Thinking back to our history classes growing up, we had one question: Where the ladies at? Enter, Encyclopedia Womannica. In just 5 minutes a day, learn about different incredible women from throughout history. In Wonder Media Network’s brand new podcast, we’re telling the stories of women you may or may not know -- but definitely should.
Politicians: Golda Meir
Golda Meir (1898-1978) was a visionary political leader, pioneer, and activist who took the world by storm when she became the first woman to serve as Prime Minister of Israel.
Politicians: Barbara Jordan
Barbara Jordan (1936-1996) was the first Black woman elected to Congress from the South and her powerful words made their mark on history.
Politicians: Patricia Roberts Harris
Patricia Roberts Harris (1924-1985) was the first Black woman to serve as a United States Ambassador, the first Black woman to be dean of a law school, the first Black woman to be part of a presidential cabinet and thereby the first Black woman to be in the line of succession for the presidency.
Politicians: Fannie Lou Hamer
Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) was a leader in the Civil Rights movement who ardently fought for free and fair elections.
Politicians: Vigdís Finnbogadóttir
As Iceland's 4th president, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir (1930-present) was the first woman to ever be elected president of a country. Her advocacy for cultural development and education makes her an incredible role model for young women around the globe.
Politicians: Crystal Bird Fauset
Crystal Bird Fauset (1894-1965) was a Civil Rights activist and the first female African American state legislator elected in the United States.