The Brawny Woman Will Replace the Brawny Man for Women's History Month

Shaunacy Ferro
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In honor of Women’s History Month in March, the Brawny Man is again giving up his place on the paper towel roll. For the second year in a row, Brawny is celebrating inspiring women by adding a strong lady to its packaging and highlighting notable women on its #StrengthHasNoGender site. Welcome, Brawny Woman.

Because no one really needs an extra reminder that women are as capable as men of cleaning up tough messes around the house, Brawny’s contribution to Women’s History Month goes a little deeper than new paper towel packaging (which is only available at Walmart during the month of March).

The company has chosen to highlight a range of accomplished women in STEM fields: Vernice Armour, the first black female combat pilot in the U.S. military; Dr. Anna Kornbrot, the first woman to graduate from Columbia College and now an oral surgeon; Brittany Wenger, a college senior who taught herself to code and invented Cloud4Cancer, an artificial intelligence program for breast cancer detection; and Dr. Patty Lopez, a veteran computer scientist and advocate for minorities in STEM.

The four women share their stories in the videos below.