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Female Athletes Who Overcame Adversity While Making Olympic History

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 s... Read More »

9 Times Feminism Ruled 2015

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,... Read More »

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

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 over the weekend.  Ten women who have been pioneers in their various industries... Read More »

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

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 — per... Read More »

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

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 br... Read More »

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

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 cou... Read More »

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

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 huma... Read More »

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

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... Read More »

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

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

In 1936, the Fields Medal was instituted to recognize outstanding discoveries in mathematics. Winners had to be younger than 40, and, until this year,... Read More »

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

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. She'll be coaching fo... Read More »