Honoring Women's Firsts
March is Women's History Month, a full month to celebrate and acknowledge women, and the major contributions they have made to society. Here at Mom Bomb, women’s strength and goodwill is a fundamental value for us, so let's take a look back and honor some women's firsts in history.
First woman to go into space - Valentina Tereshkova
The first woman to go into space was Soviet cosmonaut, Valentina Tereshkova. On June 16, 1963, she launched with the Vostok 6 mission, that made 48 orbits of Earth. Valentina did not have any experience as a pilot when she volunteered for the soviet space program and was accepted because of her impressive 126 parachute jumps. She became a spokesperson for the Soviet Union and received the United Nations Gold Medal of Peace.
First woman to win a Nobel prize - Marie Curie
Marie Curie is most famous for the discovery of polonium and radium. She originally won a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903 with her husband, Pierre Curie, and Henri Becquerel. Then in 1911, she won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her discoveries (in what?). She is also the only woman to have won multiple Nobel Prizes to this day.
First woman (and person) to fly over both the Atlantic and Pacific - Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart was the 16th woman to be issued a pilot's license and was known for her several remarkable flights. She was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean in 1928, and was the first person ever to fly over both the Atlantic and Pacific ocean. Earhart unfortunately mysteriously disappeared in 1937 while trying to circle the globe from the equator.
First women's racing sportscar driver - Janet Guthrie Janet is a retired professional race car driver and was the first woman to qualify and compete in both the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500. She originally was an aerospace engineer and then began racing in 1963 on the SCCA circuit. By 1972 Janet was racing full time. Her sportscar racing career included two class wins in the famed 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race.
First women's Superbowl coach - Katie Sowers For a more recent first, in 2020Katie Sowers is the first woman coach who made it to the Superbowl! Not only is she the first woman coach to go to the Superbowl, but she is also the first openly gay coach. She is in her fourth season in the NFL and second as an offensive assistant with the San Francisco Fortyniners. This is one of many signs of a new era of female empowerment.
The core of Mom Bomb’s existence is women empowering women. Mom Bomb was founded by a woman, is managed by women, and was created to support women through its charity MomBomb.org. We create beautiful bath bombs to rejuvenate women and proceeds from our sales help women in crisis.
Happy Women's History Month, and here's to strong women; may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them. Celebrate this month by honoring the women in your life or helping women reach their full potential.