Women in History 

By Joanie Hardcastle 

As we celebrate Women’s History Month this March, we can reflect on the women who have made significant contributions to advance humanity across an amazing spectrum of endeavors. 

I find it empowering to learn about problem-solving women who fearlessly took on challenges and overcame barriers. It’s inspiring to know that even with the trials that we face, we can also find a way to accomplish our dreams with courage, integrity, and determination.   

These are just a handful of women that broke barriers in aerospace, exploration, and humankind to make the world inclusive for all. As our culture changes and we are faced with new and different challenges, we can remember the example of these amazing individuals and strive to emulate them. We can all learn from these leaders in our lives. 

Click the links below to read stories of three women who are examples of never giving up and who continue to inspire and motivate. 

Bessie Coleman: Bessie Coleman was the first African American woman and Native American to hold a pilot’s license, trailblazing the path for many who followed. 

Malala Yousafzai: As the world’s youngest Nobel Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for female education. 

Sacagawea: Sacagawea remains an example of bravery and skill while she helped the Lewis and Clark Expedition at the age of 16. 

One of the objectives of the Clyde Companies Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is to ensure that we showcase and celebrate diversity. It’s my hope that by learning the inspiring stories of these women, we will always keep in mind the contributions of women throughout the world.