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Celebrating International Women's Day

March 8 is International Women's Day, a day meant to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. At, we're revisiting some of our past coverage exploring incredible women's life stories.

Every day, women make valuable contributions to their communities and the world at large. Join us as we take a closer look at 25 of the remarkable American women who have broken down barriers and secured lasting legacies in science, politics, sports, the arts, and other fields.

Who was the greatest athlete of all time? Everyone seems to have a different opinion, though the same names typically float to the top of the list: Muhammad Ali, Jackie RobinsonBabe Ruth, and other household names. Largely missing from the lists of all-time greats are women. Learn the stories of two impressive female athletes from history.

This year, a pioneering new school launches in New York City: Grace Hopper Academy. The academy will teach coding to an all-female class. The women-only focus follows research suggesting that single-sex classrooms help young women better excel in fields where they're traditionally underrepresented. As for the school's namesake? Grace Hopper was as much a pioneer as the school itself will be. Learn more about her legacy.

When invited users to honor their mothers on our tribute wall, we didn't anticipate such a beautiful response: hundreds of people posted memories, treasured family photos, and messages to deceased mothers who are still in their hearts. See their stories and add your own. 

As more women enlist and serve, more women will sacrifice their lives for their country. Today we’re highlighting just a few of the many American women who have lost their lives while serving overseas

The Suffrage Parade of 1913 brought together women from all over the country, all of whom were ready to take their place as equal citizens in a nation where many weren't ready for them. Click to meet five of these crusaders.







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