High School+ Educational Resources



Thinking back to our history classes growing up, we had one question: Where the ladies at? Enter, Womanica. In just 5 minutes a day, learn about different incredible women from throughout history. On Wonder Media Network’s award-winning podcast, we’re telling the stories of women you may or may not know — but definitely should.







The Lost Women of Science podcast series is an exemplar of top-notch journalism, training a lens on forgotten but heroic women of science. Each multi-episode season will focus on a different female scientist and will be told as a deeply reported, scripted, and scored audio narrative.




Women at Work

Women face gender discrimination throughout their careers. There’s no workplace orientation session about narrowing the wage gap, standing up to interrupting male colleagues or taking on many other issues we encounter at work. So Harvard Business Review editors are untangling some of the knottiest problems. They interview experts on gender, tell stories about their own experiences, and give lots of practical advice to help you succeed in spite of the obstacles.



Women of Impact

Hosted by Lisa Bilyeu, co-founder of the billion-dollar company Quest Nutrition and President of Impact Theory, this show features women who have overcome incredible hardship to achieve massive success. Our mission is to empower you and all women to recognize that you really can become the hero of your own life.






She Words: A Podcast from Alicia Ramsey

An educational podcast on teaching, motivating, and inspiring women to live their best life. She Words are motivation messages on motherhood, marriage, and

mentorship. Alicia Ramsey ME.d is an educator, motivational speaker, and currently finishing her Doctoral Degree in Strategic Leadership with a concentration in Leadership Coaching.


Fearless Women Podcast by Janice McDonald

Here, You’ll hear Inspiring Conversations with Fearless Women trailblazers in business, sports, arts and culture, politics, and more. Listen as they share their stories, the challenges, and insights into how they’ve been driven to change the world and make it a better place, in whatever arena they are competing in. Practical tips. True Stories. Authentic Leadership. Real People. Big Ideas. Serious Inspiration.



Women in the Arena

Women in the Arena is the celebration of everyday women living extraordinary lives in plain sight. We seek to inspire, encourage and challenge you to reach for the great heights you’re made for.




Inspiring Women with Betty Collins

This is THE podcast that helps women advance toward economic, social and political achievement. This podcast is here to inspire you, so you’ll take the necessary steps to advance your career to the next level. Each episode is presented by Brady Ware and Company, committed to empowering women to go their distance in the workplace and at home.







UNLADYLIKE2020 is a timeless and resource-rich repository of U.S. women’s histories from the early years of feminism. In honor of the centennial of women’s suffrage in 2020, we are proud to present the comprehensive biographies of 26 bold American women who broke barriers in male-dominated fields at the turn of the 20th century, and the women who now follow in their footsteps. These trailblazers excelled in science, medicine, politics, business, journalism, sports, aviation, and the arts — including the first woman to lead scientific expeditions in the Arctic, join the National Academy of Engineering, found a hospital on an American Indian reservation, serve in the U.S. Congress, become a bank president, swim across the English Channel, earn an international pilot’s license, sing opera on the main stage at Carnegie Hall, or direct a feature-length movie. Presenting history in a bold new way, our 26 digital shorts bring extraordinary stories of daring and persistence back to life through captivating original artwork and animation, rare archival imagery, and interviews with historians, descendants, and accomplished women of today who reflect on the influence of these pioneers.

UNLADYLIKE2020- Spanish Translations

Translations of the 26 UNLADYLIKE2020 documentary shorts and supporting educational
resources were completed by students in a second-year Spanish language course at Stanford
University, through a collaboration with the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford. The
Unladylike2020 documentary shorts, and the free digital learning resources created for each
woman profiled, are available with Spanish translation and closed captioning in time for Women’s
History Month in March 2022.

Katherine Johnson Foundation Educational Resources and Books

Katherine Johnson loved to learn and would always ask questions and play games to keep her mind sharp. When she would see one of her six grandkids, she would ask them, “What did you learn today?” or she would quiz them about math, or another subject they were studying. She always made it fun.

She was an educator at heart and always believed education to be the key to equality. In her honor, her family established The KCGJ Foundation to provide scholarships and student financial aid to young people in need, in the hopes that all children may have same opportunities to learn and grow.

Women’s eNews is an award-winning nonprofit (501c3) news service covering issues of particular concern to women and providing women’s perspectives on public policy.

Just Women’s Sports

In a world where women’s sports have been perennially underfunded, underpromoted, and underappreciated, Just Women’s Sports exists to shine a light on the stories, athletes and moments that define and fuel the women’s game. This isn’t a token sub-brand or at the bottom of some dropdown menu. We aren’t doing this for charity. And don’t expect pink and glitter. From jaw-dropping performances to off-court fits, we bring sports fans everything they need to see and know in the world of women’s sports.

Women in STEM

The gender disparity in STEM fields has been widely recognized, but few initiatives have been established at a younger age when girls decide what they want to pursue. We aim to empower and inspire girls through offering a variety of opportunities at the high school level. We hope that through this program, not only will there be an increased awareness of women’s potential, but also that girls will be able to recognize their own.

