By: Mary K. Wakefield, Ph.D., RN, HHS Acting Deputy SecretaryWomen’s History Month gives us an opportunity to reflect on the countless women who built this nation – women who pioneered advances in health and medicine, fought for equal voting rights, defended our nation, and charted the course to a brighter future for our children. Our country is stronger because they worked so hard to overcome the barriers before them.
Our government is stronger because of their service as well. That’s why I wanted to use this celebration to reflect on just a few of the many prominent women, in each branch, who have paved the way for those of us who serve the American people today.
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