Norah Ostin, a senior at Oakland Catholic High School, is inspired by the Springdale native who literally wrote the book on how chemicals are harming the environment.
Maya Wanamaker is an Oakland Catholic High School student from Cranberry Township who has learned about Gwen Elliott, a woman who broke barriers in the Pittsburgh Police Department and then later became an advocate for young girls.
Jennie Bradley Roessing
Early in the 20th century, Pittsburgh suffragists toured the state of Pennsylvania, making a case for women’s votes. Jennie Bradley Roessing took an attention-getting prop with her in her travels.
Kim Berkeley Clark
Chloe Baker is a high school student from Munhall who’s inspired by the Honorable Kim Berkeley Clark, the first African American woman to serve as President Judge in Allegheny County.
Cranberry Township sophmore Bella White introduces her trailblazer, one of the first women to make inroads in Pittsburgh TV news, who gained national attention for a courageous decision she made early in her career.
Alma Speed Fox
Quaker Valley High School junior Eleanor Schlick reflects on the woman who has been called the Mother of Pittsburgh Civil Rights.
A Crowning Achievement
Young women of color were not always welcome in “beauty pageants.” Jean Bryant worked to change that.
Finding Elizabeth’s Soldiers
WQED’s efforts to find homes for 100 of Elizabeth Black’s sketches from WWII.
Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
A remarkable story of a Pittsburgh artist who sketched soldiers on European battlefields during WWII.
Salute to the Sky
Florence Shutsy Reyolds made history as one of the first women pilots in World War II.
Torchbearers: The Story of Pittsburgh’s Freedom Fighters
Revisit Pittsburgh’s struggles during the so-called golden era of civil rights.
The stories of five ground-breaking women visual artists from Western PA.
WQED Mini Docs: Musical Mentors
Two award-winning stories of female innovators in Pittsburgh music.
WQED Mini Docs: Pittsburgh Women in WWII
Award-winning mini documentaries, showcasing the wartime contributions of Pittsburgh-area women.