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Groundbreakers

Female Athletes Who Overcame Adversity While Making Olympic History

Training for the Olympics is already a challenge, but it's made even more difficult when you have the odds stacked against you. Let's take a look at some of the 2016 female athletes who have made Olympic history despite their circumstances and hardships. Read More »

9 Times Feminism Ruled 2015

The year 2015 was a triumphant one for women across all industries. From sports champions, to human rights activists, to influential Hollywood icons, women thrived in the spotlight, knocking down barriers and redefining the status quo.  Read More »

Meet the 20 MAKERS Inducted Into the National Women's Hall of Fame

The National Women's Hall of Fame hosted its 2015 induction ceremony ove Read More »

Meet the First Female Pilot in the Blue Angel’s 69-Year History

The Blue Angels are the U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration squadron, showing people across the country the techniques Navy aviators are capable of — performing some maneuvers that put planes 18-inches apart in the air. Read More »

MAKERS in the Making: 5 Teen Leaders and Their Goals for 2015

Every week, we’ll be highlighting young women who have MAKERS potential, people who seek to make a difference in the world, who take initiative and break new ground.  Read More »

Katherine Johnson Went to College at 15--Then She Calculated the Path to the Moon

When Katherine Johnson started college (at age 15), she never dreamed she’d be involved in space. At the time, she remembers that as a woman, “You could be a nurse or a teacher.” But numbers had always come naturally to Johnson, and her professors encouraged her to study mathematics. Read More »

13-Year-Old Alyssa Carson Is Training to Be the First Human on Mars

Alyssa Carson, a 13-year-old from Baton Rouge, has other-worldly ambitions, and shooting for the moon is not enough. She wants to be on the first human mission to Mars, predicted to be in 2030. Her far reaching goal took hold when she was about 5 years old:  Read More »

Throwback Thursday: FDNY's First Female Firefighter Says 'Enough is Enough'

This year, four new women will join the FDNY, bringing the total number of women in its ranks to 41. There are 10,400 firefighters and officers in New York City altogether. Read More »

Maryam Mirzakhani is the First Woman to Win the 'Nobel of Math'

The Iranian mathematician is the first woman to receive the Fields Medal after 52 male winners. Read More »

Becky Hammon Makes History as the NBA's First Female Full-Time Coach

Becky Hammon made history this week when she accepted a position as the first full-time, paid female assistant coach in the NBA. Read More »