As both a woman and person of color in STEM, Graham’s valiant efforts in the face of adversity were recognized with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie a critically acclaimed Nigerian novelist and writer.
Moreover, ‘the People’s Princess’ walked across active minefields to raise awareness and call for an international band on the use of landmines.
As a Black feminist, hooks has continually challenged and pushed back on ‘popular feminism.’ She has articulated the concept of intersectionality, whereby feminism should be critiqued not solely on gender but on race, class, and sex, etc.
Graham resolved to preserve the tenets of journalism and guided the American daily through the storm of the Watergate Scandal, which ended Richard Nixon’s presidency.
On top of toppling a crooked Prez, Graham was the second female publisher of a major American newspaper. In addition to Rice’s contributions to the diplomatic community, she has performed alongside Yo-Yo Ma, serves on the Board of Directors of Drop Box, and continues to teach at Stanford University.The self-made, American media tycoon is North America’s first black multi-billionaire and is ranked the greatest black philanthropist in American history.Oprah’s accomplishments in multiple pursuits merit the question: is there anything she can’t do? The Serena Williams name has become synonymous with the sport of tennis.Marianne Brandt was a force to be reckoned with during the days of the Bauhaus. The New Mexican politician is dedicated to bettering the country with renewable energy resources and medical care for all., television series.Brandt fought her way into the ‘sexed’ metal workshop and became one of the Bauhaus’s most successful metal sculptors/designers. Cox is an openly transgender woman of color and her performance on the show made her the first openly trans woman of color to have a leading role on a scripted television series.She’s the highest paid female athlete in the world and holds the most Grand Slam titles out of any active player, male or female, in tennis.‘The Queen of Soul,’ was the first female performer to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Her voice was declared a ‘natural resource’ by the state of Michigan in 1985 and she earned a Presidential Medal of Freedom for her talent. Sharice Davids [also attending this 2019 Dinner Party reboot], became the first two Native American women elected to Congress.Her successful career and advocacy continue to break down barriers into mainstream culture for the Trans community.Katherine Johnson is an African-American mathematician who worked for NASA during the height of the ‘Space Race.’ Johnson’s calculations were instrumental in launching the first U. astronaut into space and for the 1969 Moon landing.Herrera has graced the cover of Vogue seven times and was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Council of Fashion Designers of America. As a member of the Royal Family, Lady Di was an unapologetic vanguard.She shook the hands of HIV/AIDS patients at a time when fear and ignorance stigmatized people with the illness.