Women of Color Making History

by: The Memo Staff

This Women's History Month, we salute the amazing women who have paved the way for us -- those who have graced our history books as well as those hidden figures who silently helped to create a better world for us all. This month, we celebrate the amazing women of our past as well as our present and our future.

Here are eight women of color currently making history!

 Amy Sherald (photo:  www.amysherald.com )

Amy Sherald (photo: www.amysherald.com)

Amy Sherald, First Black Woman to Paint a Former First Lady

 Catherine Cortez Masto (photo: www.hrc.org)

Catherine Cortez Masto (photo: www.hrc.org)

Catherine Cortez Masto, First Latina U.S. Senator

 Chloe Kim (photo:   Loic Venance/AFP/GettyImages )

Chloe Kim
(photo: Loic Venance/AFP/GettyImages)

Chloe Kim, Youngest Woman To Win An Olympic Snowboarding Medal

 Geisha Williams (photo: bizjournal.com)

Geisha Williams (photo: bizjournal.com)

Geisha Williams, First Latina to Lead a Fortune 500 Company; CEO and President, PG&E

 Erin Jackson (photo: nbc.com)

Erin Jackson (photo: nbc.com)

Erin Jackon, First Black Woman On U.S. Olympic Long-Track Skating Team

 Michelle Phan (photo: Getty Images)

Michelle Phan (photo: Getty Images)

Michelle Phan: First Woman to Build a $500M Company from a Web Series

 Meena Harris (photo: Vivian Chen)

Meena Harris (photo: Vivian Chen)

Meena Harris, Founder of the Phenomenal Woman T-Shirts

 Tarana Burke

Tarana Burke

Tarana Burke, Founder of the #MeToo Movement

 

Who else do you know that's making history? Shout them out in the comments!