Recognizing Women Pioneers of the Auto Industry

The automotive industry has grown leaps and bounds over the last century. Not only are cars safer than ever before, but they are equipped with features that improve convenience and the driver experience. However, many people might not be aware that women are behind many of the technologies that we rely on today. Inventions like the car heater, windshield wipers and even GPS and Bluetooth were developed by female inventors many decades ago.

Unpacking the Contributions of Women of Color in Women’s History

Because women’s history has not always been inclusive, it is important to highlight the stories of women of color. Black, Native American, Asian American, and Latina voices are all part of the fabric of American society.

Women of all backgrounds bring a wealth of culture and traditions that enrich our point of view if we take the time to listen. What we can learn from the lives of changemakers of color may help us understand the broader picture of what it means to be a woman in America.

Scholarships for Women

Scholarships for women range from STEM to business to arts and humanities, as well as graduate studies and scholarships for women of color. Here you’ll find some of the top grants, fellowships, and scholarships for women across fields. Scholarships within categories are organized by application deadline.

1st Amendment-1st Vote, Inc.
1st Amendment-1st Vote, Inc is a non-partisan seminar and conference opportunity for high school teens who identify as  girls to imagine themselves engaged in the political process as leaders and candidates for elected office in adulthood and/or as leaders in government-related positions.


Ted Talk: Young Women in STEM


Women have faced discrimination in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math) for centuries. What does this mean for teenage girls aspiring to become scientists? This talk looks at what causes the discrepancies in the workplace and what this means personally to the speaker, a young girl interested in STEM. Linnea Hummer is a high school student currently attending Frankfurt International School, living in Frankfurt, Germany. Ever since she was little she has been fascinated with STEM (science, technology, math, engineering) fields. As she became a teenager she kept her love for science but also started to become very active with service programs, taking a particularly strong interest in women’s rights and their representation in STEM fields. In the future, she hopes to be an awesome engineer!


Ted Talk: The Superpowers of STEM

We can’t afford any more accidental engineers, explains Stephanie Hill, who has been recognized for her career achievements and community outreach, especially in the advancement of STEM education. Diversity drives innovation, and we need more voices at the table to make the impossible possible. Stephanie C. Hill is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Lockheed Martin. In this role, Ms. Hill is responsible for global strategies and new business capture, and leads the Lockheed Martin business development organization. She also serves as chair of the Greater Baltimore Committee and sits on the Board of Directors for Project Lead the Way, the nation’s leading provider of K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs, and also serves on the Board of Visitors for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.


Equity, Sports, and Title IX


Ted Talk: The Superpowers of STEM

In 1972, U.S. Congress passed Title IX, a law which prohibited discrimination against women in schools, colleges, and universities — including school-sponsored sports. Before this law, female athletes were few and far between, and funding was even scarcer. Erin Buzuvis and Kristine Newhall explore the significance and complexity of Title IX. Lesson by Erin Buzuvis and Kristine Newhall, animation by Kat Llewellyn.


Mia Hamm- Her Story (Smithsonian)

Mia Hamm helped popularize soccer in the U.S. and inspired a new generation of athletes. Kamau, a student, speaks with Eric Jentsch, curator at the Smithsonian’s@National Museum of American History, about Hamm’s legacy.



Inclusive 360: Proven Solutions for an Equitable Organization- Bernadette Smith (2021).

*With foreword written by National Women’s Hall of Fame Executive Director Jennifer Gabriel!

In Inclusive 360: Proven Solutions for an Equitable Organization, Bernadette Smith delivers a systematic roadmap towards a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization. This progressive path is full of inspiring ideas from the world’s most innovative companies―easily adapted for one’s own organization. Inclusive 360 is not simply about hiring and promotions, and it’s not simply about product design, and it’s not simply about inclusive marketing―though it addresses all of those things. The result is a comprehensive approach to DEI, relevant to virtually every department within an organization.



Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot- Mikki Kendall (2021).

In her searing collection of essays, Mikki Kendall takes aim at the legitimacy of the modern feminist movement, arguing that it has chronically failed to address the needs of all but a few women. Drawing on her own experiences with hunger, violence, and hypersexualization, along with incisive commentary on politics, pop culture, the stigma of mental health, and more, Hood Feminism delivers an irrefutable indictment of a movement in flux. An unforgettable debut, Kendall has written a ferocious clarion call to all would-be feminists to live out the true mandate of the movement in thought and in deed.


Against White Feminism: Notes on Disruption- Rafia Zakaria (2021).

Upper-middle-class white women have long been heralded as “experts” on feminism. They have presided over multinational feminist organizations and written much of what we consider the feminist canon, espousing sexual liberation and satisfaction, LGBTQ inclusion, and racial solidarity, all while branding the language of the movement itself in whiteness and speaking over Black and Brown women in an effort to uphold privilege and perceived cultural superiority. An American Muslim woman, attorney, and political philosopher, Rafia Zakaria champions a reconstruction of feminism in Against White Feminism, centering women of color in this transformative overview and counter-manifesto to white feminism’s global, long-standing affinity with colonial, patriarchal, and white supremacist ideals.





