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Sep 30, 2020

Today I want to share the story of Amanda Nguyen… back in 2013, as a senior at Harvard University, Amanda survived rape. She got a rape kit, but she knew as a young 20-something with limited time and resources that she was not well-positioned to handle a lengthy trial that could potentially last several years. Since...


Sep 23, 2020

Today I am excited to bring to you the story of the iconic screenwriter and producer, Shonda Rhimes. You probably know her best as the showrunner for Grey’s Anatomy and its spin-off Private Practice, as well as the creator of How to Get Away with Murder and Scandal.

Shonda herself and her shows have received...


Sep 16, 2020

Meet Hypatia, the world’s first known female mathematician AND the world’s first known female philosopher. She was also the greatest mathematician and greatest philosopher of her time, which is a title that no other woman in history can claim. 

 

Hypatia was an extraordinarily talented and accomplished scholar in...


Sep 9, 2020

Today’s Iconic Woman is a modern-day warrior woman… Tammy Duckworth, survivor of a series of war injuries that occurred when she was co-piloting a helicopter in combat during the Iraq War! 

 

Tammy is a woman of many firsts - she was the first female American double amputee of the Iraq war, the first person born in...


Sep 2, 2020

Nice Nailantei Leng’ete was born in a village in Kenya in 1991. She was terrified of the cultural tradition of FGM, or female genital mutilation, in her village. At just 8 years old, she was expected to go through the procedure and to get married to an old man. She had seen so many other girls go through the painful...