In part of a new effort to recognize significant achievements of women, Madrid is naming streets after Spanish women in history whose achievements may have been over looked or undervalued (Awesome!). Today they recognized Ms. Robles for her work in creating the first electronic encyclopedia, a precursor to the modern ebook. Read more about itContinue reading “Spain recognizes inventor of the e-book, Angela Ruiz Robles”
Before Rosa Parks, our National hero memorialized by President Obama in 2013, there was another young woman who stood up to authority and refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery Public Bus, 15 yr old Claudette Colvin. On March 9, 1955 (9 months before Rosa Parks) Claudette Colvin and three other young studentsContinue reading “Claudette Colvin: 15 yr old visionary”
She is 101 yrs old now and wants the world to know how beautiful flight is- especially women. Meet Mary Ellis, one of the first 8 female ATA pilots to fly spitfires from the factory to the front lines. Watch a BBC short on her here and then walk down to your local FBO/Aviation schoolContinue reading “Mary Ellis: ATA Pilot in WW2”
Who is Margot Duhalde? She was the first woman in Chile to become a pilot- in 1938. She flew in France and for the British Air Transport, enlisting before she was 18. Her courage and tenacity was truly remarkable. You can read her story here.
Who was the sculptor behind FDR’s profile on the dime? We may never know, but Selma Burke had courage enough to stand up for what she thought she was due. Read more here.
Since it can’t be decided in the United States whether women can be integrated into US Special Forces, I offer we copy an alternate solution being designed in Norway- all female SF units. This can be a way to tap into a whole talent pool not being utilized without the argument that women can’t hackContinue reading “A new way to think about Special Forces”
The 1950s were a high risk time for all black men and women who contributed to fighting for their equal rights in a divided America. Anyone suspected of being involved in the Civil Rights movement was vulnerable to violence and persecution in their homes, neighborhoods, and towns. Ms. Georgia Gilmore found a way in whichContinue reading “Ms. Georgia Gilmore, Cook of the Civil Rights movement”