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Six trailblazing women to share personal stories in special event

Visionaries. Iconoclasts. Founders.

On Aug. 18, the USA TODAY Network will mark the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment with a storytelling event featuring six powerful women, from national leaders to hometown sheroes.

The USA TODAY Network assembled expert panels representing the 50 states, Washington, D.C., and the five permanently inhabited territories, to select more than 500 women who’ve made a major difference in American life since the amendment passed. From those, a national panel of experts selected 100 who best exemplify the progress, grit and courage that have advanced women’s lives for the past 100 years. 

WATCH: Americans tell entertaining and illuminating personal stories

“I hope that this project exposes people to women they didn’t read about in their history books or see on television,” project director and one of USA TODAY’s managing editors Philana Patterson told Nicole Carroll, editor in chief of USA TODAY. “We’ve

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