Women: Putting Our Stamp on America.
DEFENSE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY MANAGEMENT INST PATRICK AFB FL
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Annette Baisden, personnel Psychologist assigned to the Naval Operational Medicine Institute, Pensacola, Florida, served as a participant in the Topical Research Intern Program at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute from 3 May to 3 June 1998 and conducted the research for this publication. SCOPE The Topical Research Intern Program provides the opportunity for servicemembers and DOD civilian employees to work on diversityequal opportunity projects while on a 30-day tour of duty at the Institute. During their tour, the interns use a variety of primary and secondary source materials to prepare a report pertaining to an issue of importance to equal opportunity EO and equal employment opportunity EEO specialists, supervisors, and other leaders throughout the Services. The story of American women is the story of strong, courageous, and persevering women whose challenges to social, political, and economic inequities and other injustices shaped our nation. Todays generation owes them remembrance and honor, for we all stand on their shoulders. They have put their stamp on America, paving the way for us to follow and giving us hope for the future. The theme for the 1999 Womens History Month is Women Putting our Stamp on America. Since our postage stamps honor much of what we hold dear -- our heroes of yesteryear, our legends of the arts and entertainment, our explorers and discoverers -- this document will celebrate the centuries and their women and retell the stories of a special few that have been commemorated with stamps, and who not only made significant contributions to federal service but whose lives changed our world. The women we have highlighted were more than first women to... They were women with exceptional achievements who were outstanding throughout their lives, who were an inspiration to their contemporaries, and who remain inspirational today. They were women who made durable contributions and brought about social change.
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