Women Pioneers of Reston 

Women have shaped and influenced Reston in all aspects of life. In March 2018, The Reston Historic Trust & Museum hosted a free public program at RCC Lake Anne, which celebrated the women pioneers of Reston. We are continuing to acknowledge women who have influenced Reston's development between 1961-1975 and 1976 to the present on this webpage. Disclamer: the below is not intended to be a complete list of all of the women who have influenced Reston and all information provided is done to the best of our ability, please notify us if information can be updated concerning the women and their contributions. We hope you enjoy learning more about them. 

 

You can also learn about how early female residents of Reston felt about their new home in this video.

 

Add to our list of women pioneers of Reston by filling out the form at the bottom of this page and we will update the webpage.

Jane Wilhelm

Jane Wilhelm

Martha Pennino

Martha Pennino

Beverly Cosham

Beverly Cosham

Priscilla Ames

Priscilla Ames

Laura Thomas

Laura Thomas

Carol Lubin

Carol Lubin

Doris Briggs

Doris Briggs

Waterview Cluster

Waterview Cluster

Jane Wilhelm

Jane Wilhelm

Kohann Williams

Kohann Williams

Pat Macintyre

Pat Macintyre

Priscilla Ames

Priscilla Ames

Jane Wilhelm

Jane Wilhelm

Priscilla Ames

Priscilla Ames

 

Women Pioneers 1961-1975

Names listed in Alphabetical order

Click underlined names to learn more!

Business
Religion 
 

Women Pioneers 1976-Present

Names listed in Alphabetical order

Architecture
  • Karen Noel

Art/Music
Education
Media
Government
  • Pat Noboa Stanton

  • Judy Ushio

Community Development 
 
Real Estate
  •  Barbara Aaron

Religion 
  • Thelma Calbert

  • Rev. Joan Bell-Haynes

Sports

We will try to update this page on a monthly basis. We reserve the right to not add to this list if insufficient information is provided or if the information does not support this project. Names will only be placed under one category

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Jane Wilhelm

Jane Wilhelm with Robert E. Simon Jr. and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson. Jane Wilhelm served as the first Director of Community Services and The Reston Foundation.