President Nixon and staff assistant Barbara Hackman Franklin, who was responsible for increasing the numbers of women in top-level, policy-making government jobs.
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH:
OUTSTANDING WOMEN FROM NIXON ADMINISTRATION
TO BE RECOGNIZED BY NIXON FOUNDATION
Online features will highlight accomplishments of one person each day through March
February 28, 2019 — In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Richard Nixon Foundation will spotlight influential women, recruited and hired to work in high-level positions in the Nixon administration, many of whom went on to make an impact in both the public and the private sectors.
This celebration highlights many prolific women, such as 29th Secretary of Commerce and one of the first woman corporate board directors Barbara Hackman Franklin, who served as a staff assistant to President Nixon with the goal of increasing the numbers of women in top-level, policy-making government jobs; U.S. Senator and Secretary of Labor and Transportation Elizabeth Dole, who served as a deputy assistant to President Nixon for consumer affairs; Anne Armstrong, a Counselor to President Nixon with Cabinet Rank and later the first woman Ambassador to the United Kingdom; and Ann McLaughlin Korologos, communications director of the Nixon re-election campaign and 19th Secretary of Labor.
The features will be posted across the Nixon Foundation’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter channels daily from March 1st through March 31st, 2019. Click here to see the profiles.
The following women will be recognized during the month of March:
Helen Delich Bentley
Barbara Hackman Franklin
Maj. Gen. Jeanne Holm
Ann M. Korologos
Esther Christian Lawton
Susan Porter Rose
Paula Adams Tennant
Because of this effort, the Nixon administration nearly quadrupled the number of women in top level, policy-making jobs in the federal government, and moved 1,000 women up into middle management ranks of government. The Nixon administration successfully expanded the number of women on presidential commissions and boards.
Also during this time, Congress approved the Equal Rights Amendment —with the support of President and Mrs. Nixon— and President Nixon signed Title IX of the Education Amendments into law.