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)

  1. Billie Jean King
  2. Kamala Harris
  3. Katherine Graham
  4. Janet Guthrie
  5. Sandra Day O’Conner
  6. Aretha Franklin
  7. Madeleine Albright
  8. Maia Chaka
  9. Sarah Thomas
  10. 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. #1 Tennis Player in the world in the ’60s and ’70s and won 39 Grand Slams.
  2. First female and first African American Vice-President
  3. First female CEO of a Fortune 500 Company, The Washington Post
  4. First female to race in the Indy 500
  5. First female Supreme Court Justice
  6. Queen of Soul, yet first woman selected to the Rock ‘N Roll HOF
  7. First female Secretary of State (United States)
  8. First female African American NFL Referee (March 2021)
  9. First female to Referee an NFL Super Bowl (2021)
  10. First female Dr. to practice medicine in Canada.