In honor of Women’s History Month, the Diversity Committee presents Little Known Women’s History Facts:
- Maya Lin, a Chinese American, who was born in Athens, Ohio in 1959, became the architect of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. After entering a public design competition for the design of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Maya Lin’s entry, one of 1,441 was chosen. She was only 21 years old when she designed the monument.
- At age 47, Gertrude Boyle (b. 1925) became the president of Columbia Sportswear Company. Today Columbia Sportswear Company is a leading seller of outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment with annual sales of more than $1 billion.
- Fanny Workman (1859 – 1925) was the first woman mountaineer to climb over 23,000 feet on Nun Kun in the Himalayas in 1906. Her record was unbroken until 1934. Workman obtained several women’s altitude records and championed women’s rights and women’s suffrage.