Famous Vermont Women
Meet some exceptional women born or living in Vermont. Vermont has been the birthplace of many well-known female celebrities, politicians, actors, writers, educators, philanthropists, entrepreneurs. Below is a partial list of “Famous Vermont Women”. Ask us about visiting Vermont or share your suggestions of famous Vermont people. To feature your business in VT Living, contact us.
Famous Vermont People: Vermont Women
Jody Williams was born October 9, 1950, in Putney, Vermont. She was a co-coordinator of the Nicaragua-Honduras Education Project and the former deputy director of Medical Aid for El Salvador. In 1992 she coordinated the launch of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. She and the campaign were named co-recipients of the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1997.
Shirley Muldowney was born Shirley Roque on June 19, 1940 in Burlington, Vermont, to Belgium Benedict and Mae Roque. Shirley was the first woman to be licensed by the National Hot Rod Association and the first female to drive a top fuel dragster. Shirley Muldowney is known as the “First Lady of Drag Racing” (and sometimes known as “Cha Cha”). Muldowney won 18 NHRA national events during her sensational career.