2017 Inductee Interviews

WXXI News, Aimee Mullins

One of the women soon to be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame has been breaking through barriers her entire life.

“I can do anything if I set my mind to it, which is a wonderful naiveté,” said Aimee Mullins. “Most people have it beaten out of them, just because of life.”

Mullins, a motivational speaker, actor, and model, said she turned what some call a disability into a superpower.

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WXXI News, Temple Grandin

A woman who helped shine the light on the unique abilities of an autistic mind will be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls next week.

Temple Grandin, an author, speaker, and champion of farm animal welfare said the honor means a lot to her.

“Because when I first started in the seventies,” she said, “being a woman in a man’s industry – the cattle industry – that was hard and I had to prove that I could do it. I was really motivated to make sure that my stuff was really good and that I wasn’t stupid.”

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Eyes on the Future Podcast, National Women’s Hall of Fame

This week’s podcast focuses on the National Women’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which recognizes ten American women who are history-making leaders.

Guests: 2017 National Women’s Hall of Fame inductees, General Carol Mutter and Aimee Mullins, 2007 inductee Judy Pipher, plus Sujatha Ramanujan, co-chair of this year’s induction ceremony.

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