Jeannette Rankin of Montana was the first woman elected to the US House of Representatives. The year was 1916. Ironically, Rankin was not allowed to vote for herself in that election. The US did not give women the vote until
Women’s Day is recognized worldwide as a day to celebrate the courage and determination of millions of women who have positively impacted their communities.
Needless to say, to close the gender equality gap in most economic, political and technological fields is still an imperative pending task in 2017.