7 unsung heroines who changed the course of history

Throughout history, women have played critical roles in every field from sports to science. Many of these game-changing heroines , however, didn’t receive the wide recognition they deserved for their contributions, and they remain relatively unknown today.

In honor of Women’s History Month, Know Your Value is recognizing seven, women who conquered all odds to change the course of history. If you didn’t know their names before, now you will.

1. Patsy Mink, House representative

Rep. Patsy Takemoto Mink, D-Hawaii, puts a homemade nameplate on the door of her new office here on Jan. 1, 1965.Bettmann Archive via Getty Images

In 1964, Patsy Mink became the first woman of color to get elected to the United States Congress. Mink, a Japanese-American who served as a Hawaii representative, was elected four years before Shirley Chisolm famously became the first Black female congresswoman in New York.

After facing years of discrimination

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Future of the Business World: A Girl Scout Advocates for Redefining Success

Naomi Porter, our March 2021 Future of the Business World podcast guest, embraced entrepreneurship when she was only 11 years old with her first venture, Spice It Up. Now 16 and a high school junior in California, Naomi is using her business experience and Girl Scouts of the USA platform to empower students, research youth challenges, and advocate for change. In this multi-faceted episode, she touches on everything from the travel blogger who helped save her spice business, to her dreams of becoming the U.S. Secretary of Education. Says Naomi: “Instead of asking: What do you want to be when you grow up? Let’s ask kids: How do you want to use your passions and talents to make the world a better place?”

Wharton Global Youth Program: Hey, everybody! Welcome to Future of the Business World.

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Small Business Center Offers Aid During Challenging Time | News

It’s been a tough year for businesses struggling to survive and thrive through the coronavirus pandemic. For many of Moore County’s newer small businesses, a welcome helping hand came from a familiar source.

Last May, the Small Business Center (SBC) Network of the NC Community College System received $3 million in federal funding for the “Reboot, Recover, Rebuild” program to support business counseling services.

Teresa Reynolds, director of Sandhills Community College SBC, went to work immediately reaching out to clients and the local business community. Reynolds is one of 58 SBC directors across the state, professionally trained to guide entrepreneurs and small business startups.

“I contacted everyone who had attended a seminar or webinar over the last four years and asked them, if you had the opportunity to speak to an expert in anything related to your business, who would it be?”

Based on their responses, Reynolds used the pandemic-relief

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Square’s Cash App drives nearly half of the company’s Q4 profits

Mobile payments processor Square made nearly half of its Q4 revenue from its bitcoin-enabled Cash App, the company revealed in its financial results on Tuesday. 

Square said gross profit from the Cash App was $377 million in Q4. Its Q4 gross profit overall was $804 million. The Cash App generated $1.76 billion of bitcoin revenue and $41 million of bitcoin gross profit during the fourth quarter.

The company also said it has purchased $170 million worth of bitcoin since October 2020. The investment represents about 5% of the company’s total assets as of the end of 2020.

“The investment is part of Square’s ongoing commitment to bitcoin, and the company plans to assess its aggregate investment in bitcoin relative to its other investments on an ongoing basis,” the company said in its earnings release.

In 2020, Square said more than three million customers purchased or sold bitcoin on Cash

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