Women’s History

Shirley Chisholm

Legislators Push for a Capitol Hill Statue of Shirley Chisholm, the First Black Woman Elected To Congress

In a city filled with literally hundreds of statues of Presidents, Congresspeople, historical figures and politicians, there is only one full-length statue of a Black woman: Rosa Parks. But now, Rep. Yvette D. Clarke of New York is pushing for another Black woman to be memorialized with a piece of…

new Boston mayor Kim Janey

Kim Janey Becomes Boston’s First Black and First Female Mayor

Following Marty Walsh’s recent resignation to become the nation’s Secretary of Labor, Boston has sworn in his successor — Kim Janey is officially the first Black and first female to hold the position in the city’s history.  Ahead of her swearing-in, the former City Council president said “History will be…

Deb Haaland

Deb Haaland Confirmed as Secretary of Interior, First-Ever Native American Cabinet Member

Cheered on virtually by thousands of Native Americans in her home state of New Mexico as well as across the U.S., Rep. Deb Haaland was confirmed on March 15 as secretary of the Interior Department. In the role, Haaland will lead the management of a vast swath of federal public…

Rosalind “Roz” Brewer

Rosalind Brewer Officially Becomes America’s Only Current Black Woman Fortune 500 CEO

Rosalind “Roz” Brewer assumed the role of Walgreen’s CEO on Monday, March 15, officially becoming the only Black woman to currently lead a Fortune 500 company — and just the third ever to have achieved the historic career milestone. As we reported previously, Brewer is taking the helm at a…

2021 Grammy Awards Winnters Beyonce, Megan Thee Stallion, and H.E.R.

Grammys 2021: Music’s Biggest Night Honors Beyonce, Megan Thee Stallion and H.E.R. with Historic Wins

Despite pre-show controversy from acts such as The Weeknd and Zayn Malik who complained about the fairness and transparency of the nominating process, the broadcast of The Recording Academy’s 63rd annual Grammy Awards was still a relatively diverse and inclusive affair. Hosted by The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah in a…

graham, post

Women’s History Month Profiles: Katharine Graham, Washington Post Publisher and First Female CEO of a Fortune 500 Company

During Women’s History Month, DiversityInc is honoring a series of woman innovators and history makers like Katharine Graham, who are often overlooked in mainstream media coverage and history books. Check back throughout March to learn about more important figures. Born: June 16, 1917, New York City Died: July 17, 2001, Boise,…