Think about how many things have been accomplished allowing women like myself to work, vote, and have a voice in the world.
In order for you and I to have the lifestyle options we have now, someone must have fought first. Here is a list of women who were the first to be courageous enough to want more out of life; anjust in time for International Women's Day.
- First Woman To Demand Right To Vote: All the way back in 1647 Margaret Brent put her foot down and demanded the right to vote for women. She is hailed as an early feminist who helped advance legal rights for us.
- First Woman To Travel To Space: In 1983 Sally Kristen Ride became the first American woman to travel in space after joining NASA in 1978.
- First Woman Boxing Judge-1975: Eva Shain becomes the first female judge in professional boxing. She went on to judge many professional bouts, including a world heavyweight title bout and 50 other title bouts.
- First Woman To Earn A Pilot’s License: Harriett Quimby was the first American woman to earn a pilot's license in 1911, and she was the second woman in the world to do so.
- First Woman On The Supreme Court: Sandra Day O'Connor associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1981 to 2006 was the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court.
- First Female Coach In NFL: On July 27, 2015, the Arizona Cardinals hired Jennifer Welter as an assistant coaching intern for training camp and the preseason; as such, she is believed to be the first female coach in NFL history.
- First woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: In 1987 the legendary Aretha Franklin became the first woman in to be inducted into the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame.
- First woman to lead the Indy 500: Danica Patrick broke down some male built barriers and became the first women ever to lead the Indianapolis 500 race. Danica later went on to become the first woman to win a pole in the Daytona 500, NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series race and the first woman to lead the Daytona 500.
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