In this week’s Closing Comments for our Club Leaders Zoom Meeting, we gave a shout-out to women in this month of Celebrating Women’s Empowerment. Are you aware of these inspiring FIRSTS? See how well you know why these female’s are #1 in their own right: (answers below quote)
- Billie Jean King
- Kamala Harris
- Katherine Graham
- Janet Guthrie
- Sandra Day O’Conner
- Aretha Franklin
- Madeleine Albright
- Maia Chaka
- Sarah Thomas
- Emily Stowe
This week’s quote comes from a real leader, though controversial, Gloria Steinem. I am sure these women and other #1’s were buoyed by her very visionary quote, as am I.
Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. –Gloria Steinem
Answers to those who also were dreaming of success like each of us:
- #1 Tennis Player in the world in the ’60s and ’70s and won 39 Grand Slams.
- First female and first African American Vice-President
- First female CEO of a Fortune 500 Company, The Washington Post
- First female to race in the Indy 500
- First female Supreme Court Justice
- Queen of Soul, yet first woman selected to the Rock ‘N Roll HOF
- First female Secretary of State (United States)
- First female African American NFL Referee (March 2021)
- First female to Referee an NFL Super Bowl (2021)
- First female Dr. to practice medicine in Canada.