Inspiring Woman

Join us in celebrating the powerful, creative and innovative women in our lives. Inspiring Woman is a year-long online campaign based on themes central to the lives of Dr. Maya Angelou and Lorraine Hansberry: artistic expression, academic success, active community engagement and acceptance of difference.

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Krystina Morton

Vineland

My grandmother would have turned 100 this past December. She passed away in 1983, twelve days prior to my twelfth birthday. She succumbed to an extremely brave and tumultuous five ...

Dr. Zeba Vanek

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Sughra Rababi (1922 – 1994) was an artist from Pakistan. As a young female artist in the 1940s, she was the first woman to win the All India Painting Competition ...

Lisa Buch

New York, NY, United States

My older sister Karen showed me firsthand that women can hold their own in the field of science, giving me the courage to get there myself. After graduating summa cum ...

Kait Hoehne

Brooklyn, NY

My grandma, Florence, grew up in Milwaukee where she worked to raise two kids. She lived to be 94 years old, and her unconditional love, open heart and strong moral ...