Last week Canada appointed Mary Simon as governor general; a move hailed as a “historic step”. It is the first time an indigenous leader has held the position.
20 women are being honoured by the U.S Mint to be put on a new series of quarters, starting with Maya Angelou and Dr. Sally Ride.
Chloé Zhao has made history as the first woman of colour to win an Oscar for directing. She was also the first woman to get four Oscar nominations in a single year, in ‘best film editing,’ ‘best-adapted screenplay,’ ‘best director,’ and ‘best picture’ categories.
St. Louis, Missouri has elected its first Black female mayor. Tishaura Jones has committed to the “reimagining” of public safety, stricter gun control, and the closure of one of the city’s pretrial detention centres accused of inhumane conditions.
31 year old Rachael Blackmore has made history at Aintree by becoming the first female jockey to win the Grand National on Minella Times.
Stephanie Frappart became the first female referee to take charge of a men’s World Cup Qualifier on Saturday during the Netherlands vs Latvia game in Amsterdam.
Mother couldn’t find toys that teach children about black history, so she started her own toy company
In 2016 Tiffney Laing, from Ashburn, Virginia, launched Bevy and Dave to help parents and educators explore Black history through the leadership, rather than oppression.
The National Women’s Hall of Fame announced that Michelle Obama will be named alongside 8 other women. Michelle will headline the 2021 class of women when they’re formally inducted on Oct. 2.
Woman opened a sanctuary to take care of neglected animals and has rescued nearly 200 animals so far
Adri Rachelle, 33, from Athens, Georgia, runs the Wild Things Sanctuary from her farm in the Deep South. She’s saved nearly 200 animals including cows, pigs, ferrets and alpacas from being abandoned or mistreated.