A note from Rosie Rios:
When Google invited me to speak about my journey as Treasurer of the United States and my efforts to place the portrait of a woman on our currency for the first time in over a century, I didn’t think it would end with augmented reality, but here we are.
It was during that presentation that I met a group of Google women who were excited about my ongoing mission to celebrate historic American women - and the role technology could play to bring it to life. They were inspired by two simple thoughts: “What if we didn’t have to wait to see women on U.S. currency?” And, “What if anyone could learn about women who made U.S. history in a place where they’ve historically been left out?”
This website and the accompanying app are the result of our serendipitous collaboration. We call it Notable Women. And while it’s designed with teachers and their students in mind, the content is for everyone.
Notable Women features 100 historic women selected from the Teachers Righting History database, a collection of women whom the American people recommended to appear on actual U.S. currency during my time at the U.S. Department of Treasury.
After all, inspirations lead to aspirations, which is why we have a responsibility to highlight the women who have shaped our past and serve as role models for our future. I want to thank you for your interest, and hope you will share Notable Women with your friends and family.
43rd Treasurer of the United States