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Amazing Can Do Women for Museums

Discover RosieCentral's Amazing Can Do Women. As memoir writers, we love discovering amazing women. Their lives, their challenges, their accomplishments provide inspiration and encouragement. They give us the strength to follow our dreams...no matter what.

Rosie the Riveter was our original Amazing Can Do Woman. We added Wendy the Welder--Rosie's workmate on the assembly line. Then, as we began to research the suffrage movement, we discovered both Nannie Helen Burroughs and Victoria Claflin Woodhull.

We currently have 13 Amazing Women, and our collection will continue to grow.

 

These women come from many different backgrounds, races and income groups. Some, today, are recognized household names, but in the end, they're ordinary women--just like us.

 

The inspiration comes from their achievements and what they had to overcome. And believe us, everyone faces challenges, roadblocks and setbacks on their journey..

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What makes them inspirational is the way they have dealt with their hurdles. They allowed nothing to stand in the way of following their passion. That's the beauty of an Amazing Can Do Woman.

 

Our Amazing Can Do Women historical figures start as our original illustrations transferred onto muslin fabric and handcrafted into ornaments, sachets, keychains and more. Now, because of their popularity, we are working on additional ways to share their inspiration.

America 250 Founding Mothers Series

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Abigail Adams

A Founding Mother, First Lady and close advisor to her husband John Adams. She was also mother to President John Quincy Adams. 

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Harriet Tubman

Though born a slave, she escaped and spent years helping many more Blacks find their way to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

WW2 Series

Rosie the Riveter

As iconic as it gets. We based this figure on the famous We Can Do It! poster. And we've added a We Can Do It! poster behind Rosie.

Wendy the Welder

Wendy worked side by side with Rosie. She's our reminder that diversity was critical on the home front, and some of the top producers Black Americans. She can be packaged as a two-doll set.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Known as First Lady to the World, she worked for social justice and had a vital role during World War 2 as the eyes, ears and legs of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

WW2 Series

No Teno Quah-Corp. Grace Thorpe

She was the Native-American (daughter of Jim Thorpe) who joined the WACs and worked in Gen. Douglas MacArthur's Tokyo Headquarters. She was awarded the Bronze Star for work in New Guinea, and after WW2 she became a judge and activist working for Native American justice.

Lt. Susan Ahn Cuddy

She overcame prejudice to become the first Asian-American woman in the Navy and first female gunnery officer and code breaker. After WW2, she joined the National Security Agency where she oversaw 300 agents.

Bessie Stringfield

Black American Rosie the Riveter on wheels. She was the first female to ride solo across the US on a motorcycle. During WW2, she was a civilian dispatch courier carrying documents between domestic military bases.

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Bessie Coleman

Amelia Earhart

Sally Ride

First Black and first Native American woman to earn a pilot's license. Discrimination against both her race and gender forced her to obtain her license in France. "The air is the only place free from prejudices...so I thought it my duty to risk my life to learn aviation."

Pioneering female American pilot, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 on one of the final legs of her attempt to fly around the world.

She was the first American woman and youngest person in space, flying twice on the Challenger. Founded Sally Ride Science, a company that created entertaining STEM programs and books designed to inspire girls. 

Mae Carol Jemison

She is the first Black American woman in space. She dreamed of becoming a dancer, but became a chemical engineer, medical doctor and astronaut. She was inspired by CAN DO woman Bessie Coleman whose photo she carried into space on the Endeavor Space Shuttle.

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Victoria Claflin Woodhull

She was the seventh of 10 children born into a poor, illiterate family. Her father had her sell snake oil to make ends meet. She became the first woman to run for president in 1891 (even though she wasn't able to vote) and the first female Wall Street stockbroker.

Nannie Helen Burroughs

She was a civil rights and suffrage pioneer. Despite many setbacks, she founded the first vocational school for Black women--the National Training School for Women in Washington, DC.

Kamala Devi Harris

In 2020, she became the first female Vice President, first Black American and first Asian American Vice President.

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Sonia Maria Sotomayor

She is the first Hispanic and third female associate justice of the Supreme Court. In 2021, she swore in Kamala Harris as Vice President.

Amanda S.C. Gorman

In 2021, she became the only youth poet laureate and youngest Black American in US history to participate in an inaugural event. Her poetry focuses on issues of oppression, feminism, race and marginalization.

NEW: Acrylic Figures

We've turned our original illustrations of Amazing CAN DO Women into cute acrylic figures. Each has an inspirational motto on base and comes packaged with an informational brochure. Ideal for desk, shelf or mantle.

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