#WomensHistoryMonth: Meet Six of Atlanta’s Most Influential Women


There is no denying the fact that Atlanta is one of the best places to live in the world. Is it the beautiful weather with plenty of sunshine, the cold doesn’t last for long or the beautiful sites of attraction? The city is indeed a winder. However, aside from the beautiful weather and side attractions, Atlanta is the home to some of the most influential women.

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we wanted to give a special call out to some of the most influential women in Atlanta’s rich, deep history, and honor them for the work they’ve done. These women are known for their dedication, determination, and leadership. Therefore, in this guide, it’s an honor to introduce you to some of them.

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Bernice King

Bernice is a strong woman who made up her mind to carry on the rich legacy of her father; the recovered Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She was one of Obama’s supporters who celebrated on the night of the election st the family’s home church, Ebenezer Baptist Church, in Atlanta.

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Keshia Knight Pulliam

Keshia is also another famous woman from Atlanta. After graduating from Atlanta’s Spelman College, she made the city her home. She was famous for her role in “The Cosby Show” and later continued to grow her career by co-starring in Tyler Perry’s show “The House of Payne” and also his movie titled “Madea Goes to Jail.”

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Ciara is a famous singer and performer who stood out as a source of inspiration to many young women in Atlanta. Her debut single titled “Goodies” paved the way to her becoming the face of Atlanta’s energetic new music scene. She boldly represents her city and loved for her impressive back-breaking dance moves and A-girl swagger.

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Tameka Foster

Tameka is a fashionista who stood out in the world of fashion by providing style tips to celebs. She also took her career to the next level when she made Usher her client. Afterward, the two got married in Atlanta with a son.

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Mayor Shirley Franklin

I remembered when Mayor Shirley told the Atlanta citizens if they made her their mayor she would make them proud during her campaign seven years ago. Many had their doubt’s, but she silenced her critics when she took on the office. Now, she is currently on her second term as the first female mayor and Black to hold such title in the south.

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Janelle Monae

Although she is a Kansas City native, Janelle started her career with a cult as a college student of Atlanta. Afterward, she signed to Bad Boy and featured in the Atlanta Ballet.

These women are genuinely icons and symbols to look up to. If you live in Atlanta and you want to make a mark, I hope these women would be a source of inspiration to you.



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