Women Of The Century – Lessons From America’s Greatest Women
Interviews with trailblazers American women who continue to do the extraordinary work women have always done in their communities both on the front lines and off. We want to bring you these trailblazers and hear what they have to say. These are women who are pushing the bounds of gender and equity, they are blazing a trail which is still not fully traveled by most Americans.
We are talking to 10 women from all over the united states and we will ask them all the same questions. We want to know their opinion on media, education, business, politics, personal relationships, the future of the world and their view on augmented reality. We want to know where they are going next, where they are at least trying to get to and what their goals are. We also want to know about what challenges stand in their way between now and then.
One of the early trailblazers for the women of the united states was Anna Jarvis. She ran for President on the Reform Party ticket in 1900 and went on to become one of the few women ever to be elected President of the United States. She fought for women’s suffrage, fought for the fourteenth amendment and fought for the right to vote. Although her path was difficult she achieved many things. She founded the National Woman’s Party, fought for the nineteenth amendment and fought for the twenty first amendment. Anna Jarvis the political pioneer of the century is today an icon in the eyes of many.
Another trailblazer for the women of the century was Ellen Cussler. Cussler organized and funded the women’s suffrage movement in the early part of the 20th century. She was a managing editor for the women’s magazine Womens Health and was a leader of the nationwide civil rights movement. She managed to rally women from all over the country to put their voices together in support of the ultimate goal of women’s suffrage.
Probably the most trailblazer for women of the century was Margret Patten. As a managing editor for Doubleday book publishers she did much to advance the cause of the suffrage movement. She wrote several books on animal science and published one herself entitled “The Woman Who Could Not Bear a Husband.”
Today we have yet another trailblazer in our midst. That is Oprah Winfrey. Born into poverty as a young girl, Winfrey has become one of the world’s most famous celebrities. In her role as a writer and talk show host she has raised millions for various causes including the cancer research that eventually led to the creation of the first cancer cure. Oprah Winfrey is probably the best example of what a successful, trailblazer a woman can be. And she is one of the best examples to be found in Women Of The Century.