Women100

Series produced by WHYY

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Women100 is a year long series of one minute spots celebrating
a century of progress since women won the right to vote and set the agenda to achieve economic, political and social equality.

Women100, is hosted by WHYY's Marty Moss-Coane. Each weekly one minute spot focuses on the achievement of one woman who changed our world.

After almost a century of protests, the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, was passed in 1919. It said: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”

WHYY produces the series in collaboration with Drexel University's Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership. The project is focused on the unfinished business of women’s equality, with special emphasis on shared leadership among women and men in business, the arts, science, government and beyond.


9 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Indra Nooyi, (nu-eee) a business executive named as one of the world’s most powerful women by Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal and others...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, WITF, and KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Feb 28, 2020
  • Length: 01:01
  • Purchases: 4
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Jeannette Rankin, was born in 1880 in her parent’s ranch in Montana and became the first woman elected to Congress in 1917. She was a key organi...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WITF, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., and WAMC Northeast Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 28, 2020
  • Length: 01:02
  • Purchases: 4
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In 1968, Chisholm became the first black woman elected to Congress Four years later, she ran for President — the first African American to seek a...

Bought by WAMC Northeast Public Radio, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WITF, and KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Feb 28, 2020
  • Length: 01:02
  • Purchases: 4
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Dawn Staley, a Hall of Fame basketball player and coach grew up playing against the boys in her North Philadelphia neighborhood. Staley has won t...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WITF, and KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Feb 28, 2020
  • Length: 01:02
  • Purchases: 3
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Alva Belmont, a strong supporter of the women's suffrage movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, WITF, and KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Feb 28, 2020
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Grace Hopper, born in 1906, is one of America's first computer scientists and among the first women in the U.S. Navy to achieve the rank of rear ad...

Bought by WAMC Northeast Public Radio, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WITF, and KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Feb 28, 2020
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Emma González, who was just another high school student in Parkland, Florida one day — and three days later was the nation’s most prominent young g...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WITF, and KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Feb 28, 2020
  • Length: 01:04
  • Purchases: 3
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Women like Gloria Steinem, the voice of the feminist movement in the 1960s and 70s. She used her skills as a journalist and organizer to inform and...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WITF, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., and KGHI


  • Added: Feb 24, 2020
  • Length: :58
  • Purchases: 4
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Born right after the Emancipation Proclamation, Terrell was the first African American woman to earn a bachelor's degree . In 1982 , a friend's lyn...

Bought by WAMC Northeast Public Radio, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WITF, KGHI, and KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Feb 21, 2020
  • Length: :57
  • Purchases: 5