Women of Michigan

Who run the world? Girls. Here are some female pioneers from Michigan.

In 1975, the National Organization for Women’s Wife Abuse Task Force in Washtenaw County established Michigan’s first network of private homes to shelter survivors of domestic violence.

Catherine Comet is the first woman in the country to be the official conductor of a professional orchestra, as conductor of the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, in 1986.

In 1995, The first publicly funded domestic violence shelter in the country is founded in Ann Arbor, with Susan McGee as its executive director.

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