some of […]
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