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Let's take a brief look at journey of American women through last 100 years. Throughout this period, we have proved ourselves to be resilient and flexible, persistent and determined, dedicated, diverse, courageous, and perennially undiscouraged.
The 20th century brought with it a wave of altered roles for women, resulting in changed and expanded obligations, through which we consistently proved our resilient responses to an inconstant world. During WWI and Great Depression, American women fought on home front, rearing children alone and fashioning family life on a shoestring, often working long hours outside home as well.
In 40's, our mothers and grandmothers mobilized war machine, taking up welding bonnets and riveting guns and tending victory gardens by moonlight. We have been historically dedicated to our homes, our families and our country. When boys returned as men, we gracefully stepped into wifely roles once more.
As housewives and mothers during prosperous 50's, we shaped culture of decade, finding outlets for our creativity and energies, while our husbands worked long hours bringing new wave of prosperity to our doorsteps. We are historically flexible.
In 60's we stepped out and tested our independence. We opted for higher education, started moving toward financial independence as never before, burned our bras, stuck flowers in our hair and spoke out for peace and protested inequality, as our grandmothers had before us. We are historically determined and persistent.
The 70's, 80's and 90's found us continuing to assume roles in thick of things, making our mark on history in latter part of a century marked by political and social upheaval. Women permeated society's key functions at all levels, accounting for 10 Nobel prizes in last 20 years. We've pioneered in every field from science to literature, from music to medicine, from politics to business, from hundreds of feet below sea level to hundreds of miles above earth's surface.
We've taught, evangelized, performed, healed, designed, discovered, invented, adjudicated, and administered. We've made policy, money, decisions, love, and babies. We've done practically everything men have, and made less money doing it, yet we are undiscouraged. But we are women first, last and always.