Meet the women rockin’ & rollin’ in the Houston roller derby scene
Roller derby made a big resurgence following the release of the popular movie “Whip It” back in 2009, but not many people know what it’s all about. The Houston Roller Derby league is hoping to change that and put the high-contact sport back on the mainstream map. Long time derby skater Tori Elmore helped Houston Life viewers get up to speed on the rules of roller derby.
Watch VP Kamala Harris speak with NASA astronauts in space for Women's History Month
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris made a special call to the International Space Station (ISS) to celebrate Women's History Month and some of the ground-breaking work astronauts are doing in orbit. Video: VP Kamala Harris calls space station! Last month I spoke with Astronauts Dr. Shannon Walker and Dr. Kate Rubins aboard the International Space Station. pic.twitter.com/tQR5lK7JSYMarch 24, 2021 See more"Last month I spoke with Astronauts Dr. Shannon Walker and Dr. Kate Rubins aboard the International Space Station. In February she called the orbiting laboratory to congratulate NASA astronaut Victor Glover for becoming the first Black astronaut to fly a long-duration mission to the space station.space.com
Olympic runner Alysia Montaño on supporting mothers who are professional athletes
Olympic runner Alysia Montaño on supporting mothers who are professional athletes March is Women's History Month. Olympic runner and seven-time USA champion Alysia Montaño joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss her new nonprofit, called &Mother, supporting mothers in sports.cbsnews.com
Track and field star Dawn Harper-Nelson on motherhood, training for Olympics
Track and field star Dawn Harper-Nelson on motherhood, training for Olympics March is Women's History Month. Dawn Harper-Nelson is a two-time Olympic medalist in track and field, who's setting her sights on the Tokyo Olympics. She discusses her journey in motherhood and the hurdles she's faced from sponsors. She recently received a grant from &Mother, an organization supporting female athletes who are mothers, while she trains for the Olympic trials.cbsnews.com
Celebrating Women’s History with ErmaRose Winery
HOUSTON – ErmaRose is a family-owned and operated winery. ErmaRose Winery (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.) That hobby became a business when she decided to create ErmaRose Winery. ermarose winery (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.) To date, ErmaRose Winery has sold nearly 1,000 cases of wine.
Relativity Space teams with HI-SEAS, NASA to celebrate International Women's Day
California-based aerospace startup Relativity Space will celebrate International Women's Day (March 8) and Women's History Month with a new video highlighting an all-woman analog astronaut crew. The new video, which Relativity Space released today, highlights the crew and mission of Sensoria M2 , the second all-woman mission at the HI-SEAS (Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation) habitat, in October 2020. It followed the first such mission, Sensoria M1, which took place in January 2020. Live updates: Our mission to 'Mars' at the HI-SEAS habitatMore: HI-SEAS' 8-month mock Mars mission in picturesRelativity Space highlighted the Sensoria M2 mission at HI-SEAS for the 2021 International Women's Day. Relativity Space said in a statement, found in the image above.space.com
International Women’s Day: How to celebrate women’s success and make a call to action
HOUSTON – Happy International Women’s Day! A year later “National Women’s Day” was first celebrated, which women continued to celebrate on the last Sunday of February until 1913. In 1911, International Women’s Day was honored for the first time in Copenhagen, Denmark, with more than one million women and men attending rallies campaigning for women’s rights to work, vote and hold office. AdThis year’s theme for International Women’s Day is called “#ChooseToChallenge’, which signifies the responsibility for one’s own thoughts and actions every day, according to the campaign’s website. Another way to celebrate women is to donate to a female-focused charity such as Dress for Success and Equality Now.
41 years ago, Sandra Day O’Connor blazed a historic trail for women in the legal profession
Sandra Day O’Connor not only had a degree from one of the most prestigious universities in the world -- Stanford University in California -- but also a law degree she earned from the same institution in just two years.
Barbie celebrates International Women's Day with new Eleanor Roosevelt doll
Mattel is celebrating Women's History Month with a fitting new addition to the Barbie family: An Eleanor Roosevelt doll. Ahead of International Women's Day on Monday, Barbie announced that Eleanor Roosevelt is the latest historical role model to join its "Inspiring Women" series, which helps fund women-led research on media representation. The longest-serving first lady, Roosevelt served in the White House during her husband Franklin D. Roosevelt's terms in office, from 1933 to 1945. "A champion of policies around civil and economic rights, Eleanor Roosevelt's passionate advocacy was unwavering, even when faced with resistance," Mattel said in a statement. Eleanor Roosevelt's new Barbie doll wears a floral print dress, pearl necklace and black hat.cbsnews.com
The Full Menu: Houston’s Best Woman-Owned Restaurants – Houston Public Media
March is Women's History Month, and while we will spend time this month talking about women who have made a difference in the history of Houston, Texas, and the rest of America, plenty of women are making a difference in Houston right now as restaurateurs. Our group of local foodies dishes on woman-owned restaurants in this month's installment of The Full Menu. In the audio above, we hear from Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston, Felice Sloan of the Swanky Maven lifestyle blog, and David Leftwich of Houston Food Finder. Restaurants Mentioned In This Edition :Ninfa'sKim SonIrma's SouthwestSylvia's Enchilada KitchenDona MariaRainbow LodgeGiacomo's Cibo e VinoAlice BluePondicheriKiran'sFeges BBQCorkscrew BBQBlind GoatXin ChaoRoostarKâu Ba KitchenMico's Hot ChickenChef Dawn BurrellFluff Bake BarBecca CakesH Town Restaurant GroupGood Dog HoustonSubscribe to Today in Houston Fill out the form below to subscribe our new daily editorial newsletter from the HPM Newsroom. Email* First Name Last Name * requiredhoustonpublicmedia.org
"Untamed" author Glennon Doyle and soccer star Abby Wambach on women's rights, empowerment
"Untamed" author Glennon Doyle and soccer star Abby Wambach on women's rights, empowerment March is Women's History Month. Only on "CBS This Morning," soccer star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Abby Wambach and her wife, New York Times best-selling author Glennon Doyle discuss equality and their work on behalf of women. Doyle's book, "Untamed" has sold more than two million copies worldwide.cbsnews.com
Meet Charlotte Marie Baldwin Allen, the ‘Mother of Houston’
Charlotte Marie Baldwin Allen Do you know who the "Mother of Houston" is? Meet Charlotte Marie Baldwin Allen. Houston received its namesake and Allen became known as the ”Mother of Houston.”Over the next 45 years, she became a prominent role in the development of Houston. Charlotte Allen died on August 3, 1895. In 1907, Charlotte Baldwin Allen elementary school became the first public school in the city named after a woman.
Trailblazing Woman: Houstonian Frances ‘Sissy’ Farenthold reflects on almost a century of advocating for women’s rights
AdSissy Farenthold: A Noble Citizen (The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice)1926 - Frances “Sissy” Farenthold is born in Corpus Christi. I liked the competition.”Sissy Farenthold: A Noble Citizen (The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice)1949 - Sissy graduates from law school. Sissy Farenthold: A Noble Citizen (The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice)1969-1973 - Sissy served in the Texas House of Representatives. Sissy Farenthold: A Noble Citizen (The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice)1976-1980 - Sissy serves as president of Wells College in Aurora, New York. She continues to lend her voice and support to human rights efforts around the world and in Houston.