Black and white photography of Wilma Mankiller in front of the tribal emblem at the Cherokee Nation

Wilma Mankiller

Wilma Mankiller is a Native American activist, social worker and community builder. She was the first woman elected Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.

Air Date: October 19, 2020

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Dr. Bernadette Healy was appointed as the first woman director of the National Institutes of Health (1991-1993). Dr. Healy was a distinguished cardiologist and a dedicated and caring physician. She died in August 2011. (NIH History Office)

Dr. Bernardette Healy

Dr. Bernardette Healy, an influential federal health administrator, was known for her innovations and her campaigns to raise awareness about women’s health issues.

Air Date: October 5, 2020

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Oprah Winfrey at an event for 30th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, 2015 ( Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is a well known television personality, actress, and entrepreneur whose syndicated daily show became the highest-rated talk show in the United States.

Air Date: September 28, 2020

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Ellen Degeneres

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres, the comedian, author, actor, dancer and television host, is best known for her quirky observational humor – often compared to Lucille Ball and Mary Tyler Moor

Air Date: September 21, 2020

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Two women operating the ENIAC's main control panel while the machine was still located at the Moore School. Left: Betty Jennings (Mrs. Bartik) Right: Frances Bilas (Mrs. Spence) setting up the ENIAC. (United States Army/Public domain)

ENIAC Programmers

In 1946 a team of six young women mathematicians made computer science history by programming the first general-purpose electronic digital computer.

Air Date: September 14, 2020

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Sonia Sotomayor in SCOTUS robe from August 21, 2009 (Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States, Steve Petteway source/Public domain)

Sonia Sotomayor

In 2009 the U.S. appellate court judge Sonia Sotomayor became the first Latina and the third woman appointed to serve on the United States Supreme Court.

Air Date: September 8, 2020

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Lucretia Mott

Lucretia Mott

A Quaker and early abolitionist, Lucretia Mott was a pioneer social reformer and a key founder of the organized women’s rights movement in the United States.

Air Date: August 10, 2020

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Alice Paul

Alice Paul

Alice Paul was one of the main leaders and strategists of the campaign for the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote.

Air Date: August 3, 2020

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Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was a poet, memoirist, dancer and civil rights activist whose books explore themes of economic, racial and sexual oppression in a personal way.

Air Date: July 27, 2020

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Ann Preston (Unknown photographer / Public domain)

Ann Preston

Ann Preston, a pioneer women doctor, was a Philadelphia physician and educator who fought for the rights of women to learn, practice, and teach medicine in the nineteenth cent

Air Date: July 13, 2020

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