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.
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.
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.
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),
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.
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. 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
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.