National Women's History Month is observed throughout the Month of March in the United States and is a time where we honor the women in our lives and communities who make a difference everyday. Here are just a few statistics about women who have made significant contributions to the world
- There are 1.6 million female veterans in the United States.
- Marie Curie is the only woman to ever win two Nobel Prizes
- Queen Victoria ruled one of the largest empires in the history of the world, at one point controlling land on nearly every continent.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony spent their lives fighting for women’s suffrage, but neither lived long enough to see the Amendment granting them the right to vote.
- The first female governor of a U.S. state was Wyoming governor Nellie Tayloe Ross, elected in 1924.
- In 1932 Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
- In 1997 Madeline Albright became the first female Secretary of State
- In 1999 Eileen Collins became the first woman to command a shuttle mission
- In 2007 Nancy Pelosi became the first female Speaker of the House