Today is National Amelia Earhart Day, honoring her birthday and her tremendous achievements as an adventurer, author, and record-breaking pilot!
I could not imagine a better way to celebrate this Power Woman AND introduce a curation of jewels inspired by an avian theme: Meet the Feathers!
Amelia became the first woman to fly SOLO across the Atlantic on May 20th, 1932 (among many other records). She then set out to become the first woman to fly around the world on June 1, 1937. Just over a month later and short of the remaining 7,000 miles, her plane disappeared in transit to Howland Island in the Pacific Ocean.
Among her other accomplishments, Amelia served as the first president of @TheNinetyNinesInc (an awesome sisterhood of pilots), was an early champion of the Equal Rights Amendment, and became a visiting aeronautical engineering advisor at Purdue University as well as providing career counseling for women students.