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Celebrating Women’s History Month

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In honor of Women’s History Month, South Source is taking a look at some of the women who have influenced the industries we discuss on the site and teach at our schools. This is by no means an exhaustive list of the women who have made history in these industries. In fact, it barely scratches the surface. Check out the list and leave a comment mentioning your favorites that we didn’t include.

Business & Technology

Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel
1883-1971
French fashion designer who was and is enormously influential and among the most imitated of designers. 

Margaret “Meg” Whitman
1957-
President and CEO of eBay since 1998.

Anita Borg
1949–2003
The founding director of the Institute for Women and Technology (IWT), which was renamed The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology after her death.

Legal & Criminal Justice

Sandra Day O’Connor
1930-
First woman justice on the Supreme Court. 

Jeannette Rankin
1880-1973
First woman to serve in Congress.

Victoria Woodhull
1838–1927
First woman to be nominated and campaign for the U.S. presidency.

Health

Clara Barton
1821-1912
In 1881 organized the American National Red Cross, which she headed until 1904.

Florence Nightingale
1820-1910
Founder of modern nursing.

Elizabeth Blackwell
1821-1910
First American woman awarded a medical degree by a college, making her the first female doctor in the United States.

Author: Megan Donley

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