Did you know that March is National Women’s History Month? And what better way to celebrate being a woman than by taking a moment to reflect on wise words from some of the most admirable women that ever lived? These historical figures all did their part in paving the way toward equality for women in our country. Take a look at the important advice they gave that still resonates today:

Anna Julia Cooper

Fourth African-American woman to earn a doctorate (a Ph.D. in history from the University of Paris).

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Grace Hopper

Woman who led the team that created the first computer language compiler.

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Madame C.J. Walker

One of the first African-American women to become a self-made millionaire by skillfully marketing a line of Black hair care products.

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Clara Barton

Founder and first president of the American Red Cross.

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Alice Paul

Creator of the National Woman’s Party and a leader in pushing women’s voting rights.

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Juliette Gordon Low

Founder of the Girl Scouts of America.

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Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell

First woman to graduate from medical school in the US.

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