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Susan Solomon  1956-  
ATMOSPHERIC SCIENTIST  A senior scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, she helped determine what caused the hole in the ozone layer. Her work led to the global ban on chemicals like the propellants in old-style aerosol cans.

125 Most Influential Women

SCIENTIST A senior scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, she helped determine what caused the hole in the ozone layer. Her work led to the global ban on chemicals like the propellants in old-style aerosol cans.

Portrait of artist Rosa Bonheur, from an album of 19th c. cartes de visite of famous artists in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery Library. Bonheur was an animaliste, a painter and sculptor of animals, and one of the 19th century’s most famous women artists.  She also received special permission from the police to wear trousers (!) in public to facilitate her study of animals.

Portrait of artist Rosa Bonheur, from an album of 19th c. cartes de visite of famous artists in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery Library. Bonheur was an animaliste, a painter and sculptor of animals, and one of the 19th century’s most famous women artists. She also received special permission from the police to wear trousers (!) in public to facilitate her study of animals.

Anita Roberts was born on April 3, 1942, in Pennsylvania, and in 1968, received her doctorate in biochemistry from University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She is credited for her incredible work in exploring the hidden characteristics of a protein, TGF – beta, which plays a significant role in healing wounds and bone fractures.  She significantly contributed in the growth of Laboratory of Cell Regulation and Carcinogenesis (LCRC) at National Cancer Institute.

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Anita B. Roberts (April 1942 – May was a molecular biologist who made pioneering observations of a protein, TGF-β, that is critical in healing wounds and bone fractures and that has a dual role in blocking or stimulating cancers.

America's first ordained woman rabbi, 1972. (The first woman minister of a recognized denomination was Congregationalist Antoinette Blackwell, ordained c. 1851.)  - GoodHousekeeping.com

125 Most Influential Women

Sally Priesand America's first ordained woman rabbi, (The first woman minister of a recognized denomination was Congregationalist Antoinette Blackwell, ordained c.

1820 - 1906 SUFFRAGIST AND ABOLITIONIST The cofounder of the National Woman Suffrage Association with Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902), she championed equal rights for women. She didn't live to see the passage of the 19th Amendment, giving women the vote.  - GoodHousekeeping.com

125 Most Influential Women

Anthony 1820 - 1906 SUFFRAGIST AND ABOLITIONIST The cofounder of the National Woman Suffrage Association with Elizabeth Cady Stanton she championed equal rights for women. She didnt live to see the passage of the Amendment, giving women the vote.

On This Day 1904:  Mary McLeod Bethune opens her first school for African-American students in Daytona Beach, Florida. The school eventually became Bethune-Cookman University and Bethune went on to become an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Educator and civil rights leader Mary McLeod Bethune was in She founded the Daytona Educational and Industrial Training School, a private school for African-American girls in Daytona Beach, Florida in The school later grew into Bethune-Cookman University.

The Worlds Most Powerful Women 2013 - Forbes - Top politicians and CEOs, activist billionaires and celebrities who matter.  This year the list features 9 heads of state, 24 corporate CEOs,  16 of the women here founded their own companies, 14 billionaires, and 15 newcomers.  40%  of the women on the list are “female firsts,” such as African head of state (Liberia’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf),

The World's Most Powerful Women 2013

The Worlds Most Powerful Women 2013 - Forbes - Top politicians and CEOs, activist billionaires and celebrities who matter. This year the list features 9 heads of state, 24 corporate CEOs, 16 of the women here founded their own companies, 14 billionaires, and 15 newcomers. 40% of the women on the list are “female firsts,” such as African head of state (Liberia’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf),

1929- FOUNDER, CHILDREN'S TELEVISION WORKSHOP Since Sesame Street first went on the air in 1969, millions of preschoolers around the world have learned how to learn from Elmo, Big Bird

125 Most Influential Women

Eunice Cofie is an inventor, biologist and former Miss Black Florida USA. She's also CEO of her own company. Aspiring entrepreneurs will want to watch this video, part of the "It's Your Business — Run It!" series from Girl Scouts of the USA.

Eunice Cofie is an inventor, biologists and former Miss Black Florida USA. She's also CEO of her own company. Aspiring entrepreneurs will want to watch this video, part of the "It's Your Business — Run It!" series from Girl Scouts of the USA.

Shirley Chisholm  1924 - 2005  
CONGRESSWOMAN    The first black woman elected to Congress (from New York), and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination in primaries.

125 Most Influential Women

Shirley Chisholm 1924 - 2005 CONGRESSWOMAN The first black woman elected to Congress (from New York), and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination in primaries.

Muriel Siebert--The first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, Muriel Siebert has rightly earned her title as The First Lady of Wall Street. A groundbreaking female figure in Finance, Siebert was a dedicated advocate for women and minorities in industry and worked tirelessly to promote financial literacy for all. Despite never graduating from university, Siebert worked her way up the ranks not only to break into what was a spectacularly male dominated workplace, but to…

Muriel 'Mickie' Siebert, the first woman member of the New York Stock Exchange, founder Muriel Siebert & Co.

Isobel Bennett (b. 9 July 1909) was one of Australia's best-known marine biologists. She assisted William John Dakin with research for his final book, Australian Seashores. Following his death in 1950, she saw the book through to publication and continued to revise it until 1992. She wrote nine other books, and was one of the first women to go south with the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions.

Isobel Bennett (b. 9 July 1909) was one of Australia's best-known marine biologists. She assisted William John Dakin with research for his final book, Australian Seashores. Following his death in 1950, she saw the book through to publication and continued to revise it until 1992. She wrote nine other books, and was one of the first women to go south with the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions.

Claudette Colvin: b. 1939; Claudette Colvin is a pioneer of the African-American civil rights movement. In 1955, she was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the better known Rosa Parks incident by nine months. Montgomery's black leaders did not publicize Colvin's effort for long because she was a teenager and became an unmarried mother. Given the social norms of the time, the NAACP leaders worried about using her to represent their…

Before Rosa Parks, There Was Claudette Colvin

Claudette Colvin: b. Claudette Colvin is a pioneer of the African-American civil rights movement. In she was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the better known Rosa Parks incident by nine

Condelezza Rice ~ A remarkable woman who performed a most difficult job in the face of adversity and criticism and  always did it with grace and style.

Condoleezza Rice: Told 2000 Republican Nat'l Convention, "My father joined our party because the Democrats in Jim Crow Alabama of 1952 would not register him to vote. The Republicans did.

Isadora Duncan - 1877 - 1927  
DANCER  - The mother of modern dance chafed under what she saw as the rigid restrictions of classical forms and replaced them with free, expansive, expressive movement. She influenced a generation of dancers — and loosened us all up.

125 Most Influential Women

Isadora Duncan The mother of modern dance chafed under what she saw as the rigid restrictions of classical forms and replaced them with free, expansive, expressive movement. She influenced a generation of dancers — and loosened us all up.

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