Women Who Inspire

Quotes, photos, and favorite memories featuring strong women—from Eleanor Roosevelt to Beyonce.
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On November 5, 1872, Susan B. Anthony voted in a presidential election—and was then arrested. Almost 50 years later, the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified, prohibiting states from denying women the right to vote. Perspective, Inspiration, Morality, Suffragettes, People, Presidential Campaign, Presidential Election, Who Runs The World, Intersectional Feminism
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On November 5, 1872, Susan B. Anthony voted in a presidential election—and was then arrested. Almost 50 years later, the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified, prohibiting states from denying women the right to vote.
This summer, trans activist and Human Rights Campaign National Press Secretary Sarah McBride became the first openly transgender person to speak at a major political party convention. In her remarks, Sarah called for the passage of the Equality Act, preventing violence against trans women of color, and ending the HIV and AIDS epidemic once and for all. Join Sarah and activists across the country in supporting LGBT rights this November. Strong Women, Country, Trans Activists, Human Rights Campaign, Political Party, Activist, Transgender Quotes, Equality, Transgender Mtf
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This summer, trans activist and Human Rights Campaign National Press Secretary Sarah McBride became the first openly transgender person to speak at a major political party convention. In her remarks, Sarah called for the passage of the Equality Act, preventing violence against trans women of color, and ending the HIV and AIDS epidemic once and for all. Join Sarah and activists across the country in supporting LGBT rights this November.
Eighty three years ago, the U.S. Senate confirmed Frances Perkins as Secretary of Labor. Sec. Perkins was the first woman cabinet member in United States history—she joined forces with President Franklin Roosevelt as an architect of the New Deal and the Fair Labor Standards Act, abolishing child labor and establishing a minimum wage and overtime pay for workers around the country. Liberal Views, United States History, International Womens Day, Franklin Roosevelt, Great Women, Government, United States
Eighty three years ago, the U.S. Senate confirmed Frances Perkins as Secretary of Labor. Sec. Perkins was the first woman cabinet member in United States history—she joined forces with President Franklin Roosevelt as an architect of the New Deal and the Fair Labor Standards Act, abolishing child labor and establishing a minimum wage and overtime pay for workers around the country.
Born September 1, 1933, Ann Richards was the first woman to be elected governor of Texas in her own right. Her leadership inspired a generation of women and marked a turning point for Democratic politics in the state—what she called the "New Texas." Ann's fight to open doors for women and people of color led to a watershed moment for equal rights in Texas and beyond. Thank you, Ann. Politicians, Equal Rights, Womens History Month, Well Behaved Women, Ann Richards
Born September 1, 1933, Ann Richards was the first woman to be elected governor of Texas in her own right. Her leadership inspired a generation of women and marked a turning point for Democratic politics in the state—what she called the "New Texas." Ann's fight to open doors for women and people of color led to a watershed moment for equal rights in Texas and beyond. Thank you, Ann.
At the 1988 Olympic games, Jackie Joyner-Kersee became the first U.S. woman to win gold in the long jump. That year Jackie also took gold in the heptathlon, setting the still-standing world record of 7,291 points. Over her career, Jackie won six Olympic medals—making her the most decorated woman in USA Track and Field history until Allyson Felix earned her seventh Olympic medal in Rio this week. Food For Thought, Heptathlon, Olympic Games, 1988 Olympics, Jackie Joyner Kersee, Olympic Medals
At the 1988 Olympic games, Jackie Joyner-Kersee became the first U.S. woman to win gold in the long jump. That year Jackie also took gold in the heptathlon, setting the still-standing world record of 7,291 points. Over her career, Jackie won six Olympic medals—making her the most decorated woman in USA Track and Field history until Allyson Felix earned her seventh Olympic medal in Rio this week.
Simone Biles landed a spot in history at the Rio games after taking top honors in the floor exercise, making her the first American woman gymnast to bring home four gold medals in a single Olympics. Well done, Simone! Judo, Dance, Volleyball, Motivation, Athlete Quotes, Sports Quotes
Simone Biles landed a spot in history at the Rio games after taking top honors in the floor exercise, making her the first American woman gymnast to bring home four gold medals in a single Olympics. Well done, Simone!
