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Turning 15: Celebrating Our Supporters

By Mariah Craven on March 18th, 2013

What do you remember about turning 15? What I remember most about that incredible year was learning to drive. Getting a learner’s permit and being able to hit the road (with a licensed adult) was my first really big step toward independence and, if my mother’s terrified face over in the passenger’s seat was any indication, I was starting out enthusiastically but needed a little guidance. Her hand on the wheel helped steer me away from the mailboxes and signs that lined Roswell Road. Her slightly strained voice reminded me that I needed to switch lanes after checking my blind spot (and turning just my head, not the whole minivan). She taught me how to read a map to make sure that I was going in the right direction. Eventually, she kept her hands off the wheel and trusted me to change lanes without saying “car! Car! CAR!” to me with increasing urgency.

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Women’s History Month Q&A – March 18, 2013

By Shae Harris on March 18th, 2013

Q: Who was the first woman CEO of a Fortune 500 company?

A: Katherine Graham. In 1972,  she became the CEO of the Washington Post.

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Women’s History Month Q&A – March 15, 2013

By Shae Harris on March 15th, 2013

Marion AndersonQ: Which celebrated singer began performing at such a young age that she was nicknamed “The Baby Contralto?” Hint: one of her most famous performances was on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1939.

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Women’s History Month Q&A – March 14, 2013

By Shae Harris on March 14th, 2013

Q: Who was the first woman to earn a bachelor’s degree?

A: Catherine Brewer, who was from Georgia, received a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan College in 1840.

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Women’s History Month Q&A – March 13, 2013

By Shae Harris on March 13th, 2013

Q: Who was the first woman to become the president of a national bank?

A: Kate Gleason, the first woman to be president of a national bank, as well as the first woman member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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Women’s History Month Q&A – March 12, 2013

By Shae Harris on March 12th, 2013

Sandra_Day_O'ConnorQ: Who was the first female member of the U.S. Supreme Court? (Hint: she’s recently been in the news for her new book).

A: Sandra Day O’Connor was sworn in on July 7, 1981 as the first female justice on the Supreme Court.

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Women’s History Month Q&A – March 11, 2013

By Shae Harris on March 11th, 2013

Q: This singer, songwriter and producer has co-written over 110 songs on the Billboard Hot 100. Can you guess who this talented woman is?

A: Carole King has written or co-written 118 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Women’s History Month Q&A – March 8, 2013

By Shae Harris on March 8th, 2013

clara zetkinQ: Who is credited with organizing the very first International Women’s Day?

A: Clara Zetkin fought for women’s rights and was active in politics throughout her life. 102 years ago, she organized the first International Women’s Day.

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Celebrating All of Our Naana’s on International Women’s Day

By Julliet Boye on March 8th, 2013

JB_GrandmotherI was born and raised in Ghana in a society where, traditionally, a woman’s role in the community was limited to motherhood. Only a few had the audacity to transcend social expectations and affect the lives of other women around them. My grandmother was one of them.

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Women’s History Month Q&A – March 7, 2013

By Shae Harris on March 7th, 2013

Hilda SolisQ: Who was the first Latina in the U.S. Cabinet serving as the Secretary of Labor?

A: Hilda Solis became the first Hispanic woman to serve in the U.S. Cabinet in 2009 under the Obama administration.

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