Women's Activism NYC

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Mary Lyon

Described as a pioneer in women’s education,...

Linda Greenhouse

Linda Greenhouse is a professor at Yale University. She worked for 40 years as a New York Times reporter. For nearly three decades she covered the Supreme Court and she won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998 for that coverage.

Tracy K. Smith

Tracy K Smith is the Poet Laureate of the United States. Inspired in the 5th grade by the poems of Emily Dickinson, Smith has published three books of poetry including Life on Mars which won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

Heather Heyer

Heather Heyer Civil Rights martyr and a fierce...

Virginia Rometty

Virginia Rometty is the first woman to head...

Lauren Leader-Chivée

Lauren inspires me by her dedicated work with women to become active in politics and close political gender gaps.

Anne Ratner

Anne (Anna) Kaminsky Ratner was a Teacher, Music Patron and Philanthropist for Camphill Village (www.camphillvillage.org) a special needs community for adults in Copake, N.Y. Ms. Ratner was born in Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine and was reared in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She studied the piano and in 1929 married Hyman Ratner and had two Daughters. ...

Angelina Jolie

In 2001, Angelina Jolie became Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). She has gone on many field missions in order to meet with refugees and internally displaced people and advocate on their behalf. Jolie also became noted for travelling to war zones like the Syrian-Iraqi border during the Second Gulf...

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