founding mother (of something)

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founding mother (of something)

A woman who was instrumental in the creation or pioneering of something. The founding mother of what we now call child psychology, she believed that studying the patterns of children's thoughts and behaviors could provide insight into their motivations and determine how they develop into adults. The founding mother of the corporation is one of the few female billionaires in the world.
See also: found, mother
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Aethelflaed is the subject of his latest book and the talk is titled "The Lady of the Mercians: England's Founding Mother".
Additional investors include Brett Kaufman, CEO and Founder of the Kaufman Development Group, Annie Upper, Founding Mother of Amethyst, and one undisclosed startup founder.
Minofu promised that the panel, which included intersectionality's founding mother, Columbia/UCLA law professor Kimberle Crenshaw, would "cut through the noise," and analyze what intersectionality is and isn't.
The creative center, 1915-26, traces the beginnings of the sisters' community, with Mother Boniface Keasey as founding mother general; the founding of the Cenacle Bethlehem at Holy Trinity, Alabama; the building of the sisters' motherhouse there; and expansion into Puerto Rico.
From "Your Park Stories" to "Cosmic Vibes Abound" to "Founding Mother"--all were superb articles.
A discussion of pluralism, references to the founding fathers, and a definition of e pluribus unum seem a little outdated, but they are appended with the inspiring suggestion that if a political viewpoint is not represented in a current organization, a person can start his or her own party: "You are now a Founding Father or Founding Mother."
Students around the globe have caught fire about experiential education, cultural studies, and public service through participation in one of the more than thirty Honors Semesters she has organized, and faculty have honed their teaching skills in more than twenty-five Faculty Institutes Any member of NCHC during the last three decades knows Bernice as the founding mother and annual organizer of City as Text[TM].
"We made a pact with each other, that if we were sick, we'd tell our 'health buddy,' " says Anita Engiles, 68, another "founding mother."
Founding Mother and volunteer therapy coordinator Lisa Crilly works directly with Program Director Leslie Flores to provide weekly OT, PT and Speech therapy consultants who observe each student and work with the staff on maximizing their skills.
She was the founding Mother and First Lady of the Penguin Ski Club in Lincoln, N.H., for five years.
In 1965, four years before the Stonewall riots in New York, Kameny and 25 other activists, including Barbara Gittings, considered the ''Founding Mother'' of the gay civil rights movement, picketed the White House.
Gwinn, WILPF member and creator of www.j1325.org, has written a colorful new biography of WILPF founding mother Emily Greene Balch.
And it is about the only place on the Web to find excited and educated love expressed for the novels of libertarian founding mother Isabel Paterson.
When Carr retired from the university in 2003, David Tracy of the Divinity School called her a founding mother of Christian feminist theology.
I knew Barbara Gittings during the early 1960s ["Losing a Founding Mother," March 27].