In Patsy Mink was the first woman of color and Asian-American elected to Congress. She served a total of 12 terms representing Hawaii. Mink was the principal author and sponsor of the Title IX bill, which required gender equality in every educationa
Ivy J. Stranahan (ca. Fort Lauderdale pioneer who worked for the rights of women and Native Americans. While serving as the president of the state suffrage league in she lobbied in the legislature for the right of women to vote.
“This incredible woman is Claudia Gordon, Claudia Gordon, the first Black deaf female attorney in the U., has been an advocate for people with disabilities since high school. It was her desire to address societal barriers faced by.
Naziha Dulaimi, an early pioneer of the Iraqi feminist movement. A cofounder & first president of the Iraqi Women's League, the first woman minister in Iraq’s modern history, & the first woman cabinet minister in the Arab world.
Eunice Cofie is an inventor, biologists and former Miss Black Florida USA. She's also CEO of her own company. Aspiring entrepreneurs will want to watch this video, part of the "It's Your Business — Run It!" series from Girl Scouts of the USA.
Women's Army Corps Charity Adams Earley enlisted in the U.S. Army's Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) in July 1942. She was the first African American woman to be an officer in the WAAC. Later she served as the commanding officer and battalion commander of the first battalion of African American women (6888th Central Postal Direction) to serve overseas during WWII (in England). They helped soldiers get mail during World War II.
Next mission for female vets: Storming the halls of Congress
Tammy Duckworth, a veteran of the Iraq conflict and a double amputee, blasted a corporate CEO who contracted with the IRS and claimed a veterans' disability from a minor injury he suffered during preparatory school.