Nontraditional occupations
Women's history

Her Own Words

The DVDs in the Her Own Words® series on women's history and careers tell the stories of many women, ranging from pioneer women to women who are working right now in nontraditional careers such as construction, policing, welding, machining, and dentistry. Several DVDs celebrate the heritage of quilts, rosemaling, and pioneer women's diaries and memoirs. Produced by Jocelyn Riley, DVDs--as well as accompanying resource guides--are available from the HER OWN WORDS® catalog, PO BOX 5264, Madison, WI 53705-0264; phone 608-271-7083; fax 608-271-0209; email

Her Own Words® DVDs have won many national awards, including the Write Women Back into History award from the National Women's History project, the Barb Landers Memorial Award from the Association for Gender Equity Leadership in Education, a Selected Films and Videos for Young Adults award from the American Library Association, and a Gold Medal from the International Film and Video Festival of New York.

DVDs available from the Her Own Words® catalog are used all over the country as part of programs at career-counseling centers, libraries, museums, schools, and colleges; they are frequently used as part of career-exploration days and Women's History Month celebrations.

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To find out about DVDs on the following subjects, please follow these links:


Women in Nontraditional Careers (DVD)



American Indian Womenís Stories (DVD)

Norwegian-American Womenís Stories (DVD)

Frontier Stories (DVD)

Quilt Stories (DVD)

Artists & Writers (DVD)

Political History (DVD)

All DVDs in the Her Own Words® series are closed captioned (CC).

Women in Nontraditional Careers: An Introduction
The Art of Ethel Kvalheom