ABOUT THE PROJECT
Many biographies of American women who came of age during or after the women’s liberation movement include the phrase, “She was the first woman to. . .” Some achieved feats that will be written in history books (first Secretary of State or the first woman to head a Fortune 500 company). Other women’s accomplishments were local and perhaps not as well known (the first woman to head the PTA at her daughter’s school or the first girl to play on her hometown little league team).
It is time to celebrate these women and this website is dedicated to that purpose. By starting a conversation about these women, we can collect their stories. Every reader of this site is welcome and encouraged to contribute.
HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE
- Submit names of any “The First Women to. . .” you know in the comments box on this page. Enter your own name, the name of a family member or the name of a friend. Include the woman’s accomplishment.
- Respond to the “Question of the Week” at the top of the Home Page.
- Add your confidential email address on the Home Page to receive notices when blogs appear and updates on the project’s progress.
- Tell your friends about this site and ask them to contribute names, thoughts and stories.
Remembering is a special honor for someone we care about. Commemorating a special woman helps her to live on and inspires us in return.