“Women’s History Month is about recognizing remarkable women who help women move forward in history. They encourage us and show us all that if allowed, opportunities free from prejudice or discrimination are endless.”
Women’s History Month is about recognizing remarkable women who have helped women move forward in history, encouraged us, and shown us that if allowed opportunities free from prejudice or discrimination, the possibilities are endless.
Some of the most remarkable women in my lifetime include: Alice Stebbins Wells, the nation’s first female policewoman with arrest powers; Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve as a U.S. Supreme Court justice; Febb Burn, mother to TN state legislator Harry Burn who encouraged him to “be a good boy” and vote for women’s suffrage, flipping a crucial vote; my mother, Helen Byrd, who taught me if you can’t do it, “pin your ears back” and try it again; Ruth Greenman, my grandmother, who loved me unconditionally, taught me to drive and encouraged me to do whatever I wanted; and Colonel Kimberly Kendall, USAF, Retired, my sister, who set the bar high, tells me I am smarter than her and says, “nobody is better than my little sister.”
—Suzanne, Security Investigator