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“A Woman of Many Firsts: Victoria Woodhull”

A Web Project
By Michelle
a High School Student from New-York Historical Society
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About this Project:

This project tells the story of an underrepresented story in history specially women’s history. Victoria Woodhull is best known for being the first female to run for president, but she was also the first woman to run a women-led stockbrokerage firm due to her success with stocks by giving stock advice to men. I came up this idea because I’m interested in having a career in finance, and I wanted to tell a women’s story in finance as it is a traditionally male dominated field. My project is a webpage that helps readers learn about Victoria Woodhull’s journey and her many accomplishments.

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Community Feedback:

Great Design
Makes Me Think

Feedback from the Judges:

Henry McKelvey 👏 Adjunct Professor, Computer Science at University of the Potomac — Emoti-Con Judge
This project has great potential on its merit and the creator(s) should be proud of their achievement. They show great promise.

Taiyaba Ali 👏 FP&A Associate, Marketing at Vanguard — Emoti-Con Judge
As a woman in finance, I absolutely loved this concept! Sharing the story of an inspirational woman in finance can not only help her accomplishment be more well known, but also inspire others to learn more about finance! I would be interested to see additional stories of women that are also lesser known when you expand the project. I think this is such a great idea and tool for learning. Awesome work!

Liza Stark 👏 Sr Manager of Curriculum at Girls Who Code — Emoti-Con Judge
I love your project! It is vital to amplify stories of women who contribute to industries that have historically undervalued and excluded them. At Girls Who Code, we have an ongoing project that spotlights women and non-binary folks across industries and backgrounds related to computer science. It is a key resource in our curriculum toolkit that makes an impact and your project reminds me so much of them. Your research is wonderful! I like that you included interesting details of her life and contextualized them against the era (for example "many men believed that women were “too emotionally unstable” to deal with the stock market’s unpredictability”). Your website has a cohesive design and a nice historical color palette. Finally, I love your motivation for this project and would love to see you create more of these stories as you mention in Looking Forward. Really great job!

Maggie Muldoon 👏 Senior Manager, Design League at Mouse — Emoti-Con Judge
This is great! I love that looking at this project taught me something new. I thought your web project was clear and well designed, and the subject matter is very interesting and important! I love that you are bringing history and coding together. Keep up the great work!

Feedback from the Community:

👏 a Middle School Student
Why didn't Victoria Woodhull win?

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