Sylvia had an ear for hits, be it her own or producing them for others, she knew how to spot and cultivate talent. An executive at Sugar Hill Records, she is responsible for some of Hip Hop's most influential tracks!
Facing discrimination in Fascist Italy in the 40s, Rita built her own laboratory to continue her important research using chick embryos. Her incredible work resulted in a Nobel Prize, and for a good reason!
Carrie was Canada's first female professor; She even founded McGill University's Genetics Department! An advocate for not just educational, voting, and working rights for women, she fought for their right to birth control when it was illegal.
Ava picked up a camera in her 30s and decided it was her time to start making films that explored the lives of Black Americans. She continues to push herself to create work that is thought provoking, tough, and inspirational.
Wangari's work extended far beyond conservation. Her mission with the Green Belt Movement was to empower people by showing them how to directly improve their own environment. Think globally, act locally.
Chief Bass is the definition of a true leader, citing "emotional intelligence" as a key to not just effective leading, but being a good human. She has been active on social media- hoping to promote respect and communication through it!
After surviving a violent sexual assault, Artemisia was able to forge onward and create a successful career for herself as an independent artist, something unheard of in the 1600s. Artemisia was a master at painting the female body in all of it's natural beauty.
Leach Chase believed that food and art came bring us together, even when we don't agree. Her restaurant, Dookie Chase is proof positive of this point. It acted as a safe haven for Civil Rights conversations between black and white people when Jim Crow Laws said it was illegal.
Roten's biting analysis of the life of a Swiss woman brought unexpected, intense, harsh criticism her way after Women in the Playpen's release-- though now it is a staple in the feminist literary canon.
Barbara Jordan wanted to serve her constituents as best she knew how. Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, she certainly succeeded. From a practicing attorney to the first LBGTQ+ woman in Congress, Barbara always knew exactly who she was.
Grace's unconventional path to Notre Dame Law School is one that isn't likely to be duplicated. After serving in two presidential administrations, she even opened the only Spanish TV networks in the nation at the time!
Jeong's efforts to stop the spread with rolling out the world's best contact tracing program, among other things, gained her global recognition for her response to the COVID-19 pandemic from its' early stages!
The only woman to direct a Twilight Zone episode, Ida purposefully chose what stories she wanted to tell and why, this carried over to her "hard-luck dame" acting career as well!
Jurga never pigeonholed herself into any genre of writing- from prose to plays, she made sure the stories she was telling made their way to us in the right form.
Lillian Wald founded the Henry Street Settlement, among other organizations, in New York City. She fought for the rights of women, immigrants, and children of all races, ethnicities, and creeds!
From playing professionally, to now coaching in the NFL, Coach King has put an incredible amount of work into the legacy she wants to leave behind. More than a coach, King is a role model!
Dr. Wright dedicated her life to saving lives. Her revolutionary approach to the use of chemotherapeutic agents helped us to learn more and more about different ways to treat cancer.
Marthe's legacy didn't end with the accomplishment of obtaining the right to vote for Swiss women, Marthe wanted to ensure that the contributions of the women behind the movement would not be lost, or ignored.
Trota has a complicated legacy with question surrounding her existence. She was very real, but questions remain as to what we can give her credit to, and why she has been conflated with a widely distributed medical text.
Bonnie Blair has spent her life being the best she can possibly be, be it in her athletic aspirations or her life now as a motivational speaker and humanitarian. Bonnie exemplifies excellence in athletics and character!
María was passionate about the effects that education could have on a society. She fought for the rights of women in Peru, even when she was exiled for ruffling a few too many feathers...
Throughout her lifetime, Miriam faced innumerable hardships, and through it all, she came out the other side pleading the case for kindness, understanding, and empathy with the unapologetic messages in her music.
Charlotte Cushman is considered to be one of the very first method actors, taking herself into deep character studies. Her approach was successful, as she found herself performing to sold out crowds from the United States to England throughout her career.
Season 3 is going to be a treat! We have some incredible guests from all over the map, and the same can be said for our main episodes. Make sure you're subscribed and following so you don't miss a thing!