For centuries women have been chipping away at the block of patriarchy, attempting to overcome the obstacle that it poses in their everyday. From fighting for a seat at the table to shattering the glass ceiling, women have been trying to create change, not just for themselves and their communities but also for those who will follow in their footsteps. For Women’s History Month, here are some changemakers who have impacted the world.
Savitribai Phule was an author and poet who established the first girls’ school in India. She was dedicated to abolishing the unfair treatment of people based on gender and caste, and was a strong believer in freedom from oppression through education.#WomensHistoryMonth pic.twitter.com/ZRK8LElwwE
— AfricAid (@AfricAid) March 9, 2021
Today we remember aerospace engineer and 1st female astronaut of Indian descent, Kalpana Chawla. Dr. Chawla researched powered-lift computational fluid dynamics & enjoyed flying aerobatics. She died as a result of the space shuttle Columbia accident in 2003. #WomensHistoryMonth pic.twitter.com/5CSNWXrAXU
— NASA History Office (@NASAhistory) March 9, 2021
Poet. Author. Teacher. Pulitzer Price winner. One of the most influential poets of the 20th century, Gwendolyn Brooks used her art to increase awareness and understanding of Black culture. A true gift to American poetry. #WomensHistoryMonth #InternationalWomensDay pic.twitter.com/d49TPH3XQc
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) March 9, 2021
Today, I raise a #CupOfJoe to Marjory Stoneman Douglas. She fought for feminism, racial justice, & conservation long before these causes became popular. Her most influential work was the book The Everglades: River of Grass (1947). 📖 https://t.co/iLYbzYt9Pz#WomensHistoryMonth pic.twitter.com/BdJUvYxVU3
— Justice Seeker ~ The time to move forward is now. (@tizzywoman) March 9, 2021
Barbara McClintock’s words upon hearing she’d won Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine? “That’s nice.” She was the first, and still only, woman to win this honor unshared. This #WomensHistoryMonth, celebrate one of CSHL’s most inspiring scientists: https://t.co/54DcSeEaPa
— Cold Spring Harbor Lab (@CSHL) March 8, 2021
Take a look & listen into the early days of the equal pay fight in tennis. It was 1972, the Virginia Slims tour was picking up steam & we were working hard for the players of the future.
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) March 9, 2021
Rachel Carson's 1962 book 'Silent Spring', about the effect of pesticides, had critics dismissing her, as 'hysterical', 'emotional' and an 'amateur'.
— MBA PhD Gang (@MBAPhDGang) March 8, 2021
A beautiful, obscure story, and surely the artsiest one to come out of any #WWII prison camp was that of the vocal orchestra. Women imprisoned by the Japanese in SE Asia learned to reproduce orchestral works with their voices. #WomensHistoryMonth pic.twitter.com/SCnKWdyDOk
— Kathryn Atwood (@Kate_Atwood) March 5, 2021
A decades long champion of education, voting rights, and democracy, and now, our state’s first Black Secretary of State. That’s women’s history. @DrWeber4CA #WomensHistoryMonth pic.twitter.com/ppnvOrI5UG
— Sydney Kamlager (@sydneykamlager) March 10, 2021
In honor of “Women’s History Month”, I honor Justice Ginsberg.
“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.” RBG#WomensHistoryMonth #wtpBLUE #DemVoice1 #FreshVoicesRise #DemCast pic.twitter.com/TAzL2ZmX4B
— @Eileenvan55 😷 Truth Matters 😷 (@eileenvan55) March 9, 2021
happy women’s history month! did you know in the US female pilots make up only 7% of all certified pilots? this month i celebrate all the women who are paving the way for other women and all the future female aviators. 🤍✈️ pic.twitter.com/0qBenD6Hvl
— shifa (@4deliaa) March 2, 2021
Thinking about these women who are not able to celebrate #internationalwomensday today. Women who had so much love and energy and support to give. I am thinking of all of you, and your families. Join me today, #SayHerName and remember her story 🙏🏾🖤✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/8rF1QAE5Ab
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) March 8, 2021
Here's to our female astronauts – to the former astronauts who paved the way, the current who continue to break barriers, and the future ones who are still dreaming of what's possible. Space exploration wouldn't be the same without you! #InternationalWomensDay #IWD2021 pic.twitter.com/nOnPLRhVoG
— NASA Astronauts (@NASA_Astronauts) March 8, 2021
“Every strong woman has had to walk down a similar path. I think it’s the strength that causes confusion and fear.” – Princess Diana 👑
Happy #InternationalWomensDay to ALL women who support ALL women… no matter the life path they choose.
— Kayce Smith (@KayceSmith) March 8, 2021
It's #InternationalWomensDay and as a woman who runs her own business, I am always extremely greatful for everything the #Suffragettes and other campaigners did to pave the way ♀️ #WomensHistoryMonth pic.twitter.com/QPByellJPy
— Piece of the Past Stamps (@PieceOfThe_Past) March 8, 2021