Celebrate Past and Present Influential Women.
In honor of women everywhere who are making a difference, Aunt Berta’s Kitchen will honor four amazing women who impact their communities with positivity during the month of March.
Here is a list of influential women in the past and their achievements.
Louisa May Alcott:
Author who produced the first literature for the mass market of juvenile girls in the 19th century. Her most popular, Little Women, was just one of 270 works that she published.
Susan B. Anthony:
The 19th century women’s movement’s most powerful organizer. Together with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony fought for women’s right to vote. She was also very involved in the fight against slavery and the temperance campaign to limit the use of alcohol.
A computing trailblazer, Grace Hopper invented one of the first easy-to-use computer languages, which was a big advance in the field of computer programming.
Shirley Jackson (born 1946)
Jackson is the former head of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, where she reaffirmed the agency’s commitment to public health and safety. She is the first female African American to receive a doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Jackson’s outstanding leadership in education, science, and public policy demonstrates the capability of women to be leaders in the field of science and technology.
Babe Didrikson Zaharias:
One of the greatest athletes of all time, Zaharias won track and field gold medals at the 1932 Olympics, played professional basketball, and was a founding member of the Ladies Professional Golf Association.