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