This Women’s History Month, EMCC is celebrating one hundred years since American women gained full voting rights.
We celebrate how women make their voices heard every day, from standing up for equality and social justice to exploring new frontiers across all disciplines, from space exploration to fiction and politics to mathematics.
Celebrate Women’s History Month with EMCC this March, and celebrate the women who are making a difference in your life.
Virginia Hall was one the most feared allied spies of World War II?
Virginia Hall, who had a prosthetic leg, became the most feared allied spy in WWII. She named her prosthetic Cuthbert and was dubbed the Limping Lady. She eluded Nazi capture and aided in the victory on D-Day. Virginia Hall is one of the most important American spies most people have never heard of and the most highly decorated female civilian during WWII. Her story is on display at the CIA Museum inside the spy agency headquarters in Langley, Va.
“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
Shirley Chisholm was the first Black woman to hold a seat in Congress and worked as a census taker in the 1970 general census. In 1972, she became the first woman and African American to seek the nomination for President of the United States.
As a senator, Chisholm introduced more than 50 pieces of legislation and championed racial and gender equality, the plight of the poor, and ending the Vietnam War.
Chisholm once said, “Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt."
Women make up 51% of the American population, but only 23.7% of the United States Congress are women.