Today is a catch-all of interesting facts about women. First up I’d like to recognize Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was born March 15, 1933. On Aug. 10, 1993, she became the second female U.S. Supreme Court justice, and is one of only four women to serve on the court. She also became the first female Jewish justice.
From the U.S. Census Bureau comes some interesting statistics about women in the United States. For example, 58% of women between the ages of 25 and 29 have education beyond a bachelor’s degree, compared to 42% of men. As of 2008, there were 1.5 million female military veterans. And 3.1 million high school girls participate in sports programs.
BlogHer has come up with a list of 20 Women in Science Who Changed Our World. It includes famous women such as Marie Curie and Sally Ride as well as less well known ones, like Annie Jump Cannon and Maria Agnesi. Great resource to show girls to get them interested in STEM fields.