USA Today Names Idaho’s Influential ‘Women of the Century’
These women have truly made an impact on others and the world.
Although it may feel otherwise, there are some silver linings to the year 2020. Not everything happening this year is bad. One of those happy things happens to be the 100th anniversary of the women's suffrage movement. It was in 1920 that women were given the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
To celebrate that monumental moment and its anniversary, USA Today has put together a Women of the Century list.
This list is filled with influential women who have left their mark or who are continuing to make a difference in this world. They are successful, intelligent and have played a role in furthering the rights of women everywhere. The list features women in all 50 states and US territories.
Here are the women representing Idaho on the list:
Kristin Armstrong - A Olympic gold medal cyclist (pictured above)
Beverly Bistline - A veteran, legal pioneer, and philanthropist
Cherie Buckner-Webb - The first black woman to be elected to the Idaho Legislature
Carole King - A Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter
Cecilia Violetta Lopez - A rising opera star
Barbara Morgan - The first educator-astronaut to reach orbit
Margaret Roberts - A librarian, historian, and Idaho suffragist advocate
Louise Shadduck - A journalist and politician
Amy Trice - An activist and chairwoman of the Kootenai Tribal Council
Tara Westover - A New York Times nonfiction best-selling author