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To read the full Writing Her Story article of one of our featured women, click on their name below.

2019 Profiles


March 1 - Women's History Month

March 2 - Women enter the election process

March 3 - St. Mother Theodore Guerin

March 4- Betsy Palmer

March 5 - Linton Strike

March 6 - Melba Phillips

March 7 - Susan B. Anthony (TBT)

March 8 - International Women's Day

March 9 - Maria Carmen Valesquez

March 10 - Rose Hartwick-Thorpe

March 11 - Valeska Suratt

March 12 - Magdalene Laundromats

March 13 - Josephine Cochrane

March 14 - Sojourner Truth (TBT)

March 15 - C.L. Moore

March 16 - Virginia Dill McCarty

March 17 - Daisy Riley Lloyd

March 18 - Roberta West Nicholson

March 19 - Vivian Carter

March 20 - Lucy Higgs Nichols

March 21 - Amelia Earhart (TBT)

March 22 - Bettie Cadou

March 23 - Susan Wallace

March 24 - Pearl Bassett

March 25 - Indiana's First Women's Rights Convention

March 26 - Kappa Alpha Theta

March 27 - Virginia Claypool Meredith

March 28 - Rosie the Riveter (TBT)

March 29 - Gloria Frankel

March 30 - Harriette Bailey Conn

March 31 - Toni Stone

2018 Profiles


March 1 - The South Bend Blue Sox

March 2 -  Marvel Crosson

March 3 - Eleanor Stackhouse Atkinson

March 4 - Mindwell Crampton Wilson

March 5 - Gertrude Amelia Mahorney

March 6 - Mas-Saw

March 7 - Wilma Rudolph

March 8 - Carrie May Buchanan

March 9 - Julia Dumont

March 10 - Susannah Clark

March 11 - Anissa Jones

March 12 - Angeline Chapaton (Chapeteau)

March 13 - Ella Kehrer

March 14 - Ellen Church Marshall

March 15 - Mavourneen Morris

March 16 - Eudora Kelley

March 17 - Mae Walker

March 18 - Arsinoe Martin

March 19 - Margie Stewart

March 20 - Kiilh-sooh-kwa

March 21 - Mary Thomas

March 22 - Mary Waldron

March 23 - Mariah Mendenhall

March 24 - The Baldwin Sisters

March 25 - Grace Floering

March 26 - Grace B. Urbahns

March 27 - Maurine Dallas Watkins

March 28 - Opha May Johnson

March 29 - Mary Jane Croft

March 30 - Kathryn McHale

March 31 - Sojourner Truth

2018 Writing Her Story References

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2017 Profiles


March 1 - Julia Carson

March 2 - Beulah Bondi

March 3 - Eliza "Mother" George

March 4 - Eliza Blaker

March 5 - Catherine Coffin

March 6 - Anne Baxter

March 7 - Rhoda Coffin

March 8 - Rosie the Riveter

March 9 - Flossie Bailey

March 10 - Cecil Harden

March 11 - Grace Julian Clarke

March 12 - Katie Hall

March 13 - Susan B. Anthony

March 14 - Fannie Blumberg

March 15 - Madelyn Pugh Davis

March 16 - Emma Christy Baker

March 17 - Florence Henderson

March 18 - Willa Brown

March 19 - Mary Jancosek Bercik

March 20 - Zerelda Wallace

March 21 - Martha Bernal

March 22 - Arcada Stark Balz

March 23 - Mae Dickinson

March 24 - Ruth Chin

March 25 - Mae Jemison

March 26 - Phyllis Pond

March 27 - Rose Melville

March 28 - Mamie Johnson

March 29 - Frances Dunnagan

March 30 - Margaret Ringenberg

March 31 - Mari Evans

2017 Writing Her Story References

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2016 Stories


In February 2016, the Indiana Bicentennial Commission endorsed Writing Her Story: 31 Women in 31 Days as a Bicentennial Legacy Project. A legacy project celebrates Indiana's past and present and highlights the best of Indiana for the state's 2016 Bicentennial celebration. 

March 1 - May Wright Sewall

March 2 - Polly Strong

March 3 - Elinor Ostrom

March 4 - Frances Slocum (Maconaquah)

March 5 - Overbeck Sisters

March 6 - Virginia Jenckes

March 7 - Janet Guthrie

March 8 - Lydia Moss Bradley

March 9 - Helen Gougar

March 10 - Carole Lombard

March 11 - Eva Kor

March 12 - Caroline Harrison

March 13 - Karen Freeman-Wilson

March 14 - Ida Husted Harper

March 15 - Albion Fellows Bacon

March 16 - Gene Stratton-Porter

March 17 - Jessamyn West

March 18 - Mary Ritter Beard

March 19 - Julia Nelson

March 20 - Madame C.J. Walker

March 21 - Irene Dunne

March 22 - Karen Pence

March 23 - Juliet Strauss

March 24 - Dorothy Stratton

March 25 - Amelia Earhart

March 26 - Marjorie Main

March 27 - Emily Kimbrough

March 28 - Amanda Way

March 29 - Twyla Tharp

March 30 - Antoinette Dakin Leach

March 31 - Nancy Lincoln

Writing Her Story References

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2015 Stories


In July 2015, the National Association of Commissions for Women recognized the 2015 Writing Her Story:31 Stories in 31 Days program with an Achievement Award. 

March 1 - The History of Women's History Month

March 2 - Helen Gougar

March 3 - May Wright Sewall 

March 4 - Madam C.J. Walker

March 5 - Gene Stratton-Porter

March 6 - Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

March 7 - Women Enter the Election Process

March 8 - International Women's Day

March 9 - Virginia Jenckes

March 10 - Cecil Harden

March 11 - Mary Jancosek Bercik

March 12 - Julia May Carson

March 13 - Susan B. Anthony

March 14 - Becky Skillman

March 15 - Vi Simpson

March 16 - Commemorating Indiana Women with State Historical Markers

March 17 - Phyllis Pond

March 18 - Women in State Level Offices

March 19 - Virginia Dill McCarty

March 20 - Z. Mae Jimison

March 21 - Amelia Earhart

March 22 - Emma Christy Baker

March 23 - Women of the Bench

March 24 - All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

March 27 - Celebrating Women's History at the Statehouse

March 28 - Victoria Soto Candelaria

March 29 - Judge Sarah Evans Barker

March 30 - Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann

March 31 - Chief Justice Loretta Rush

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2014 Articles


Women of Baseball

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2013 Articles


Pippa Mann

Mary Aurtrey

Sr. Jeanne Hagelskamp

Anne Hathaway

Deborah Hearn Smith

Mary Roberta Heiman

Lyn Isbell

Nancy King

Bobbie Magley

Ginny O’Connor

Shanel Poole

Kathy Reehling

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Dr. Virginia Calvin

Betsy Corridan

Cindy Felsten

Anne Jacoby

Senator Vi Simpson

Lt. Governor Becky Skillman

Patzetta Trice

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