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This week, meet the founder of a nonprofit that works to increase the number of young women interested in computer science.
Air Date: March 23, 2020
Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Ida B. Wells was born into slavery in Mississippi in 1862 and dedicated her life to exposing the injustices of racism and sexism and the
Air Date: March 16, 2020
This week's featured activist is the godmother of Title IX.
Air Date: March 9, 2020
After surviving the worst high school shooting in American history, this student channeled her grief into activism.
Air Date: March 2, 2020
Indra Nooyi is a business executive named as one of the world’s most powerful women by Forbes, Fortune, The Wall
Air Date: February 24, 2020
Shirley Chisholm was born in Brooklyn in 1924 and spent her childhood living with her grandmother in Barbados.
Air Date: February 18, 2020
Jeannette Rankin was the first woman elected to Congress in 1917. She was born in 1880 on her parent’s ranch in Montana.
Air Date: February 10, 2020
Dawn Staley, a Hall of Fame basketball player and coach, grew up playing against the boys in her North Philadelphia neighborhood. Her par
Air Date: February 3, 2020
Alva Belmont used her wealth to support the women’s suffrage movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Belmont was born i
Air Date: January 27, 2020
Grace Hopper was one of America’s first computer scientists and among the first women in the U.S. Navy to achieve the rank of rear
Air Date: January 20, 2020
Gloria Steinem was one of the most prominent faces of the feminist movement in the 1960s and 70s. Steinem used her skills as a journalist
Air Date: January 13, 2020
Mary Church Terrell
Mary Church Terrell was born during the Civil War, right after the Emancipation Proclamation. The daughter of former slaves who became su
Air Date: January 10, 2020
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