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Happy International Women’s Day! As we’re getting closer for She Is… Virtual Women’s Empowerment Summit happening on March 30th, we’re excited for all of the honorees and performances! The power women hold is indescribable! Below are 5 of the many women who have changed the game and made history during the year of 2022. Of course, we’re only a quarter through the year so we have no doubt there will be many more doing the same!

Make sure to tune in to this year’s She Is… Virtual Women’s Empowerment Summit to see the many women being honored. She Is… Premieres Wednesday, March 30th at 7pm!

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1. Pamela Culpepper

Pamela Culpepper is among those driving change recently joining the Prada Group’s Board of Directors. This appointment makes her the first time a Black woman to sit on the brand’s board in its 109-year history. Read More Here >

2. Dr. Susan M. Collins

Susan M. Collins, Ph.D was recently appointed to serve as the president and CEO of The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, making her the first Black woman to sit at the helm of a Fed bank. Read More Here >

3. Rachael Rollins

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After securing a nomination for the role by President Joe Biden last summer, Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins rose in the ranks today to officially become U.S. attorney for Massachusetts and the first Black women to ever occupy the title. Read More Here >

4. Dr. Maya Angelou

The legendary wordsmith, Dr. Maya Angelou, will have her image placed on a limited edition run of quarter coins beginning next year, essentially making her the first Black woman to appear on U.S. currency. Read More Here >

5. Tasha Roberts

Journalist-turned-pioneering-deep-diver Tasha Roberts has become the first Black woman to grace the cover of National Geographic as a Nat Geo Explorer. Read More Here >