Celebrating TRAILBLAZERS in Women’s History!
We are excited to honor & celebrate “Trailblazers” in Women’s History! These women have blazed a trail in their chosen fields and made a permanent mark in history.
“Trailblazers” inspire current and past generations of women to follow their dreams, passion and purpose.
in Women’s History
Kamala Devi Harris is an African/Asian American politician and attorney serving as The 49th Vice President of the United States. She is the United States’ first female Vice President, the highest-ranking female official in U.S. history, and the first African/Asian American Vice President.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver DSG was an American Philanthropist and a member of the Kennedy family. She was the Founder of the Special Olympics, a sports organization for persons with physical and intellectual disabilities.
Shirley Anita Chisholm was an African American Politician, Educator, and Author. In 1968, she became the First Black Woman elected to the United States Congress, representing New York’s 12th congressional district for seven terms from 1969 to 1983.
Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel was a French Fashion Designer and Businesswoman. The Founder and namesake of the Chanel brand, she was credited in the post-World War I era with popularizing a sporty, casual chic as the feminine standard of style, replacing the “corseted silhouette” that was dominant beforehand.
Stacey Yvonne Abrams is an African American Politician, Lawyer, Voting Rights Activist, and Author who served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2007 to 2017, serving as minority leader from 2011 to 2017.
Sara Treleaven Blakely is an American Businesswoman, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist. She is the Founder of Spanx, an American intimate apparel company with pants and leggings, founded in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Gladys West
Gladys Mae West is an African American Mathematician known for her contributions to the mathematical modeling of the shape of the Earth, and her work on the development of the satellite geodesy models that were eventually incorporated into the Global Positioning System.
Katharine Meyer Graham was an American Publisher. She led her family’s newspaper, The Washington Post, from 1963 to 1991. Graham presided over the paper as it reported on the Watergate scandal, which eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.