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Tanya’s Tips: 10 American Women to Know
Tanya’s Tips: 10 American Women to Know

Tanya’s Tips: 10 American Women to Know

March 5, 2021

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March 8th is International Women’s Day in many countries around the world, and March is Women’s History Month in the U.S. I picked 10 American women who I think are amazing. See if you know them all and check out my tips to learn more!

1. Kamala Harris

California native, she is the United States’ first female vice president, the highest-ranking female official in U.S. history, and the first African American and first Asian American vice president.

“During difficult times I have always turned to cooking,” says Kamala. Try making her family’s favorite Thanksgiving recipe, Cornbread Dressing.Previous

2. Rosa Parks

In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. This simple act of defiance helped change the course of civil rights activism in America.

Tip: To find out more about the life of Rosa Parks, visit the Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery, AL.

3. Marilyn Monroe

One of the greatest American pop culture icons in the 20th century, Marilyn Monroe starred in 29 films. Her favorite singer was jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald.

Get inspired and learn all about Marliyn Monroe and her life in her memoir My Story.

4. Amelia Earhart

The first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In 1937, Amelia and her plane disappeared, which remains a great mystery of the 20th century.

Don’t let your travel plans be up in the air! Plan a visit to the Museum of Flight when you are in Seattle, WA.

5. Eleanor Roosevelt

The longest-serving American First Lady (12 years!) and America’s first delegate to the United Nations.

If you’re passionate about making a difference, like Eleanor Roosevelt was, take a tour of the United Nations Headquarters in NYC.

6. Billie Jean King

Former World No.1 professional tennis player and tennis icon. She famously won a match against a male player. This 2017 movie is based on the story.

Tanya as Rosie the Riveter

Visit the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, RI. It has the nation’s oldest grass courts that are still in use.

7. Jackie O.

As the First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy turned the White House into a living museum of American history and culture.

Tanya as Rosie the Riveter

Stroll along the Jackie Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in Central Park when you need a break from the busy streets of NYC.

8. Ella Fitzgerald

Known as the “First Lady of Song,” Ella is considered an American jazz master and recorded more than 200 albums and 2,000 songs. She was also a huge baseball fan!

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Stop by the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem when you visit NYC. Ella had her successful stage debut here on November 21, 1934.

9. Oprah Winfrey

A very influential woman, Oprah Winfrey is a talk show host, media magnet and producer, actress, and philanthropist. She is dubbed the “Queen of All Media.”

Tanya as Rosie the Riveter

Catch a performance at the Oprah Winfrey Theater at the National Museum of African American History and Culture when you are in Washington, D.C.

10. Maria Tallchief

Maria Tallchief

The first prima ballerina of Native American descent and an artistic inspiration for the choreographer George Balanchine.

Tanya as Rosie the Riveter

Enjoy free ballet performances at the Millenium Park in Chicago. The calendar of events gets updated regularly.

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An international exchange alumna originally from Ukraine, Tanya started her career at InterExchange in 2011. Tanya is passionate about travel and cultural exchange and enjoys meeting J-1 exchange participants at InterExchange events.


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