Women 100 Archive
Few women have revolutionized women’s tennis more than Serena Williams, whose powerful and precise playing style has won her a record 23 Grand Slam singles titles.
Air Date: December 21, 2020Listen 00:58
American diplomat & political scientist Condoleezza Rice was the first woman head of the National Security Council & the second woman to be named Secretary of State.
Air Date: December 14, 2020Listen 00:59
At the 2018 U.S. national championships, Simone Biles became the first female gymnast in nearly 25 years to win all five events.
Air Date: December 7, 2020Listen 0:59
Lorraine Hansberry wrote the celebrated "A Raisin in The Sun", the first play by an African American woman to be performed on Broadway.
Air Date: November 30, 2020Listen 0:59
Rosa Parks was an African American civil rights activist who became a symbol of the struggle for equality, when she refused to give her seat to a white man in a public bus.
Air Date: November 23, 2020Listen 0:58
In the late 1960s, Morrison became the first Black female editor in fiction at the publisher Random House in New York City.
Air Date: November 16, 2020Listen 1:00
Harriet Tubman is best known as an American woman who escaped from slavery to become one of America’s leading abolitionists before the Civil War.
Air Date: November 9, 2020Listen 1:00
Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and one of the world’s best known aviators.
Air Date: November 2, 2020Listen 1:00
Basketball coach Pat Summitt is praised as one of the 50 greatest of all time.
Air Date: October 26, 2020Listen 1:00
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, 2020Listen 1:00
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on September 22, 2020, at age 87, and the country lost an important pioneering woman.
Air Date: October 12, 2020Listen 1:00
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, 2020Listen 1:01
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, 2020Listen 0:58
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, 2020Listen 0:57
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, 2020Listen 0:58
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