The U.S. Department of the Treasury are currently in the process of deciding which inspiring American woman will appear on the $10 bill in 2020. There are so many worthy candidates… so many women who made a HUGE impact on our world.
- Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to graduate from medical school in the United States back in 1849. She went on to open the first UK medical school for women in 1874.
- Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Novel Prize in 1903 – and she later went on to earn a second one!
- Amelia Earhart was the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic.
- Sally Ride was the first American woman in space. It was later revealed she was also the first known LGBT astronaut.
- Ellen Ochoa was the first Hispanic female astronaut.
- Mae C. Jemison flew into space aboard the Endeavour, becoming the first African-American woman in space.
Celebrate women who were willing to lose everything in the fight for equality and be sure to check out the powerful new film Suffragette that is hitting theaters on Thanksgiving Day.
Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, and three–time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, lead the cast of a powerful drama about the women who were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality in early–20th–century Britain. The stirring story centers on Maud (played by Carey Mulligan), a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.’s growing Suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep), Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life. When increasingly aggressive police action forces Maud and her dedicated fellow Suffragettes underground, they engage in a dangerous game of cat–and–mouse with the authorities, who are shocked as the women’s civil disobedience escalates and sparks debate across the nation. Inspired by true events, Suffragette is a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of those who risked all they had for women’s right to vote – their jobs, their homes, their children, and even their lives. Produced by Academy Award nominee Alison Owen and Golden Globe Award nominee Faye Ward, Suffragette is directed by BAFTA Award winner Sarah Gavron from an original screenplay byEmmy Award winner Abi Morgan.
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