WWI Webinar Series: “The Hello Girls – America’s First Women Soldiers”

An item from the World War One Centennial Commission.

WWI Webinar Series

Building the National WWI Memorial
In Washington, D.C.

Dough Foundation with WWI Commission logo

Friday May 15 2020 , 1p Eastern •  “The Hello Girls – America’s First Women Soldiers”

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Friday, May 15, 2020 @ 1pm Eastern

America’s First Women Soldiers

Join us as we explore the incredible story of The Hello Girls – America’s first women soldiers. They helped us win WWI, but their battle for recognition and their veterans’ rights continued for 60 years after the fighting stopped on the western front.

It is a powerful story of heroism and empowerment set against the backdrops of WWI and the Women’s Suffrage movement.

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Elizabeth Cobbs

Dr. Elizabeth Cobbs
Historian and Author of “The Hello Girls”

Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman holds the Melbern Glasscock Chair in American History at Texas A&M University and is a senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution.

Cara Reichel and John Mills
The creative Team behind
“The Hello Girls” Off-Broadway Musical

Nominated for the Drama Desk Awards, Outer Critics Circle Awards, Drama League awards and others, this wonderful musical tells the story of “The Hello Girls” in an upbeat, accessible, entertaining and touching way.

Cara Reichel and John Mills


For all attendees, courtesy of Cara, John and their record label, we have a free download of the title song “Hello Girls”  from the Cast Album


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The role that women played in WWI was pivotal and the role that WWI played in the women’s rights movement was momentous.

At the turn of the century, the role of women was already changing. What WWI did was to hugely accelerate that change.

In this 6 minute documentary we examine this from a variety of perspectives.

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