Victoria Woodhull- First female wallstreet broker. Made millions and became an activist. Campaigned for "free love." Defined it as a woman's right to marry for love, divorce if she was abused, and choose her partner. She was ostracized and even jailed for this thinking. Born: September 23, 1838, Homer Died: June 9, 1927, Bredon.
Helen “Nellie” Taft - William Howard Taft’s wife was the FIRST first lady to own and drive a car, to ride in her husband’s inaugural parade, to support women's suffrage, to publish her memoirs, and to successfully lobby for safety standards in federal workplaces
Emmy Noether (1882-1935) She devised a mathematical principle, called Noether's theorem, which became a foundation stone of quantum physics. Her calculations helped Einstein formulate his general theory of relativity. "It is really through her that I have become competent in the subject," he admitted.
Fay Kellogg (1871–1918) was an American architect and suffragette who helped to open the field of architecture to women who followed. She was described in her own time as “the foremost woman architect in the United States”, and known for staying on the job site “until the last brick is laid and the last nail is driven.”
Meet Hawa Abdi. A woman who has never raised her fist in anger against another human being, but also one who could perform three C-sections on dirt-poor women, wash her hands, then go straight outside, stare down an army of gun-toting hardcore fanatical Somali militiamen, and with four words send them running for their lives on a light-speed rainbow of shame and self-loathing without even blinking. A woman once appropriately described once as “one part Mother Teresa, one part Rambo.”
Honoring women for Women's History Month: Dr. Hawa Abdi with her daughters Amina and Deqa. These amazing women have provided food, shelter, and medical care to over 90,000 refugees who have fled the fighting in Mogadishu, Somalia, as well as essential training and education for nurses and midwives. They are saving lives every day, reducing maternal mortality by providing a clean environment for deliveries, and educating women & their children through a school & a women’s center they've created.