Subject of the Month: 2021

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March 2021


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"Women are leaders everywhere you go, from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women, and we will continue to breakdown walls and defy stereotypes."  —Nancy Pelosi

Celebrate Women’s History Month with a selection of resources and biographical information featuring a diverse range of women in leadership positions through American history, highlighting the importance of equity in leadership, and documenting the significant challenges that women have faced and continue to overcome.

Kamala Harris, 1st Woman Vice President of the United States

Kamala D. Harris is the 49th Vice President of the United States, sworn in on January 20, 2021. She is the first woman to hold the position, as well as the first African-American and first Asian-American. Born in Oakland, California, she has also served as a Senator for California (2017-2021) and Attorney General for the State of California (2011-2017).

“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens.”  —Michelle Obama

Women in Politics

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.”  —Rosalynn Carter

Women in STEM

Women in Business

Women in the Labor Movement

Broken Ceilings

Fearless Girl  by Kristen Visbal, bronze, 2017 (modified 2021). New York Stock Exchange (originally installed in Bowling Green Park in New York City’s Financial District).

Use the arrows to browse a gallery of dynamic women from America's past and present.

Dr. Carla Hayden, 14th Librarian of Congress


Sally Ride, First American Woman in Space


Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors


Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady


Madam C.J. Walker, Entrepeneur


Jeannine Smith Clark, Regent of the Smithsonian Institution


Grace Hopper, Rear Admiral and Computer Scientist


Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte, Physician


Stephanie Kwolek, Chemist


Maria Mitchell, Astronomer


Marian Anderson, Opera Singer


Patsy Mink, First Asian-American Congresswoman


Phyllis Frye, First Transgender American Judge


Dolores Huerta, Civil Rights Leader


Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo


Sojourner Truth, Abolitionist


Sacagawea, Interpreter and Guide


Michelle Obama, First Lady


Women in Leadership

Local, National, & International Women's Organizations

“I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind leading.” —Amy Poehler

Data & Statistics

Women in Arts Administration

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