March is Women's History Month, a time to recognize the remarkable contributions of women throughout history. This year's theme is "Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories." We're honored to share a few examples of women who continue to shape our future as they live their stories.
- Janet Yellen - is not only one of the most heavily cited female research economists, but as chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, she holds what many consider to be the most powerful economic-policymaking position in the world.
- Margaret Thatcher - was Britain's prime minister for almost 12 years and the first woman ever to hold that position. To many, she was seen as a revolutionary figure who transformed Britain's stagnant economy and, together with Presidents Reagan and Bush, helped bring about the end of the Cold War.
- Elinor Ostrom - held the first of only two Nobel Memorial Prizes in Economic Sciences ever awarded to a woman. Her work on the formal and informal political institutions that can influence an economy enormously influenced the field.
This Women's History Month, join us in recognizing the women above and the millions who continue to make history while living their stories.