NWHM Celebrates Women’s Distinctive History!


Joan Bradley Wages is the President and CEO of the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) and her passion and determination to make this museum a reality is a personal campaign that has consumed her life for the last 15 years.  Throughout her career, Joan focused on women’s issues on Capitol Hill, which culminated when she served as a founding board member of the NWHM working to raise money and pass legislation to move the Suffrage Statue, depicting founders of the U.S. suffrage movement, from the Capitol Crypt upstairs into the Rotunda, where it now stands.  Currently, Joan is committed, energized and determined to ensure the museum takes its rightful place on the National Mall as its new home.  It is because of Joan’s determination, along with her intelligence and warm personality, that she has been able to draw in a multitude of high-powered women to join her in this cause, and today, Joan joins Speak Up! to talk about other outstanding projects the museum is involved with, including the upcoming Suffrage Centennial Celebration, which will talk place March 1st through 3rd, 2013 in Washington, D.C.