Upper Peninsula Women Every Michigander Should Know

Today is International Women’s Day, which is always a good opportunity to thank your mom (love you, Mom!), but, as she and many others have taught me, women do more than mother – and we should all be grateful to the scientists, athletes, writers, and all around-game changers who haven’t been given their props, but who have helped keep the world running nonetheless.

What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than offer a list of amazing Upper Peninsula women? Here’s a few you may know and a few you may be surprised to see.

    These are a few of the headliners, but we know women across the Upper Peninsula who make this area shine – both today and in the past. To learn more about the vast array of women who make the UP – and the rest of Michigan – great, then visit the Michigan Women’s Historical Center & Hall of Fame.