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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 >>
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 >>
Women'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 >>
Classroom resources featuring leaders who have helped reshape women's roles.
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.
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Hear from women who have made enormous strides in their respective fields, paving the way for women and girls in Colorado.
Hear from the first female superintendent of the US Air Force Academy.
The Vice President for University Operations at CSU, discusses her trailblazing efforts.
Hear from the first woman, and only Coloradan to serve as the president of the American...