March 8 is a big day for women because it is the day when International Women’s Day is observed. Women have played a big part in some of the most important historical events in the world. Join us at Renewing Serum and commemorate these contributions this International Women’s Day. Here are some of the most important contributions of women in the last century.
In 1921, Edith Wharton, a book author, was the first woman to ever win a Pulitzer for her book Age of Innocence. This book sent a strong statement against how the higher class people of New York City conducted themselves. The book has become the basis of several stage and motion picture editions. The writer of the popular book series Gossip Girl, Cecily Von Ziegesar, that Wharton’s work was the inspiration behind her work.
In 1928, pilot Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. She went on it alone and was flying the airplane for over 20 hours straight. She received numerous awards given by different award bodies, including the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross. Then she was given the ticker-tape experience in New York City.
Nine years later, Earhart embarked on an ambitious mission to fly around the world. This also marked the first time that a person flew along the Earth’s equatorial line, which is the planets widest area. She, along with her navigator companion, Fred Noonan, were successful in their trips from Miami to Brazil, Africa, India, and Australia. However, six weeks into their mission, they started from New Guinea on their way back to the Howland Islands. Unfortunately, all forms of communication was lost. A trace of her or Noonan’s body were never found.
In 1997, Madeleine K Albright was the 64th Secretary of State and the first woman to hold the position. This made her hold the highest position in federal government for a woman. Her appointment started a string of women holding this position.