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Kit Coleman was the world’s first female war correspondent. She delivered ground-breaking coverage on the Spanish-American War and was the first president of the Canadian Women’s Press Club, an organization which offered support to further women’s journalism careers.
1856 - 1915 | Journalist and War Correspondent

Coleman’s tenacity and relentless pursuit of truth propelled her to the forefront of Canadian journalism. In 1899 she became the first accredited female war correspondent during the Boer War. She would also write for renowned newspapers like the Toronto Mail (which would grow to become The Globe and Mail) and the Toronto Star, writing regular columns that advocated for women’s rights and social justice.

Coleman’s groundbreaking achievements shattered barriers for women in the field of journalism and inspired future generations of female reporters.

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