Makers: Women Who Make America

I grew up in a very traditional household.  Mom was a full-time housewife, married at 19 and the mother of three by the age of 23.   I was too young to understand the whole woman’s movement of the 1970′s but my mother wasn’t and as my sister and I grew up she would pass along the ideas of the movement to us, in very subtle ways.  I was always told to get an education, experience the world around me, start a career and then settle down to raise a family.  My brothers were taught how to treat a woman and be grateful for what they bring to their lives.  Something I think my sister-in-law’s now get to benefit from.  My mother, who never followed her own career dreams, taught us how to balance our lives so we could be happy.  I would say she was a very successful women and would have made a terrific CEO!

On Tuesday WOSU TV presents, MAKERS: WOMEN WHO MAKE AMERICA.  This new documentary tells the story of  the advancement of women  in America over the past 50 years. It is a revolution that has unfolded in public and private. Some of it on grand stages like the U.S. Supreme Court and Congress and there are the stories that unfold on the small stage of the boardroom and the bedroom. The series features the women who led the fight, those who opposed it and those, both famous and unknown, caught up in its wake.  I’m grateful that my generation and the generations of many women to come get to benefit from the groundwork that was laid a few years back.

MAKERS:WOMEN WHO MAKE AMERICA airs Tuesday, February 26 at 8pm on WOSU TV with an encore presentation Wednesday, February 27 at 8pm on WOSU PLUS.

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