Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in on June 30, 2022, as the Supreme Court’s 116th justice and the first Black woman on the bench, a historic change for an institution that for the first time is not composed of a majority of white men.
Four women will simultaneously serve on the court for the first time in its history.
The Las Vegas Raiders NFL football team has hired the first Black female team president – Sandra Douglas Morgan. [WSJ 7/8/22]
Emily Engel-Natzke, of the Washington Capitals, is the first woman to hold a full-time position on a National Hockey League coaching staff. [New York Post 7/1/22]
The Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy’s elite flight demonstration squadron, has named its first female jet pilot, Lt. Amanda Lee, who will be part of the team for the 2023 season. [WSJ 7/18/22]