Have you heard the song Independent Women, by Destiny’s Child? I believe that this is a great theme as we see women making history in 2021. Michelle Obama once said, “The difference between a broken community and a thriving one is the presence of women who are valued.” After 2020 many were expecting a new change once 2021 came. In fact, we saw a lot of history being made since then.
Let’s take a look at Senator Kamala Harris. Vice President Kamala Harris was sworn in as the “first female and first Black and South Asian vice president in history.” The person who sworn in Vice President Kamala Harris was Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Justice Sonia Sotomayor is the “first woman of color to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States.”
Another person who was acknowledged during this time was Stacey Abrams. Stacey Abrams was nominated for the Noble Peace Prize for her pivotal role in helping those in her community to vote. As time went on Walgreens made an organizational change, making Rosalind Brewer the first Black woman to be the CEO of the company in 2021. In our own city of Detroit, Dr. Sonia Eden became the “first Black woman at the DMC Harper University Hospital to lead the neurosurgery department.” As 2021 continues there is no doubt that women are leading with girl power! As Ruth Bader Ginsburg once said, ” Women belong in all places where decisions are being made.”
Can you name some influential women in history? Please share your comment below!
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