Allyson Felix won her seventh Olympic medal in Rio—making her the most decorated woman in Team USA track and field history. Congratulations, Allyson! Ideas, Models, Olympic Track And Field, Olympics, Team Usa, Role Models, Seventh
Allyson Felix won her seventh Olympic medal in Rio—making her the most decorated woman in Team USA track and field history. Congratulations, Allyson!
Michelle Carter made Olympic history in the women's shot put, earning Team USA's first gold medal in the event during the Rio games. Congratulations, Michelle! Nike Quotes, Amigurumi Patterns, Marathon Training, Runner's World, Rio De Janeiro, Track And Field Quotes, Athlete
Michelle Carter made Olympic history in the women's shot put, earning Team USA's first gold medal in the event during the Rio games. Congratulations, Michelle!
During Rio 2016, we're honoring Wilma Rudolph—a groundbreaking athlete who overcame childhood illness and a leg brace to become one of our country's greatest track stars. At the 1960 games in Rome, Wilma broke barriers as the first American woman to win three track and field gold medals in a single Olympic games. Today, Wilma's legacy on the track inspires Olympic dreams for a new generation of young women and men. Rome, Olympics 2016, Wilma Rudolph, Track And Field
During Rio 2016, we're honoring Wilma Rudolph—a groundbreaking athlete who overcame childhood illness and a leg brace to become one of our country's greatest track stars. At the 1960 games in Rome, Wilma broke barriers as the first American woman to win three track and field gold medals in a single Olympic games. Today, Wilma's legacy on the track inspires Olympic dreams for a new generation of young women and men.
In Rio, U.S. Olympic swimmer Simone Manuel won gold and made history. Swimming, Swim Team, Swimmer, Olympic Swimmers
In Rio, U.S. Olympic swimmer Simone Manuel won gold and made history.
Last night in Rio, swimmer Katie Ledecky won gold—and broke her own world record in the 400 meter freestyle. Congratulations, Katie! Summer, Swimming Jokes, Swimming Quotes, Sport Quotes Motivational, Olympic Athletes, Swimming Motivation, Swim Life
Last night in Rio, swimmer Katie Ledecky won gold—and broke her own world record in the 400 meter freestyle. Congratulations, Katie!
In Rio, fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad became the first American Muslim athlete to compete at the Olympic games while wearing a hijab. In her youth, Ibtihaj searched for a sport that allowed her to dress in accordance with her Muslim faith—and found her calling in fencing. Today, she's a three-time NCAA All-American, the second-ranked woman fencer in the United States, and the twelfth-ranked woman fencer in the world. Hijabs, American Muslims, Muslim Faith, Muslim Women
In Rio, fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad became the first American Muslim athlete to compete at the Olympic games while wearing a hijab. In her youth, Ibtihaj searched for a sport that allowed her to dress in accordance with her Muslim faith—and found her calling in fencing. Today, she's a three-time NCAA All-American, the second-ranked woman fencer in the United States, and the twelfth-ranked woman fencer in the world.
Laurie Hernandez is the first U.S.-born Latina to compete on the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team since 1984. Good luck, Laurie! ‪#‎ImWithHernandez‬ Fitness, Ballet, Disney, Softball, Gymnastics History, Dance Moms Dancers, Summer Olympics 2016, Olympic Gymnastics
Laurie Hernandez is the first U.S.-born Latina to compete on the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team since 1984. Good luck, Laurie! ‪#‎ImWithHernandez‬
Three-time world all-around champion Simone Biles is set to make history at the Olympic Games in Rio with a record-breaking gold medal count. Good luck, Simone!
Three-time world all-around champion Simone Biles is set to make history at the Olympic Games in Rio with a record-breaking gold medal count. Good luck, Simone!
Four gold medals and counting: Today, Serena Williams hits the Olympic court in Rio to add to her collection. Action, Wimbledon, Sayings, Grand Slam Titles
Four gold medals and counting: Today, Serena Williams hits the Olympic court in Rio to add to her collection.