Oprah Winfrey posing in South Africa with her Leadership Academy for Girls graduates! On January 14, 2012, these graduates became the first to graduate from Oprah’s school based in Henley-on-Klip, outside Johannesburg.
Nancy Harkness Love, September 22, 1942. With the approach of World War II, Love recognized the coming need for pilots to ferry aircraft and identified highly qualified women pilots who could perform such duties. In September 1942, the Army Air Corps' Air Transport Command approved the creation of a temporary, civilian women's flying corps, the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS), under her direction. She is pictured here leaning against a Fairchild PT-19A. SI-96-15604
Bobbi Gibb in 1966. She is the first woman to have run the entire Boston Marathon (1966), running without a number because women were not allowed into the race. She is recognized by the Boston Athletic Association as the pre-sanctioned era women’s winner in 1966, 1967, and 1968. Gibb’s run in 1966 challenged prevalent prejudices and misconceptions about women's athletic capabilities.