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Empowering women

Over at we've been sharing a series of articles about pioneering women who have broken the barriers in their field. I love reading stories about women I would otherwise never known about.

For instance, in 1810 Madame Clicquot created her own company Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin. The champagne production techniques pioneered by Madame Clicquot to produce delicious and popular vintages were adopted across the region and are still used today.

Madame Clicquot

Shirley Muldowney, the first lady of drag racing in the 70's had amazing accomplishments on the track and was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.

Shirley Muldowney

I found out about the last lady of bronc riding and why she was the last in 1929.

Bonnie McCarroll

The world of comedy in 1955 became more open and welcoming to women in large part to the groundbreaking work of the quick-witted, charming, and fabulous Phillis Diller.

Phillis Diller

This is just a few fabulous women who've made a difference in our world today in many different ways. I became a Star Trek fan late in life and as I watched the shows I was continually impressed with the many strong women roles. Like, Nichelle Nichols, a groundbreaking actress who was a pioneer for women on television.

Nichols assisted NASA in recruiting females and minorities to its ranks, including the first American female astronaut, Sally Ride. “I think it’s been one of the most remarkable things in my career … that this one character that was a gift to me … became this iconic image and inspired and impacted so many people’s lives in a positive way.” -

Me and a cut out of Nichelle Nichols

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