We are at that time of year again where we celebrate Women throughout History. Last year I wrote about some women that are talked about quite a lot in terms of female empowerment (you can check it out here). But I had so much fun writing it, therefore of course I had to do it again this year!
I think with everything going on at the moment around the world it is nice to just have a post to reflect on some wonderful women.
*In case you didn’t know Women’s History Month talks about the contributions and highlights of women throughout history*
Here are some more of the fabulous women…
*just stating that I am using some photos from the free photo library on wordpress (minus the one above which is mine) and they are not the women that I am talking about*
Blackwell was the first American woman to be granted a medical degree by a college. She attended a college in New York after being rejected by six other college’s due to being female! However, this then inspired Blackwell to open up a women’s medical college! What a determined and wonderful lady.
Hopper invented one of the first easy-to-use computer languages. Thus, this was such a huge advancement in the world of computer programming! Plus this definitely set the way for how computer programming is today. What a boss lady.
Ochoa was an astronaut and researcher, she flew her first shuttle mission in 1993. She was the first Hispanic women to be named an astronaut, and has done over 500 hours in space. Ochoa and the team’s work in space helps to contribute to better understanding of the environment and climate on Earth.
Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Zaharias is considered one of the greatest athletes of all time. Zaharias was a busy lady, and not only did she win both gold medals in track and field at the 1932 Olympics, but she also played professional basketball and was a founding member of the ‘Ladies Professional Golf Association’. The hard work and determination Zaharias shows is just so inspiring!
Thakral was the first Indian woman to fly, and gained her aviation pilot license in 1936. Thakral was just 21 and she flew a gypsy moth solo. I think her inspiration is just a way to show that you can do anything you want and don’t let anyone stop you!
Gertrude Caroline Ederle
Ederle became the first woman to swim across the English Channel in 1926! I mean credit to anyone that can swim across the Channel but what a boss lady to prove everyone wrong and to just go out and do it.
Anyway these are just some of the amazing women in history, and women today that will go down in history. We all have a story and a way that we contribute. I say keep supporting each other, keep motivating and inspiring each other. We are all great in our own way. Also this is even more important right now with what is going on in the world, so let’s just be there for each other.
Gemma Jayne x
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