U.S. women have played a key role in building our country. As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re taking a closer look at the contributions of the extraordinary women that have shaped our nation.
Women in STEM Careers
Explore the innovative work of pioneering women who are finding solutions to make the world a better place in science, technology, mathematics and engineering.
Read interviews with the women who keep us secure at NSA.
Join a Twitter chat about women in STEM from the Department of Energy on March 22.
Find out more about women in the space program at NASA.
Learn the history of pioneering women in STEM.
See a video series highlighting women in STEM careers from the Department of Energy.
Women in Government, Civil Rights and Public Service
2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the first election of a woman to Congress. Explore the lives and work of groundbreaking women in politics and civil rights.
Explore in-depth stories of the crusade for women’s suffrage.
See how women helped build the country as business and labor leaders.
Learn about female leaders in the civil rights movement.
Women in the Military
In war and peace, brave women have served our country in critical roles that help keep us safe. Learn about their sacrifices, challenges, and the price of freedom.
Read real stories of military nurses at war at The Veterans History Project.
Explore the adventures of all-female flight crews.
Learn more about women who served as correspondents and photographers in WWII.
Find out more about the history of Women in the Army.
Learn more about women soldiers in the Civil War.
The First Ladies
Our First Ladies have played a critical role in U.S. diplomacy and helped mold our society. Get to know the remarkable women who have called the White House home.
Visit this interactive site to explore the legendary First Ladies dresses exhibit at the Smithsonian.
Read biographies and see portraits of our First Ladies.
Find interesting and fun First Ladies trivia.
Go in-depth and see behind-the-scenes of the lives of the First Ladies at the White House
Read a short essay on the role of the First Lady from acclaimed historian Carl Sferrazza Anthony.
Learn more about the amazing contributions that women have made in every facet of our society at the official website for Women’s History Month and celebrate the women who have made our country great.
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