For The Book (v.2)

It's a long story. One for my daughter. Most of these are intended to be more placeholders for "do more research and write some stuff about this woman/these women/these sorts of women" rather than pointers to specific sources. The first edition left out too much. So now I'm collecting names and faces for a second volume!
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Patti McGee - first female professional skateboarder. McGee was the 1965 Woman's first National Skateboard Champion in Santa Monica.

Patti McGee was the 1965 Woman’s first National Skateboard Champion, Santa Monica.there ya go girls McGee was also the first female pro skateboarder.

Shirley Chisholm:  First African American woman elected to Congress, first major-party black candidate for President, first female Democratic candidate for President

Shirley Chisholm- she became the first African-American woman elected to Congress. On January she became the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination.

10 Female Revolutionaries That You Probably Didn't Learn About In History class

10 intriguing female revolutionaries that you didn’t learn about in history class --Are you kidding, we didn't even learn about the Irish or Mexican Revolutions, much less the role a woman played in them.

Elif Bilgin:  Google Science Fair Science in Action and Voter's Choice winner for her project exploring a method for making plastic from banana peels

Sixteen-year-old Elif Bilgin spent two years developing a bioplastic from banana peels. She hopes the non-decaying plastic will help replace the need for.

Kathrine Switzer:  First woman to run the Boston Marathon as a registered participant (even though women were not allowed yet).  See also Bobbi Gibb, who ran and finished the year before but was not registered.

Kathrine Switzer at the 2011 Berlin Marathon Expo first woman in the Boston Marathon

Nakano Takeko.  Led an ad hoc corps of women during the Battle of Aizu.

Nakano Takeko 1847 - 1868 was a Japanese female warrior of the Aizu domain, who fought and died during the Boshin War.

Maya Lin--Designer of the Vietnam War memorial in DC

Maya Lin artist/designer of the Viet Nam War Memorial.showed those old men what a memorial should look like

What Girls Are Good For: 20-Year-Old Nellie Bly’s 1885 Response to a Patronizing Chauvinist | Brain Pickings

What Girls Are Good For: 20-Year-Old Nellie Bly’s 1885 Response to a Patronizing Chauvinist

What Girls Are Good For: Nellie Bly’s 1885 Response to a Patronizing Chauvinist – Brain Pickings

Zhang Xin--from poor immigrant's daughter to billionaire business magnate

Zhang Xin (born is a Chinese business magnate. Presently, she is the CEO of SOHO China, the largest commercial real estate developer in Beijing, and as of September the chairwoman of Teach For China Board of Directors.

Panmela Castro-Anarkia: b. 1981; Panmela Castro-Anarkia is a Brazilian graffiti artist. Known by her graffiti name, Anarkia, she uses her work to draw attention to gender-based violence, teach women about their rights, and form a consciousness about women’s worth. Panmela formed Rede Nami, a network of female artists that addresses gender inequality through public art and workshops in Rio. Today, Panmela travels to share her painting in cities across the globe.

Panmela Castro~ the latest FlutuArte artist Pamela Castro is a Brazilian artist, activist, teacher, leader, and feminist and the latest addition to the FlutuArte project. Known widely by her street.

Roberta Williams: Co-creator of the first graphical adventure game and co-founder of Sierra On-Line

Roberta Williams: Co-creator of the first graphical adventure game and co-founder of Sierra On-Line

Wangari Maathai:  Founder of the Green Belt Movement, organizing women in rural Kenya to plant trees & giving them valuable training & education

Wangari Maathai: Founder of the Green Belt Movement, organizing women in rural Kenya to plant trees & giving them valuable training & education

Irmã Dulce Pontes -- Brazilian nun, the "Angel of Alagados", founded one of the oldest philanthropic organizations in Brazil

Irmã Dulce Pontes-please pray for her canonization

Ruby Bridges (Hall):  The first black child to attend an all-white school in the South at the beginning of school integration.

Ruby Nell Bridges Hall (born September is an American activist known for being the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in the South. She attended William Frantz Elementary School.

Patricia Mawuli grew up in a mud shack in Ghana's bush country. Now, she's the country's first civilian pilot.  (Several other women in aviation from all over the world also highlighted.)

Women with wings: Female pilots making history

Patricia Mawuli at 28 years old, is Ghana’s First Female civilian pilot and the First Woman in West Africa certified to build and maintain rotax engines. on Remarkable Moments for Women & Girls in 2014

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