Womxn Innovators Long Sleeve
Womxn have been changing the world since day one. Some of them get the recognition they deserve, but others don't. The Womxn Innovators Shirt was created to highlight a few of the womxn who inspire us and also to shine light on their accomplishments.
10% of proceeds go to Girls Who Code.
Womxn 1: Mary Beatrice Kenner (May 17, 1912 – January 13, 2006). Kenner was an African-American inventor most noted for her development of the sanitary belt. However, the sanitary napkin wasn't used until 1956 - thirty years after she had first invented it - because racial discrimination prevented its adoption for thirty years.
Womxn 2: Hedy Lamarr (November 9, 1914 – January 19, 2000). Lamarr and composer George Antheil developed a radio guidance system to help combat the Nazis in World War II. Various techniques are now incorporated into Bluetooth technology and Wi-Fi. Originally, Lamarr received very little recognition of her innovative talent at the time because she was mostly known for her beautiful face and acting skills. However, with time, she was recognized for her inventions.
Womxn 3: Jane Fonda (born December 21, 1937). Most know Fonda for her workout videos; however; she has accomplished so much more in her life. Fonda originally got into acting because her famous father, Henry Fonda, but continued to engage in everything from political activism (during the 60s), feminism movements, [support] Native American protests, and environmentalism. She has written books, been married and divorced three times. Fonda is now is 81, working full time, living alone but spending a lot of time with her family.
All three of these womxn shattered stereotypes and earned a place in the world. We hope you're just as inspired by them as we are.
Read more about these women on our blog here.