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Celebrate Women's History Month

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WAGL-IDs_Historical_Jacobs-290x165.jpg Frances Wisebart Jacobs
Known as "The Mother of Charities," Jacobs founded the first free kindergarten in Denver, the Charity Organization Society, later called United Way and helped establish the Jewish Hospital Association of Colorado, now called National Jewish Hospital. Learn more about Frances Wisebart Jacobs in Colorado Experience's "Jewish Pioneers" episode. Watch now >>

 

WAGL-ID_Historical_Ford-290x165.jpg Justina Ford
Born with two strikes against her, Dr. Justina Ford overcame barriers of race and gender to become the first African-American woman to practice medicine in Colorado and delivered over 7,000 babies. Watch her Colorado Experience episode here >>


WAGL-ID_Historical_WASPs-290x165.jpgWomen's Airforce Service Pilots
During World War II, while most male Air Force pilots left for combat missions abroad, the Women Airforce Service Pilot program was formed for domestic missions. Growing up with a passion for flight and a deep sense of patriotism, Grand Junction resident Annabelle Craft Moss jumped at the opportunity to serve her country. But flying an A-16 Trainer was only the beginning. Annabelle went on to lead an active life, working with the Red Cross in Puerto Rico, establishing a travel agency with her husband and playing a dynamic role in Grand Junction's community. In 2010, along with her fellow WASPs, Annabelle was decorated with the Congressional Gold Medal for their service during the war. Meet this truly inspirational figure in this Emmy-award winning episode of Colorado Experience. Watch now >>


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Women's History Lessons

Women's History Lessons

Classroom resources featuring leaders who have helped reshape women's roles.

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Six new documentaries in the MAKERS project feature groundbreaking American women in different spheres of influence: war, comedy, space, business, Hollywood and politics. Each program will profile prominent women and relate their struggles, triumphs and contributions as they reshaped and transformed the landscape of their chosen vocations. Watch MAKERS every Tuesday at 8pm on Rocky Mountain PBS. 

Women in ComedyWomen in HollywoodWomen in Space
Women in WarWomen in BusinessWomen in Politics
Spotlighting Colorado MAKERS

Colorado MAKERS

Hear from women who have made enormous strides in their respective fields, paving the way for women and girls in Colorado.

Lt. Gen. Michelle Williams

Lt. Gen. Michelle Williams

Hear from the first female superintendent of the US Air Force Academy.

Amy Parsons

Amy Parsons

The Vice President for University Operations at CSU, discusses her trailblazing efforts.

Karen Mathis

Karen Mathis

Hear from the first woman, and only Coloradan to serve as the president of the American...

Patricia Waak

Patricia Waak

Chair of the Colorado Democratic Party from 2005-2011, talks about taking risks.

Barbara O'Brien

Barbara O'Brien

Served as lieutenant governor of Colorado from 2007-2011.

Mary Carraher

Mary Carraher

Executive director of Project Self-Sufficiency, supporting struggling single parents.

Raquel

Raquel

Raquel recaps the GirlsLinked event. Check out her pictures and blog post!

Julia

Julia

Julia reflects on The Women’s Foundation of Colorado's Statewide Research Summit.

DU Leadership Salons

DU Leadership Salons

Find full recordings of the The Women's College of the University of Denver's Leadershi...

MAKERS Panel

MAKERS Panel

Watch our local MAKERS: Women Who Make America panel featuring Colorado leaders.

Spotlighting Women Who Make Change
Dora Levy Mossanen

Dora Levy Mossanen

Author of "Harem," "Courtesan," and "The Last Romanov"

Sheryl Wu Dunn

Sheryl Wu Dunn

Journalist, co-author of "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women W...

Paula Apsell

Paula Apsell

Senior executive producer of "NOVA"

Women and Girls Lead Resources »

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