A Black Women’s History of the United States-Daina Ramey Berry, Kali Nicole Gross (2020).

In centering Black women’s stories, two award-winning historians seek both to empower African American women and to show their allies that Black women’s unique ability to make their own communities while combatting centuries of oppression is an essential component in our continued resistance to systemic racism and sexism. Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross offer an examination and celebration of Black womanhood, beginning with the first African women who arrived in what became the United States to African American women of today.





Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All- Martha S. Jones (2020).

In Vanguard, acclaimed historian Martha S. Jones offers a new history of African American women’s political lives in America. She recounts how they defied both racism and sexism to fight for the ballot, and how they wielded political power to secure the equality and dignity of all persons. From the earliest days of the republic to the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act and beyond, Jones excavates the lives and work of Black women—Maria Stewart, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Fannie Lou Hamer, and more—who were the vanguard of women’s rights, calling on America to realize its best ideals.


The Majority Finds Its Past: Placing Women in History- Gerda Lerner (2005).

Lauded for its contribution to the theory and conceptualization of the field of women’s history and for its sensitivity to the differences of class, ethnicity, race, and culture among women, The Majority Finds Its Past became a classic volume in women’s history following its publication in 1979. This edition includes a foreword by Linda K. Kerber, introducing a new generation of readers to Gerda Lerner’s considerable body of work and highlighting the importance of the essays in this collection to the development of the field that Lerner helped establish.


How It Feels to Be Free: Women Entertainers and the Civil Rights Movement- Ruth Feldstein (2013).

In How It Feels to Be Free, Ruth Feldstein examines celebrated black women performers, illuminating the risks they took, their roles at home and abroad, and the ways that they raised the issue of gender amid their demands for black liberation. Feldstein focuses on six women who made names for
themselves in the music, film, and television industries: Simone, Lena Horne, Miriam Makeba, Abbey Lincoln, Diahann Carroll,  and Cicely Tyson. These women did not simply mirror black activism; their performances helped constitute the era’s political history.

#notyourprincess: Voices of Native American Women- Charleyboy (Editor), Leatherdale (Editor) (2017).

Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. In the same style as the best-selling Dreaming in Indian, #NotYourPrincess presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a Native woman. Stories of abuse, humiliation, and stereotyping are countered by the voices of passionate women making themselves heard and demanding change. Sometimes angry, often reflective, but always strong, the women in this book will give teen readers insight into the lives of women
who, for so long, have been virtually invisible.





The Ladies of Seneca Falls: The Birth of the Woman’s Rights Movement- Miriam Gurko (1987).

Miriam Gurko traces the course of the movement from its origin in the Seneca Falls Convention through the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right to vote. She examines each of the movement’s founders—Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, and others—to show the various backgrounds from which their feminist consciousness sprang and the unique contribution that each made to the destiny of the movement. This straightforward, comprehensive history of the early years of the woman’s rights movement in America is essential background reading for anyone involved with women’s studies.


Freedom’s Daughters: The Unsung Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement from 1830 to 1970- Lynne Olson (2002).

Freedom’s Daughters includes portraits of more than sixty womenmany until now forgotten and some never before written aboutfrom key figures like Ida B. Wells, Eleanor Roosevelt, Ella Baker, and Septima Clark to some of the smaller players who represent the hundreds of women who each came forth to do her own small part and who together ultimately formed the mass movements that made the difference. Freedom’s Daughters puts a human face on the civil rights struggleand shows that that face was often female.
The history of feminism? The right to vote, Susan B. Anthony, Gloria Steinem, white pantsuits? Oh, but there’s so much more. And we need to know about it, especially now. In pithy text and pithier comics, A Brief History of Feminism engages us, educates us, makes us laugh, and makes us angry. It begins with antiquity and the early days of Judeo-Christianity. (Mary Magdalene questions the maleness of Jesus’s inner circle: “People will end up getting the notion you don’t want women to be priests.” Jesus: “Really, Mary, do you always have to be so negative?”) It continues through the Middle Ages, the Early Modern period, and the Enlightenment (“Liberty, equality, fraternity!” “But fraternity means brotherhood!”). It covers the beginnings of an organized women’s movement in the nineteenth century, second-wave Feminism, queer feminism, and third-wave Feminism.
With a radical and inclusive approach to history, Modern HERstory profiles and celebrates seventy women and nonbinary champions of progressive social change in a bold, colorful, illustrated format for all ages. Despite making huge contributions to the liberation movements of the last century and today, all of these trailblazers come from backgrounds and communities that are traditionally overlooked and under-celebrated: not just women, but people of color, queer people, trans people, disabled people, young people, and people of faith. Authored by rising star activist Blair Imani, Modern HERstory tells the important stories of the leaders and movements that are changing the world right here and right now—and will inspire you to do the same.