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Resilient in the face of inequity, women have and continue to be at the forefront of history. For over 200 years, the fight for equality has been pioneered by powerful women who have confronted adversity and oppression for an equitable tomorrow. Through a timeline of selected milestones, the Women’s Equity Project aims to honor the legacy of these women and the monumental moments in history that have paved the way for modern day women and have brought us one step closer to achieving equality.