Katie Couric Media and PEOPLE have partnered to create the weekly digital video sequence, #SeeHer Story, to have a good time numerous feminine trailblazers starting from the previous 100 years to as we speak.
The sequence — which is made up of brief vignettes created and narrated by Couric — premieres Friday and will air weekly on each PEOPLE.com and on PEOPLE’s social media platforms.
As this yr marks the centennial anniversary of 19th modification —which gave ladies the correct to vote — passing, the sequence hopes to commemorate such an necessary time for ladies in historical past.
Renew Life, a women-focused digestive wellness model, is sponsoring the primary 21 episodes of the year-long sequence.
#SeeHer Story can even be a daily characteristic in PEOPLE’s print version, the weekday morning publication Wake-Up Call with Katie Couric, on PeopleTV’s leisure present PEOPLE Now in addition to on PEOPLE Now Weekend.
“From our widespread ‘Women Changing the World’ franchise to the brand new #SeeHer Story video sequence, PEOPLE is dedicated to creating content material franchises and options that empower ladies,” stated Will Lee, Senior Vice President, Digital, Meredith Entertainment Group in a press launch. “We are delighted to partner with Katie Couric — a woman who broke the glass ceiling in broadcast news journalism — to celebrate these outstanding changemakers.”
Each week, the sequence will concentrate on a distinct extraordinary lady, starting with an episode on Dame Julie Andrews.
While her main breakout roles had been in The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins, Andrews’ profession was stuffed with a lot extra.
Andrews, 84, acquired her begin singing with her mother and father on the street. By age 13, she was singing in entrance of Queen Elizabeth, and by 20 she was enjoying Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady on Broadway.
Andrews, born Julia Elizabeth Wells, later served as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations International Fund for Women, which supported the development of girls in growing international locations and grew to become an early supporter of LGBTQ rights.
She additionally adopted two daughters from Vietnam, wrote two memoirs, performed a queen in The Princess Diaries and ultimately got here full circle when she was knighted by the precise Queen Elizabeth for her braveness and resilience.
Her monumental achievements proceed to be acknowledged on this week’s #SeeHer Story premiere, alongside with the tales of a number of different exceptional ladies within the episodes to return.
“#SeeHer Story celebrates the necessary contributions of daring ladies from the previous 100 years who’ve modified our nation ceaselessly,” stated Couric. “We hope recognizing them and telling their stories will not only give them their due but will also inspire the next generation of leaders.”
She added, “Together with Meredith and PEOPLE, I’m so excited to bring back the stories of women whose names you may know — and put those whose achievements are not as well-known — front and center so we can celebrate them as well.”