AboutOur Logos and Visuals
The colors in our logo: purple, white, and gold, are a reference to the colors used during the campaign for Women’s Suffrage in the United States.
Everything from the color scheme to the name of the website is intentional and symbolic of women’s fight for equality. The specific shades of purple, gold and white were the same used by the National Women’s Party during the suffrage movement. Purple for the “color of loyalty, consistency to purpose, unwavering steadfastness to a cause. White, the emblem of purity, symbolizes the quality of our purpose,” and gold, representing light, life and “the torch that guides our purpose, pure and unwavering,” as described in a 1913 Suffragist newsletter. The acronym pays homage to one of the most well-known female pastimes; sewing.
The Header on Our Homepage Features the Following Athletes:
(All of the images used in our header and footer are in the public domain and allowed to be edited)
Gertrude Ederle, born October 23, 1905 in New York City, became the first woman to swim across the English Channel in 14 hours and thirty-one minutes on August 6, 1926 beating the records previously set by men.
Wilma Rudolph, born June 23, 1940 in Saint Bethlehem, Tennessee. She became the first woman to win three gold medals in track and field at the same Olympic game in the 1956 Rome Olympics.
Thelma “Tiby” Eisen, was born in Los Angeles, California on May 11, 1922 and ranks as one of the top 20 baseball players in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and helped pioneer women’s professional sports.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, born Jaqueline Joyner-Kersee, was born on March 3, 1962, in East St Louis, Illinois, was the first participant in the heptathlon to score more than 7000 points, setting the record at 7148 points in 1986, then setting the record again at 7291 points in 1988.
Lindsey Vonn, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on October 18, 1984. In 2010, she became the first American skier to win three discipline titles in a single season, then the first American woman the Olympic gold for the Downhill.
Allyson Felix, born on November 18, 1985, in Los Angeles, California, is the most decorated track and field athlete in history anad the most successful female track athlete in Olympic history.
Althea Gibson, born on August 25, 1927, in Silver, South Carolina, was the first black person to compete in the U.S. Nationals tournament in 1950. She made history in 1956 by becoming the first black person to win the French championships, in 1957 she became the first black person to win Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals. The following year, she won Wimbleton and the U.S. Nationals for a second time.
The Footer on Our Homepage Features the Following Athletes:
Junko Tabei, born Junko Ishibashi, on September 22, 1939, in the town of Miharu, Japan. She became the first woman to summit Mount Everest in 1975, and in 1992 became the first woman to climb the tallest mountains in the world’s seven major regions.
Stefania Passaro, is an Italian basketball player, born on December 11, 1963. She played professionally for 17 seasons, won the European Cup for the Women’s Champion Clubs 6 times and won the National Championship ten times.
Uljana Semjonova is a retired Soviet-Latvian basketball player, born on March 9, 1952. She was the leading women’s basketball player in the 70s and 80s, never lost a game in official international competition, in 1993 she became the first non-US woman to make it into the Basketball Hall of Fame and was an inaugural member of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 1999, and was awarded the Lifetime Contribution to Sports award.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, born on December 27, 1986, in Kingston, Jamaica. She ranks number 1 in the women’s 100m and secured the world title in the 2009 Olympics for the 100m event, in the 2012 Olympics she became the third woman to repeat as the 100metre champion, the International Association of Athletics Federations named her it’s 2013 Woman Athlete of the Year.
Mirai Nagasu, born on April 16, 1993, in Arcadia, California. At the 2018 Winter Olympics, Nagasu made history as the first American woman to land a triple axel in Olympic competition.
Wyomia Tyus, born August 29, 1945, in Griffin, Georgia. She held the world record for the 100-metre race from 1964–1965 and 1968–1972, aand was the first person to win the 100-metre race twice.