As we commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, here is a glimpse into an untold part of the story: a woman journalist who supported the cause by using her work to keep the movement in the headlines: Miriam Michelson, She also happens to be my great-great aunt.
Listen to professor Lori Harrison-Kahan share stories about how Miriam used her platforms and broke the rules as a woman in this then-non-traditional field.
These are stories from her brand new book about Miriam Michelson, “The Superwoman and Other Writings of Miriam Michelson, (Wayne State Univ. Press, Joan Michelson wrote the foreword to it).
- How women journalists in the 1890s-1900’s addressed the #MeToo movement of their day.
- How Miriam used her platform for social causes she cared about, including women’s rights.
- Lessons for women today breaking into non-traditional careers. (You can read about this in my Forbes blog too.)
- Great stories from Miriam’s best-selling fiction, which made her a “celebrity” of her day.
You’ll also want to listen to:
- Laura Liswood, Diversity expert on why it’s not about gender.
- Jennifer Palmieri, Former Communications Director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and President Obama, and author of “Dear Madam President.”
- Joan Wages, CEO of the National Women’s History Museum.
- Shamina Singh, CEO of Mastercard’s Center for Inclusive Growth, on advancing women’s power and her career in government and politics.
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