Then and Now…Wow-worthy Women

By Brittany Taylor

Now and then, you just need a little inspiration…

THEN

In 1921, Edith Wharton was the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Age of Innocence.

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NOW 

Gossip Girl author Cecily von Ziegesar has said The Age of Innocence inspired her best-selling series, which inspired the hit TV show on The CW.

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THEN

Aerospace engineer Janet Guthrie was the first woman to qualify, in 1977, for the Daytona 500 motor race.

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NOW

In 2013, Danica Patrick was the first woman to qualify in the first position for that same 500-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in Daytona.

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THEN

Madeleine Albright became the first female U.S. Secretary of State in 1997 as part of President Bill Clinton’s cabinet.

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NOW

Decades later, Bill Clinton’s wife Hillary Rodham Clinton became the third female Secretary of State (Condoleezza Rice was the second)…and now she’s running for president!

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THEN 

Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman in the United States to be awarded a medical degree, in 1849.

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NOW

Fifteen years later, in 1864, Rebecca Lee Crumpler became the first black woman to receive her M.D. Now, nearly half of all med school grads are women.

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Reprinted with permission from girlslife.com. All photos courtesy of wikimedia.org.

If you like this article, please also be sure to check out The Bible’s Top Ten Wicked Women. And please remember to leave us a comment!

 

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