2013 Women in History:
Mary C. Alexander
(March 2, 1893–April 16, 1955)
One of the first women licensed pilots in Virginia, Mary C. Alexander owned and operated a scheduled air service between Norfolk and Washington, D.C., during the 1930s.
Louise A. Reeves Archer
(October 23, 1893–April 1, 1948)
A highly respected teacher and principal, Louise Reeves Archer inspired her students through her dedication and commitment to their education.
Elizabeth Ambler Brent Carrington
(March 11, 1765–February 15, 1842)
Concerned about the plight of orphaned girls, Elizabeth Ambler Brent Carrington helped establish the Female Humane Association of the City of Richmond at a time when women rarely played a role in public affairs.
An award-winning journalist, Ann Compton broke new ground as the first woman White House correspondent for a national news organization.
A dynamic and compelling conductor, JoAnn Falletta is an advocate for contemporary music.
Cleo Elaine Powell
The first Afircan American woman to serve on the Supreme Court of Virginia, Cleo Elaine Powell encourages young people to create a culture of diversity and respect for the law.
Elizabeth Inez Parks Pruitt
Elizabeth Inez Pruitt fills a vital need in the isolated community of Tangier by serving as its primary health care provider.
Eva Mae Fleming Scott
A pharmacist, Eva Fleming Scott was the first woman elected to the Senate of Virginia.