2013 Women in History:

Mary C. AlexanderMary C. Alexander
(March 2, 1893–April 16, 1955)
Lynchburg
Aviator
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 ArcherLouise A. Reeves Archer
(October 23, 1893–April 1, 1948)
Vienna
Educator
A highly respected teacher and principal, Louise Reeves Archer inspired her students through her dedication and commitment to their education.

Elizabeth Ambler Brent CarringtonElizabeth Ambler Brent Carrington
(March 11, 1765–February 15, 1842)
Richmond
Civic Leader
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.

Ann ComptonAnn Compton
(b. 1947–)
Roanoke
News Correspondent
An award-winning journalist, Ann Compton broke new ground as the first woman White House correspondent for a national news organization.

JoAnn FallettaJoAnn Falletta
(b. 1954–)
Norfolk
Musician
A dynamic and compelling conductor, JoAnn Falletta is an advocate for contemporary music.

Cleo Elaine PowellCleo Elaine Powell
(b. 1957–)
Brunswick County
Judge
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 PruittElizabeth Inez Parks Pruitt
(b. 1962–)
Tangier Island
Physician Assistant
Elizabeth Inez Pruitt fills a vital need in the isolated community of Tangier by serving as its primary health care provider.

Eva Mae Fleming ScottEva Mae Fleming Scott
(b. 1926–)
Amelia County
Legislator
A pharmacist, Eva Fleming Scott was the first woman elected to the Senate of Virginia.