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Astound Broadband Celebrates Women’s History Month

Join us in celebrating the lasting societal impact of women in every aspect of our culture. This month we honor remarkable women who have challenged expectations, spoken up for equality and dedicated their lives to changing our local, national and international community.

Explore Women’s History Month through Film and TV

Celebrate how far women have come and where they’re going with these 15 empowering movies and TV shows.

Women in television

TV’s Fierce Females

Explore these shows that highlight the brilliant stories and contributions of women.

Women in movies

Women Empowerment Movies

Stream these films inspired by fearless women.

  • Lady Bird (Netflix) In this coming of age story, Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson dreams of leaving her hometown, but first she must finish her senior year of high school.
  • Little Women (Netflix) Jo March reflects on her life and the story of her four sisters.
  • The United States vs. Billie Holiday (Hulu) Inspired by Billie Holiday’s life story, this film tells the tale of her career as she is targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics with an undercover sting operation.
  • Miss Americana (Netflix) Follow music icon Taylor Swift as she embraces the full power of her voice.
  • Election (Hulu) A young woman is on track to win the high school class presidential election, until her teacher convinces a popular football player to run for president, too.
Women in documentaries

Women’s Rights Documentaries

Uncover the stories of trailblazing women in these documentaries.

  • I Am Greta (Hulu) Follow teen activist Greta Thunberg on her crusade to get people to listen about climate change.
  • Being Serena (HBO Max) A look at Serena Williams’ life as she dominates the court while taking on motherhood.
  • Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (Hulu) The legendary storyteller revisits her life and the powerful themes she encountered along the way.
  • Becoming (Netflix) A glimpse at Michelle Obama’s hopes for the future and post-White House life.
  • Bright Lights (HBO Max) An intimate look at the late Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher’s unique and complicated mother/daughter relationship.

Women Who Inspire

From sports to the arts to science, celebrate these women leaders whose work and dedication have provided hope throughout history.

Annie J. Cannon was a brilliant astronomer who helped change the way we classify stars. Cannon received the first honorary doctorate degree from Oxford.

Althea Gibson broke barriers as the first African American player to compete in the U.S. Open in 1950 and win at Wimbledon the following year.

Elizabeth Blackwell is best known as the first woman physician in the United States.

Marian Anderson was the first African American singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera. Anderson famously sang at the Lincoln Memorial during the height of the Civil Rights Movement.

Pearl S. Buck is a critically acclaimed writer and the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in literature.

Learn about Women’s History Month

Learn about Women’s History Month

Follow these resources to learn more about the invaluable contributions made by women and how you can support and further the important work into the future. 

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