Time to #BreakThePaperCeiling: Vote for a Woman on the $20 Bill
Susan Ades Stone, executive director of Women on 20s, makes an inspired case for her campaign to put the face of a great woman on American currency.
Susan Ades Stone is an award-winning journalist who has a Zelig-like way of landing at startups in their earliest days, among them CNN, the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, The World Science Festival and now, Women On 20s. She began her career as a print reporter at the Washington Star. Later, at CNN, she produced the first weekly live-by-satellite interview program, blazing the trail for programs like Nightline. Covering medicine, science and the environment for MacNeil/Lehrer, she reported on the discovery of the AIDS virus, "acid rain," the nuclear catastrophe at Chernobyl, among dozens of other national stories. She is the recipient of a 1984 George Polk Award for a short documentary on the efforts of a guerilla anti-abortion group that inspired a spate of clinic bombings and she was nominated for Emmy and Cable Ace awards, among other honors. Amidst it all, she and her husband Jeff raised three children who were among the first to cast their votes at Women on 20s.