|Posted by Administrator on April 29, 2011 at 5:23 AM|
During Women's History Month, we aired a number of documentaries featuring incredibly smart, brave, and talented women including Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai (Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai) and Rose Mapendo (Pushing the Elephant). That got us to thinking about all of the amazing women in the world and how each of us has one or two who have inspired us and shaped the people we've become or aspire to be. So we asked for nominations from our audience, along with a brief explanation of why their nominee is especially inspirational. Then we put our favorite entries up for a popular vote, and in the end, our winner was Tracy Chiles McGhee of Washington D.C., who nominated the author Zora Neale Hurston. It turns out that Tracy is one inspirational woman herself, as we found out when we got to know her.