Commodore Grace M. Hopper, USN (covered).
Grace Hopper

This week, meet a pioneer of computer science.

Grace Hopper

Welcome to WOMEN 100, a yearlong celebration marking a century of progress since women won the right to vote and set the agenda to achieve economic, political and social equality.

WHYY’S Marty Moss-Coane hosts the weekly spots focused on the achievements of women who changed our world.

After almost a century of protests, the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, was passed in 1919. It said: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”

WHYY is producing the series with Drexel University College of Medicine’s Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership, as part of their Vision 2020’s Women 100 project. The project is focused on the unfinished business of women’s equality, with special emphasis on shared leadership among women and men in business, the arts, science, government and beyond.

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Commodore Grace M. Hopper, USN (covered).

Grace Hopper

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

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Gloria Steinem

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

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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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