December 29, 2020
WRITTEN BY:
Melinda Head

2020s: Women to Remember

2020, a leap year, was quite the year. We know what all the negatives were, and there were a lot of them, so let’s skip ‘em. Instead, let’s take a moment to celebrate 3 of the amazing women who made big headlines in 2020.

The Notorious RBG

The first Jewish woman and only the 2nd woman to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States, Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be forever anchored in our minds and hearts for her important work on gender equality, women’s interests, and civil rights and liberties.

"Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”
“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made.”

Associated Press

Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi

These 3 women founded the Black Lives Matter movement. The #BLM movement has put in motion a period of significant, sustained and widespread social change that has resulted in more race-related change than ever before. Although the movement originated in 2013, protests peaked in June 2020 when hundreds of thousands of people in nearly 550 places across the United States turned out to have their voices heard and to stand with the movement.

Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi

blacklivesmatter.com

Kamala Harris

She became the Vice-President-Elect of the United States. Not only is she the highest-ranking female elected official ever, she is mixed-race. Ms. Harris is the first black, the first South Asian, the first child of an immigrant to hold this office. Her fight did not start when she became the Vice-President-Elect. She was the first person of color elected to be DA of San Francisco, the first woman and first black person to be the Attorney General. Kamala quotes her mom: “You may be the first to do many things, but make sure you are not the last.” Words to live by, I think.

“What I want young women and girls to know is: You are powerful and your voice matters."

Kamala Harris

 

“Let’s speak the truth: people are protesting because Black people have been treated as less than human in America. Because our country has never fully addressed the systemic racism that has plagued our country since its earliest days. It is the duty of every American to fix. No longer can some wait on the sidelines, hoping for incremental change. In times like this, silence is complicity.”

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A serial entrepreneur, Melinda is a sociologist and statistician who believes there is no currency with greater value than knowledge

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