Women Making History Awards continues in its 8th year of celebrating and empowering women through their notable efforts in society.
Sunday, March 8th on International Women’s Day, the National Women’s History Museum hosted its annual Women Making History Awards at the Skirball Cultural Center. Businesswomen, philanthropists, actresses, influencers, and so many more were in attendance for this extraordinary event. In a world where many women are deemed to be forgotten and silenced, the National Women’s History Museum takes a stand, educates, and recognizes women both past and present. This year the NWHM honored Andie MacDowell, Logan Browning, Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, and Dr. Nancy D. O’Reilly for their advocacy towards women empowerment.
During the event, hundreds of women came together to celebrate the advancement of women and their achievements throughout the years. This goes without saying that there is still more work to be done! We were able to chat with some of the incredible women in attendance, and it is no surprise that they had amazing things to share-
The Knockturnal: Happy International women’s Day!
Yvette Nicole Brown: To you as well.
The Knockturnal: What would you like to say to the women whose voices aren’t being heard?
Yvette Nicole Brown: Everybody has a platform, everybody has a platform. There’s this thing on Twitter where they talk about the blue checkmarks as if people who are verified are somehow special or more important- they’re not. You have a platform, if you work at a grocery store, your platform is that checkout stand and you can talk to people and model behavior that you want to see in the world. If you’re a PTA mom you have a platform every time you go to a meeting. We all have a platform. Everybody matters. Do good where you are and with what you have!
The Knockturnal: Congratulations, and happy International Women’s Day!
Logan Browning: Thank you!
The Knockturnal: Being in the entertainment industry what are some things you would like to see happen?
Logan Browning: Affirmative action. I would love to see women and people of color behind the lens. I think that is how change happens across the board. Institutions have always had to adhere to affirmative action, but Hollywood has been exempt from it for some reason. That is something I would like to see.
The Knockturnal: Who do you hope to pave the way for?
Logan Browning: I hope to pave the way for any young person, any young woman who sees themselves in me.
The Knockturnal: Happy International Women’s Day!
Aly & AJ: Thank you, you too!
The Knockturnal: As artists in the industry and being NWHM ambassadors, what are some things you would like to see in the future and changes you’d like to be a part of?
Aly & AJ: I would love to see a female president. We’ve been trying desperately. Women belong in that kind of high power position. I look forward to that day, that will eventually happen. But, I’m also looking forward to more women in politics, and not just white women either. Women of all races, backgrounds, religions, so that we have an actual view of our American population. It’s not just us, it’s everyone.
The National Women’s History Museum is the only women’s history museum dedicated to amplifying the remarkable and untold stories of women throughout the years. Their mission is to “inspire, experience, collaborate, and amplify women’s impact—past, present, and future.”