CMG Worldwide celebrates Women’s History Month, recognizing the great contributions that women have made in American history. CMG has represented hundreds of remarkable women. Below are just a few of the women CMG represents that have left their mark on history. Help honor these extraordinary women by learning about their accomplishments.
As an American author, poet, and memoirist, Maya Angelou was an impactful civil rights leader who collaborated with Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X during the Civil Rights Movement. She is best known for her series of biographies and has even recited her poem “On the Pulse of Morning” at President Bill Clinton’s inauguration. Her compassion, activism, and leadership has continued to inspire since her passing in 2014.
Hedy Lamarr was a symbol for both beauty and intellect. Aside from her career as an actress in a number of chart topping films, Lamarr developed a radio guidance system for American torpedoes during World War II. The principles in her work is incorporated in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technology. Her brilliance and innovation on and off the big screen have had a lasting impact on film and technology.
After going for a plane ride in 1920, Amelia Earhart developed a passion for aviation and not only became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean but also the first person to traverse the Atlantic and Pacific. She set many other records and wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences. Earhart was instrumental in the formation of an organization for female pilots, a member of the National Woman’s Party, and an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment. Her courage and pioneering spirit allowed her to break barriers.
Josephine Baker was a dancer and singer who dedicated much of her life to fighting racism. Baker was the first person of color to become a worldwide entertainer and to star in a major motion picture. She was celebrated by artists and intellects of the era for her talent and involvement in social issues. Her grace and devotion to activism solidifies her in entertainment history.