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  • Longest Serving Woman in Congress (3/24/2016) - Longest Serving Woman in the U. S. Congress Barbara Mikulski (1936 – Present) Barbara Mikulski is the Senior Senator from Maryland representing the Democratic Party. Starting her career as a social worker, In Congress Mikulski has championed such efforts as equal pay, a woman’s right to choose, improving health care for and medical research on…
  • Mother of the Hubble Telescope (3/22/2016) - Mother of the Hubble Telescope 1st NASA Woman Executive Nancy Grace Roman (1925 – Present) Nancy Grace Roman is an astronomer and was the first women executive at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Roman is known as the “Mother of Hubble” for her contributions to establishing the Hubble Space Telescope. Throughout her career…
  • First Woman Elected Governor (3/17/2016) - First Woman Elected Governor of any U.S. State Ella Tambussi Grasso (1919 – 1981) Ella Grasso was the first woman elected governor of a U.S. state in her own right, serving as Governor of Connecticut from 1974 through 1980. Grasso’s political career spanned over 45 years and she won all ten elections she ever ran…
  • Sonia Pressman Fuentes (3/15/2016) - NOW Co-founder   First Woman Attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at the EEOC Sonia Pressman Fuentes (1928 – Present) Sonia Pressman Fuentes is a lawyer, author, speaker and a pioneering feminist leader who fought for women’s equality in the work force and helped initiate the Second Wave of the Women’s Rights Movement.…
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