This week 24 years ago, Eileen Collins became the First Female Shuttle Pilot while docking Space Shuttle Discovery with Russia’s Mir Space Station (STS-63) which was also the first time an American shuttle rendezvoused with the Russian space station. The daughter of Irish immigrants, Collins participated in Girl Scouts and expressed her interest in space […]
We will admit that when we are looking for FEARLESS WOMEN to feature in the blog we get wrapped up in a few regular categories: Women from History: Elizabeth Blackwell, Margaret Knight, Madam C.J. Walker Women of note in current affairs: Nancy Roman, Marie Colvin, Margaret Corbin Women making Headlines: Suzy Whaley, Donna Strickland, Ruth […]
Today is one of those rare occasions where our This Week In History and FEARLESS WOMEN WEDNESDAY meet!! On this day in 1849 Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman in America to receive a medical degree. Elizabeth, third of nine children, was born to a sugar refining Quaker family on February 3, 1821. When […]
While we are hearing the names of more female engineers and scientists that has not historically been the case. We know the names of these women for a variety of reasons: They could be major names who made it into our history books like Marie Curie (Physicist and Chemist) and Jane Goodall (Primatologist). There could […]
It’s always nice to be recognized for what you do on a daily basis! Barbara Archer was invited to sit down with Customer Service and Experience Expert Shep Hyken on a recent episode of Be Amazing or Go Home! for a quick chat about our ensemble practice rooted in the client experience. Check it out: […]
Year end was hectic and we missed the opportunity to observe the passing of a Fearless Woman. Nancy Grace Roman passed away December 25 at the age of 93. A childhood stargazer with a love for the moon, Roman fought for her credibility in a male dominated field eventually becoming one of the first […]
It’s that time of year for Oscar buzz. As usual, there is a film getting attention you probably haven’t heard about. A Private War is being talked about for its leading lady, Rosamund Pike, but the subject of the film, Marie Colvin, should not go unnoticed. This year both the bio-pic, A Private War, and […]
Madam C.J. Walker Many words can be used to describe Madam C.J. Walker: entrepreneur, philanthropist, political and social activist, self-made, millionaire, African-American. Sarah Breedlove Walker (December 23, 1867-May 25, 1919), known as Madam C.J. Walker, built a cosmetic empire in the early 1900s becoming one of the first female millionaires in the country and is […]
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a household name in the US because of her seat at the bench of the United States Supreme Court. But many don’t know the story of how she came to that position. A new biographical drama, On the Basis of Sex, is inspired by the life of a struggling attorney and […]
Revolutionary War soldier Margaret Corbin is back in the news this week. You read that right, a Revolutionary War soldier in the news. THE FIRST FEMALE SOLDIER Margaret’s husband John was stationed at Fort Washington and she was there as what was known as a camp follower. Camp followers were responsible for the cooking, washing […]
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