March, a month of remembrance, madness, and leprechauns. But in between all of that is the month of women’s history. From several known independent, strong women to less known but still extremely important women, they all still deserve to be acknowledged for their supreme accomplishments. For example, women like Elizabeth Blackwell, Marie Curie, and Eleanor Roosevelt have all captured my interest because these women have changed the world with healing and new discoveries, impacting society today.
Elizabeth Blackwell - she was the first woman to receive a diploma from medical school. She was a doctor, educator, and health advocate during her life and proved to society women could do difficult jobs as well as men. She is an example of determination to us all.
Marie Curie - she was a physicist who discovered new findings involving radioactivity. She won the noble peace prize, not once but twice! She took initiative to leave Poland while it was under Austrian rule to pursue her studies in Paris. In Paris, she earned a masters degree in physics and math. While doing so she lived mainly on bread and butter because her schooling was expensive. Marie Curie raised expectations for women to be much more than a house wife and showed the realm of science women can succeed too.
Eleanor Roosevelt is a household name despite her husband's presidency. She made a name for herself with her involvement in American politics and her beloved newspaper column. Eleanor was an activist for human and women's rights. She was influenced by the time period she lived and recognized her opportunity serving the country as a first lady. She spoke out, she stood up for what she believed in and made a big difference to those who needed it. Many of you may know her famous phrase, "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
There are so many important women throughout history, some who are household names and some who are not. In a variety of different fields from science to sports to business, there have been women who have made a change and carved a new, well deserved, and needed path for women who follow in their footsteps. I encourage you to look them up and appreciate the things they have done or things they have sacrificed so you can follow your dreams. Know that anything is possible, as cliche as that sound, these women have proven it to be true.
I hope this article found you well and left you with a sense of pride in women and their accomplishments throughout time.