Allyson Felix, by winning her 11th Olympic medal, has now received more Olympic medals than any other track and field athlete in history, male or female. The previous holder of this record was Carl Lewis, the sprinting icon who hit the 10-medal level in 1996. [WP 8/7/21]
If American women were a country, they would have the fifth highest medal total. [JB]
On Tuesday, July 20th, sportscasting history was made when for the first time, an all-female team provided coverage of a major league baseball game. [NPR 7/20/21]
Women make up a little more than one-third of the one million professionally active physicians in the United States according to March 2019 data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
The percentage of women who are active physicians in the U.S. has more than doubled in the last 20 years. In 2000, 23.1% of physicians were women. By 2007 that number had grown to 28.3% and by 2019 it had grown to 36.3% of active physicians. [www.aamc.org]
Ur Mendoza Jaddou is the first female to lead the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. [Public Policy Law 360 7/30/21]
Daisy Veerasingham is the new president and CEO of The Associated Press.
She is the first woman, first person of color, and first international citizen to lead the organization. [Morning Media Newsfeed 8/4/21]