Serena Williams getting ready to hit a tennis ball

Serena Williams

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, 2020

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Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice

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, 2020

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Simone Biles

Simone Biles

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, 2020

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Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

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, 2020

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Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

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, 2020

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Harriet Tubman

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, 2020

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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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