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The Figures of Women's History Month

To commemorate Women’s History Month, we are spotlighting some important women who have pushed for equality, paved the way for the next generation, and achieved incredible accomplishments. Hedy Lamarr was a popular actress in the 1930s and a technology inventor who created communication techniques. Margaret Chase Smith was the first woman to serve in the US Congress. In 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space when she boarded the Challenger. Wangari Maathai won a Nobel Peace Prize for her work defending women’s rights, advocating for democracy, and protecting the environment. Ava DuVernay is a prominent director who became the first Black woman to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. This month, many are thinking of the iconic Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was a tireless advocate for women's rights on the US Supreme Court and the first Jewish woman to hold the role.

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