Women Making History

Reflecting on the contributions women have made, and continue to make.

About Women's History Month

Alice Paul

Alice Paul. , ca. 1918. Photograph.

Every March since 1987, the United States commemorates Women’s
History Month.

It’s an opportunity for intentional reflection on women’s historical contributions to America and the world, so many of which are absent from the history studied in school. Who knew that if not for a woman named Alice Paul, Congress might never have passed what we know today as the 19th amendment?

In honor of all of the Alice Pauls of the past, PNC is devoted to sharing more of these hidden heroes.

This unfolding series of stories will shine a light on women in history – and women making history today. “Women are pioneers,” writes author Leanne Meyer in her forthcoming book about women’s leadership. “No matter their generation, the industry in which they are working or their stage of career, women are navigating new landscapes, shaping their lives and their choices.”

Theirs are the stories we want to share all year long.

We’ll profile pioneering women within PNC. And we’ll spotlight women who are breaking barriers big and small in communities across the country. Our hope is to inform -- and inspire you to go forth and shatter your personal glass ceiling.

Women as Pioneers


Inspired by the Life and Legacy of the Supreme Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Late Supreme Court Justice is a model for not judging a book by its cover.

4 min read

Running Your Business

Making the Case for Manufacturing Careers

Women are outspoken ambassadors for manufacturing. Here's what inspires their enthusiasm and how they are changing the game.

5 min read

Growing Your Business

H.R. 5050 Puts Women Entrepreneurs on the Path to Parity

Celebrating 30 years of the Women’s Business Ownership Act

4 min read


PNC’s Head of Commercial Banking Helps Other Women Get to the Top

Stephanie Novosel’s career marked by mentorship and advocating for gender-equity in the workplace.

3 min read

Running Your Business

‘Women & Politics’ Honors Ohio Leaders’ Historical Achievements

Cleveland’s Western Reserve Historical Society marks the centennial of women’s suffrage with a permanent exhibit.

1 min read


Women Paving Their Own Path at PNC and in Their Communities

The unique stories of three women who turned their passions into impact.

4 min read

Celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment

8 Million

Number of women who voted for the first time on November 2nd, 1920[1]

100 years ago

Women won the right to vote

Just three months after the 19th amendment was officially adopted in August 1920, giving women the right to vote in America for the first time, women across the country elevated the 29th U.S. president to the nation’s highest elected office.

Today, we can only imagine the profound pride and satisfaction experienced by the women who exercised their right to vote in the 1920 federal election. Gratefully, we do not need to rely on our imaginations to process the sacrifice and suffering of the Suffragists who fought so women could cast their ballot.

Read About Their Journey »

Harris & Ewing, Washington, D.C. Pennsylvania on the Picket Line. United States Washington D.C, 1917. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/mnwp000212/.

PNC Dusable Museum


For 10+ years, PNC has partnered with the DuSable Museum of African American History to curate stories of our past and build a better future.  



Azie Taylor Morton was denied entrance into graduate school in the 1950s. Even though she faced barriers, she pursued a career in public service. In 1977, Azie Taylor Morton was appointed the first Black Treasurer of the United States.



Madam C.J. Walker was a businesswoman and the first self-made female millionaire. She revolutionized hair care for Black women, and in 1910 she founded the Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company in Indianapolis, IN.

About the DuSable Museum

The DuSable Museum was founded in 1961 by Dr. Margaret Burroughs and other leading Chicago citizens to preserve and interpret experiences and achievements of people of African descent. The Museum is dedicated to the collection, documentation, preservation and study of the history and culture of Africans and African Americans. The Museum’s namesake is Jean Baptiste Point DuSable, who in 1779, established the trading post and permanent settlement which would become known as Chicago.


Unapologetically Ambitious: A Conversation with Shellye Archambeau

Executive and author, Shellye talks about her career and experiences as a Black female and her advice for creating a diverse, inclusive workplace culture.

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Q&A with Angie Bastian

Co-Founder of Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP

Learn how Angie turned her passion for popping popcorn into a thriving nationwide business.

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Q & A with Ellen Latham

Creator & Co-Founder of
Orangetheory Fitness

Ellen shares how she turned what could have been an insurmountable setback into the enormously popular franchise.

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Meet These Women Achievers

We hope you will enjoy these stories of achievement and be inspired to find new ideas and avenues for success in your own business.

Running Your Business

Women Who Achieve: Glenesa Swann and Frenchette Rosemond

The co-owners of Tooney Town Early Learning Center are committed to supporting children, families and the communities they serve.

3 min read

Growing Your Business

Michele’s Granola: Manufacturing Goodness One Batch at a Time

Founder and Owner of Michele's Granola discusses how she turned her granola-making hobby into a successful business.

5 min read

Running Your Business

Women Who Achieve: Kathy Lill and Nicole Dull

Learn how two best friends turned their cleaning business from luxury to necessity in the face of unprecedented challenges.

3 min read

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