Mary Anning is now known as a pioneer in fossil collecting and discovery; setting the course for British paleontology as we know it today.
Leila Denmark practiced medicine for over 70 years, saving hundreds of children’s lives. Her greatest accomplishment was a vaccine for whooping cough.
Who was the world’s first female president? This amazing woman was a pioneer who was also the first single woman to adopt a child solo.
Mary Ann Shadd Cary was a teacher, publisher, lawyer, and civil rights activist who published a weekly newspaper called The Provincial Freeman.
Gertrude B. Elion was a Nobel Prize winning biochemist who developed the first immunosuppressive drug and the first successful antiviral drug.
Augusta Ada King, known as Ada Lovelace, was a brilliant mathematician, exceptional writer, and one of the world’s earliest computer programmers.
Through her research work, biologists Stevens discovered that chromosomes are responsible for the sex of humans and every other living organism.
Hypatia of Alexandria was a renowned mathematician, female philosopher and astronomer who became an academic at the University of Alexandria.
Fannie Lou Hamer was a powerful public speaker who fought tirelessly for the rights of African Americans to vote safely, despite the danger to her life.
Ida Bell Wells-Barnett, better known as Ida B. Wells, was an African American writer and activist famous for her work campaigning against lynching in the South.