Frances was not only the first female cabinet member; she was the only secretary of labor to hold the job for 12 years. Works Cited Downey, Kirstin. The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins- Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, and the Minimum Wage. New York: Random House Inc., 2009. Print.
The Fab Five Women of Today in Arizona Politics The women of the state of Arizona have always played a significant role in politics. Before most women even had the right to vote, two women from Arizona, Frances Munds and Rachel Berry, were the first women elected into the state legislature. Today, Arizona has the highest percentage of women in the state legislature. More impressive is the fact that Arizona is the first state ever to have an all-female elected line of succession. There is no doubt that these five women greatly contributed to making 1997 the "Year of the Woman," where there was a dramatic increase in women's representation in the House and Senate.
Margaret Hilda Thatcher Margaret Hilda Thatcher's overwhelming sense of self-confidence and ambition ruled her life from the time she was a small child in Grantham, though her Oxford years and during her early years in politics. It led her to become the first female Prime Minister of Great Britain, and also helped through her difficult political years as "Attila the Hun". Britain's first female Prime Minister was born on October 13, 1925 in a small room over a grocer's shop in Grandham, England. Margaret Hilda was the second daughter of Alfred and Beatrice Roberts. She often stated that she was brought up very strictly: I owe everything in my life to two things: a good home, and a good education.
I also believe that Eleanor was an arranger, because according to National Women 's History Museum. n.d. “No wife of any presidential candidate had ever been as publicly active or vocal as Eleanor, and in just under a decade, she had become one of the country’s most astute political strategists.” She became one of the top minds in a man’s profession in a man’s world, almost completely on her
The Oprah Winfrey show, multi-award winning talk show is what this great philanthropist is best known for. This show was the highest ranked show of its kind, being syndicated nationally in the period 1986-2011 (Winfrey 3). She is currently the CEO and owner of Oprah Winfrey Network. During her early life as an actress she was in the movie “The Color Purple” and the “Beloved”. In 2013, she starred in the movie, “The Butler” as Gloria Gaines.
Her self-entitled talk show, which would become the highest rated of its kind, served as a pioneer for many TV shows that emerged in the late 1980’s following the premiered of her show on daytime television. “I’m Oprah Winfrey, and welcome to the very first national Oprah Winfrey Show!” she exclaimed as the studio audience cheered enthusiastically (Brown). However, what pe... ... middle of paper ... ...n Oprah for Time 100's Most Influential People of the Century. Her article highlights Oprah's achievements throughout her career, and explains how Oprah managed to steal the spotlight from other talk show host through her reinvention of "rapport-talk," to one based on back and forth discussion everyday issues and friendship. She states that Oprah's legacy is that she evokes a sense of caring because she herself cares about her audience.
I hope she fits in the category, because I think this lady is wonderful. Muriel Siebert has been called "The First Woman of Finance." Among other firsts, she is the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange and the first to head one of its member firms, Muriel Siebert & Co., Inc. She took a leave from her firm in 1977 to serve five years as the first woman Superintendent of Banking for the State of New York. She is known as an outspoken speaker who pulls no punches in lectures, panels and talk shows. She often exhorts industry to utilize women more aggressively.
N.E.H Hull, on this book “The woman who dared to vote” affirms that Susan B Anthony is generally accounted the foremost, and effective, advocate for woman suffrage in the nineteenth-century America”. She was the first woman in a dollar coin in this country. Her contribution to modern society in the aspect of woman rights is immeasurable. she changed the course of history for women is the United States. because of all her efforts woman are now able no only to vote but also to have take part in congress.As of January 2015, there are 84 female representatives, or 19.3% of the
Jennifer Dunn has accomplished much in her life, and continues to do so. In 1998, she became the first woman to run for House Majority Leader or any top leadership post. She is also the fifth woman in history to be on the prized House Ways and Means Committee. She is widely known as an expert on tax relief, particularly eliminating the death tax, expansion of free and fair international trade, welfare reform, IRS reform, overhaul of the tax code, high tech policy, and retirement security. In 1997, Dunn was appointed to the Presidential Commission on Debates, which established rules for the 2000 presidential debates.
Hillary is very outspoken and her voice is heard. She has always believed in advancing the cause civil rights. (Listening to the Media) Hillary Clinton became a resident of New York and ran for and won a seat in the Senate in November 2000. She is the first First Lady elected to the United States Senate and the first woman elected statewide in New York. Her strong negatives were up to 46 percent during her race for senator and she won.