This Women’s History Month we celebrate a few women pioneers who have paved the way for generations of women to come through hard work, determination, ingenuity and resilience.
Each week for the entire month of March we’ll highlight these stalwarths on our instagram @jamafoxpress to celebrate their achievements and legacy.
Week 1: Portia Simpson-Miller
Portia Simspon- Miller was Jamaica’s first female Prime Minister from March 2006 to September 2007 and again from January 2012 to March 2016. She was first elected to parliament in 1976 and served in many different capacities other than Prime Minister until her retirement in 2017.
Week 2: Grace Jones
Iconic, is what sums up Grace Jones. From her music to her alluring, eye-catching modeling images, she exemplifies strength, confidence and originality. Born in Spanish Town, Jamaica in 1948, Grace Jones grew up to make an indelible mark on the world by simply just being herself.
Week 3: Margaret Thatcher
From studying chemistry to becoming a Barrister and then Member of Parliament in the House of Commons, Margaret Thatcher went up to the ranks to become leader of the Conservative Party in 1975 and eventually Prime Minister in 1975. Becoming the first female leader of a major western country.
Week 4: Chien-Shiung Wu
Chien-Shiung Wu was a Chinese-American physicist who made remarkable contributions to the field of science through works like the Manhattan Project. She is also best known for conducting the Wu Experiment which eventually resulted in her winning the Wolf Prize in Physics in 1978.