The Girl Power Roundup: Little-Known Facts About Well-Known Women – January 2021

Catrina Fielding


We are starting the new year by looking into little-known facts about some well-known women and how this information enlightens us to the complexities and individuality of these special women. Beyond the well-known highlights and headlines of these women’s achievements are other important contributions that deserve awareness. For example, many people know Helen Keller only because of the inspirational way that she overcame her disabilities to become a successful literary figure, but did you know that she was also a cofounder of the American Civil Liberties Union? Did you know that Hedy Lemarr, the beautiful actress of the 1930’s and 40’s, also invented the very technology that makes modern inventions such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS possible? There are countless examples of exceptional women who have done so much more than they are typically recognized for. Click on the links below to learn more about some of these women, including Marilyn Monroe, Marie Curie, and Frida Kahlo!





“We need to understand that there is no formula for how women should lead their lives. That is why we must respect the choices that each woman makes for herself and her family. Every woman deserves the chance to realize her God-given potential.”

-Hillary Clinton