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In 1930, when women weren’t allowed to vote, Prudencia Ayala (1885-1936), of indigenous heritage, ran for president of El Salvador, making her the 1st woman in Latin America to do so. She ran on women’s rights, suffrage, recognition of illegitimate children, public corruption, support of labor unions, & freedom of religion. The Supreme Court of El Salvador declared her campaign unconstitutional & denied her the right to run. In 1950 women were finally allowed to vote in El Salvador.

In 1930, when women weren’t allowed to vote, Prudencia Ayala (1885-1936), of indigenous heritage, ran for president of El Salvador, making her the 1st woman in Latin America to do so. She ran on women’s rights, suffrage, recognition of illegitimate children, public corruption, support of labor unions, & freedom of religion. The Supreme Court of El Salvador declared her campaign unconstitutional & denied her the right to run. In 1950 women were finally allowed to vote in El Salvador.

Gerty Theresa Cori (née Radnitz; August 15, 1896 – October 26, 1957) was an American biochemist who became the third woman—and first American woman—to win a Nobel Prize in science, and the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Gerty Theresa Cori (née Radnitz; August 15, 1896 – October 26, 1957) was an American biochemist who became the third woman—and first American woman—to win a Nobel Prize in science, and the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

One of the most inspiring people on the planet. Wishing you a swift recovery Mr. Mandela.  Nelson Mandela by Yousuf Karsh

One of the most inspiring people on the planet. Wishing you a swift recovery Mr. Mandela. Nelson Mandela by Yousuf Karsh

Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for President of the United States (and who had great taste in hats). Her running mate, interestingly enough, was Frederick Douglass, the first African-American to run for Vice President.

Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for President of the United States (and who had great taste in hats). Her running mate, interestingly enough, was Frederick Douglass, the first African-American to run for Vice President.

Arabica coffee picking process ,  El Salvador Circa 1880, probable location Sonsonate, Izalco

Arabica coffee picking process , El Salvador Circa 1880, probable location Sonsonate, Izalco

Staff Sergeant Adelbert WaldronWaldron held the record for most confirmed kills by an American sniper (109 kills) until 2011 when he was replaced by Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (160 kills).

Staff Sergeant Adelbert WaldronWaldron held the record for most confirmed kills by an American sniper (109 kills) until 2011 when he was replaced by Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (160 kills).

"What we have to give our children are values, not so much material, [but] a social conscience. You have to involve them at a very young age so they grow up knowing that this is something they can do." -Dolores Huerta, labor leader, civil rights activist, and early member of the National Farmworkers association. #WomenWhoInspire

"What we have to give our children are values, not so much material, [but] a social conscience. You have to involve them at a very young age so they grow up knowing that this is something they can do." -Dolores Huerta, labor leader, civil rights activist, and early member of the National Farmworkers association. #WomenWhoInspire

Kate Sheppard fue el miembro más prominente del sufragio femenino de Nueva Zelanda (el movimiento para permitir que las mujeres voten en Nueva Zelanda), y es la más famosa sufragista del país. Ella también aparece en la NZ nota de diez dólares. Debido a que Nueva Zelanda fue el primer país en introducir el sufragio universal, la obra de Sheppard tuvo un impacto considerable en los movimientos de sufragio de las mujeres en otros países.

Kate Sheppard fue el miembro más prominente del sufragio femenino de Nueva Zelanda (el movimiento para permitir que las mujeres voten en Nueva Zelanda), y es la más famosa sufragista del país. Ella también aparece en la NZ nota de diez dólares. Debido a que Nueva Zelanda fue el primer país en introducir el sufragio universal, la obra de Sheppard tuvo un impacto considerable en los movimientos de sufragio de las mujeres en otros países.

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