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As we celebrate Women's History Month, we remember the powerhouse that was Shirley Chisholm

She provided a space for women to be their authentic selves, and championed a future where they could thrive unapologetically

As we celebrate Women's History Month, we remember the powerhouse that was Shirley Chisholm

circa 1970: Portrait of U.S. congresswoman Shirley Chisholm wearing a striped suit and cat's-eye glasses, holding a copy of The Congressional Record, and smiling.

Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

As we celebrate Women's History Month, we'd be foolish not to remember the powerhouse that was Shirley Chisholm. Before Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Stacey Abrams, and Kamala Harris; there was Shirley. While many are familiar with Chisholm being the first African American to run for President of the United States, she's accomplished much more than that.

In fact, many would say Chisholm was among the first women to shatter the elusive glass ceiling, paving the way for a new generation of women to make their mark.

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