Temple Grandin (1947-) American professor, doctor of animal science and author, known for her work in autism advocacy and as the inventor of the 'squeeze machine'. Grandon was listed in the 2010 Time list among the 100 most influential people in the world.
Catherine Hamlin- Australian OBGYN famous for her work with poor, abandoned Ethiopian women suffering from a devastating childbirth injury, obstetric fistula, which often results in stillbirth & is catastrophic for women, rendering them incontinent. These women are young, poor & abandoned. She co-founded the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital with her late husband & pioneered a surgical technique over 40 yrs ago that is still used today. Over 35k patients have benefited from her care which is…
Rita Levi-Montalcini | The Economist Defied her father by going to University Despite losing her job due to being an Italian Jew, continued her research using her bedroom as a laboratory Lived underground during Germany's 1943 Invasion of italy Discovered Nerve Growth FActor Awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine Lived and worked in science and politics beyond the age of 100 1909-2012
Rachel Carson. This woman is an ecological hero. Her book, Silent Spring, is a classic about the dangers and persistant use of pesticides and the health and ecological dangers they can cause. Her book led to policies to protect the public. She also worked for cleaning up our oceans, saving wild places, and protecting species.
Lisa Randall, theoretical physicist and world leading expert on particle physics and cosmology. Works on several models of string theory in the quest to explain the fabric of the universe. Named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the section for "Scientists & Thinkers."