Jul 21, 2017

#8 Ada Lovelace - Mother of Computers

Today we are talking about the mother of computers, which is gonna seem odd because she died nearly 100 years before the first computer was ever completed. Her work with Charles Babbage was ahead of its time but her influence and innovation is still inspiring men and women all over the world. Your Gal, Ada Lovelace.

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Jul 14, 2017

#7 Jane Addams - Mother of Social Work

Today we are talking about a gal who known as the Mother of Social Work. She founded the template for what is the modern day YMCA or Boys & Girls Club. Her settlement known as Hull House utilized the neighborhood for social and civic change.  She was a pacifist and an activist for peace and in 1931 she was the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Today we’re going to talk about the life and legacy of Your Gal, Jane Addams.

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Jul 7, 2017

#6 Harriet Tubman - Slave Rescuer

Today we’re going to talk about a remarkable rebel. Born into slavery, she not only escaped but she made 13 rescue missions to save family and friends. In the Civil War she was a nurse, an armed scout and a spy. She was the first woman to lead war-time troops. She was speaker for abolition, women’s rights, temperance, and civil rights. Today we are talking about the life and legacy of Your Gal, Harriet Tubman.

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Jun 30, 2017

#5 Ella Fitzgerald - Jazz Singer

Today we are talking about a gal who is one of the top Jazz singers in history. Named the “First lady of song” she won 13 Grammys and sold more than 40 million albums. She sang songs from the Great American Songbook and made them her own. Ira Gershwin once said “I never knew how good our songs were until I heard Ella Fitzgerald sing them.” Learn about the life and legacy of Your Gal, Ella Fitzgerald.

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Jun 23, 2017

#4 Bessie Coleman - Fearless Flyer

Here is a gal who was so fearless that in a time when women, African-Americans, and Native Americans were banned from learning how to fly - she did. In her own words, she “refused to accept ‘no’ for an answer” With nail-biting barnstorming aerial stunt performances, this gal kept you on the edge of your seat. An inspiration to many, including astronauts, this gal used the airplane to promote equal rights and civil rights. Your Gal, Bessie Coleman.

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Jun 16, 2017

#3 Coco Chanel - Fashion Designer

Her name has graced perfume, clothing, and handbags since the 1920’s. She freed women from the constraints of the corset and popularized a sporty and casual elegance. Because of her most women have in their closet a little black dress. She is the only fashion designer listed on TIME magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. This feisty gal created an empire and brand that still exists today. You may know of the brand but do you know about Your Gal, Coco Chanel?

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Jun 9, 2017

#2 Hedy Lamarr - Inventor of wi-fi

On this week's episode we are talking about a gal who was promoted by Louis B. Mayer as “the world’s most beautiful woman.” Her patent, with George Antheil, is the blueprint for a technology we all use today.  It’s called Frequency Hopping and it's used in cell phones, blue tooth and in wi-fi. Learn about the incredible life and innovations of Your Gal, Hedy Lamarr.

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Jun 1, 2017

#1 Alice Guy Blaché - First Female Filmmaker

Here is a gal who created the framework that would make movies last over 100 years. Her innovations include: being the first to tell a story on film, first to use sound, first to feature inter-racial casts, created the music video, developing a "natural" acting style, and was the first female to run a movie studio which was also the largest pre-hollywood studio in America...and yet there is a strong chance, you’ve never heard of her.

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