Celebrate Women’s History Month 2024

Every March, we recognize the achievements and bravery of women past and present.  As scientists, mathematicians, professors, artists, athletes, and more, women have challenged others' preconceived ideas of what they could accomplish and have paved the way for females today.

Fun Facts

  • Enheduanna was the first author to be named in all recorded history.  She was a Mesopotamian poet, princess, and priestess.
  • Junko Tabei was the first woman to reach Mount Everest's summit and ascend the highest summit of every continent.
  • Carla Hayden is both the first woman and the first African American woman to lead the Library of Congress.
  • Ibtihaj Muhammad is a Muslim-American fencer who became the first woman to wear a hijab at the Olympics and the first to win an Olympic medal while wearing a hijab.
  • Hedy Lamarr was an actress and inventor who co-invented an early technique for a wireless communication system; this technology would be the basis for Wifi, Bluetooth, and GPS.
  • Susan La Flesche Picotte was the first Native American woman to earn a medical degree and the first to found an independent hospital on the Omaha reservation.

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Women's History Month 2024 @ SCCLD


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