The lack of Female Statues in the United States

Momentum is growing to increase the number of women statues that are present in the United States. Only 8% ( a generous estimation by Lilylines.com- some websites report as low as 4%) of statues are devoted to and built in the figures of actual American women pioneers. This is a shame, given that the UnitedContinue reading “The lack of Female Statues in the United States”

Mary Katharine Goddard and the Declaration of Independence

With the 4th of July quickly approaching, this article came to mind.  Mary Katherine Goddard took advantage of an entrepreneurial moment by publishing the Declaration of Independence when others could not.  May she not be forgotten in history…   Mary Katharine Goddard and the Declaration of Independence #entrepreneur #UShistory #revolution

Changing tables in Men’s Rooms

With all the attention on female equality lately, we at Milieux realize we all don’t think about the men that support us in these societal changes. The recent news about supporting fathers by adding changing tables to public bathrooms is just in time for Father’s Day. The good news is that states like New York,Continue reading “Changing tables in Men’s Rooms”

The Problem with “Male Dominated”

    I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what “Male Dominated” means when it comes to work environments. I understand it to an extent- but really reflecting on my experiences in the military reminds me of all the guys who helped me and encouraged me to get where I am at.  That doesn’t feel likeContinue reading “The Problem with “Male Dominated””

The Nightwitch Bombers-delivering fear in the night

If you haven’t read about Marina Raskova and the NightWitches- you are missing out on some amazing history. Deployed out of need in WWII, the Soviet Union commissioned Maj Raskova to find 400 women to fill out their fighter and night bombing squadrons- including the 588th pictured above. They fit the women into any uniformsContinue reading “The Nightwitch Bombers-delivering fear in the night”

This day in History: Queen Lili’uokalani

A part of US history not often remembered this day in history – Hawaii’s first and last Queen was illegally arrested and held captive the rest of her life by the United States. Despite multiple attempts to convince American interests in the area that Hawaii was a sovereign nation (the first to have central powerContinue reading “This day in History: Queen Lili’uokalani”

Valentina Tereshkova – First woman in Space and Thoughts for the “Space Force”

  Perhaps you didn’t know, but the record for the first woman in space was not held by an American (gasp!) but a Russian woman the Chicago Tribune dubbed “The Russian Blonde in Space”… even though she wasn’t even blonde. Despite how “modern” we like to think America is, there is still much stereotyping andContinue reading “Valentina Tereshkova – First woman in Space and Thoughts for the “Space Force””

Tammie Jo Shultz And Chelsey Sullenberger

When flight 1380 from New York made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport on 17 April 2018, instincts took over for the seasoned captain and she executed all of her emergency procedures as practiced and memorized.  She was the Captain of the flight, and even though it was a last minute switch she hadContinue reading “Tammie Jo Shultz And Chelsey Sullenberger”

Ada Lovelace: Inventor of the Algorithm

You may not know this, but an auction happened a few weeks ago, 24 July 2018, where the first computer program written in history was bought for $125,000.  That computer program was written by none other than the mother of computer science – Ms. Ada Lovelace.     Ada Lovelace was born in 1815 toContinue reading “Ada Lovelace: Inventor of the Algorithm”

Today in History: The start of the Suffrage Movement

    160 years ago today in 1948,  Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, two abolitionists who met at the 1840 World Anti-Slavery Convention in London, organize the first ever women’s rights convention at Wesylan Chapel in Seneca Falls, NY.  Together, they led over 300 people on a two-day convention to discuss women’s rights andContinue reading “Today in History: The start of the Suffrage Movement”