March 17, 2010 | Adam Sorensen | Leave a comment Women always have a desire to improve themselves and accomplish their goals. They start off by thinking, planning, and then they set out to conquer. Women can do anything they want and the following women in American history proved that. “In today’s world women are outnumbering men in college and excelling in their careers so it will be interesting to see what changes will stem from that” stated Marcus Varner an education specialist at ClassesandCareers.com. 1650 Anne Bradstreet became the first published female American writer. 1767 Anne Catherine Hoof Green took over her late husband’s printing and newspaper business to become the first woman to run a print shop. 1809 Mary Kies became the first woman to receive a patent for weaving straw with silk 1849 Elizabeth Blackwell received her M.D. degree to become the first woman with a medical degree. 1896 Alice Guy Blanche the first woman film director who eventually shot over 300 films. 1916 Jeanette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. 1932 Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic in approximately 15 hours. 1981 Sandra Day O’Connor became the first female justice after her appointment to the Supreme Court. 1983 Dr. Sally K. Ride became the first woman sent into space. 2005 Condoleezza Rice became the first female African-American Secretary of State. Women have played an extremely important role in the changes that have taken place in America. And if you want to be the first woman to accomplish something then you better start on accomplishing that. Higher education can be the first step in accomplishing this. An education can serve as a foundation and get you on your way. In order to learn more visit ClassesandCareers.com and complete the simple form, then a counselor will be able to contact you and answer any questions you may have.