Making Moves: Female Football Players, Women Astronauts, & Brand New Barbies

The first full week of International Women’s Month has not disappointed! Celebrate International Women’s Day with us and read on to learn how women are crushing it this week in football, film, and outer space.

College student Toni Harris became the first woman to sign a letter of intent to attend a university on a full football scholarship. The 22-year-old defensive back dreams of becoming the first woman to play in the NFL and proving that it’s great to play like a girl.

One giant step for womankind: NASA astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch will be participating in the first ever all-female spacewalk. They’re scheduled to head out to space on March 29th, a great way to celebrate the end of International Women’s Month!

Where are all the women? New York City announced that it will add four statues of influential women in an attempt to combat the gender gap present in public art. The women to be memorialized include jazz singer Billie Holiday and pediatrician and activist Dr. Helen Rodríguez Trías.

Girl power for generations to come! Mattel is releasing a Barbie doll of activist, model, and Gurls Talk founder Adwoah Aboah. The doll will be part of Mattel’s “Shero” program, which highlights influential women like Ibtihaj Muhammad and Laurie Hernandez.

IMBDPro and the ReFrame coalition of industry leaders released a list of 20 films from 2018’s top 100 box office movies that are certified as gender-balanced productions. The list includes Crazy Rich Asians, The Hate U Give, and The Favourite. ReFrame hopes its data will celebrate and promote the films in Hollywood that have just as many women working on them as men.