Photographs and brief biographies of the following 18 notable women of science: Mae Jemison, Chien-Shiung Wu, Margaret Mead, Hypatia of Alexanderia, Grace Murray Hopper, Maria Telkes, Helen Brooke Taussig, Ellen Ochoa, Rachel Carson, Florence Sabin, Maria Mitchell, Annie Jump Cannon, Barbara McClintock, Ellen Swallow Richards, Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, Jane Goodall, Marie Curie, and M. Goeppert-Mayer
Anna Maria Dengel was an Austrian physician, Religious Sister & missionary who founded Medical Mission Sisters. Working in India in the 1920s, Anna experienced firsthand the unnecessary sickness and death of Muslim women and children, whose customs isolated them from medical care administered by male physicians. She was convinced that a group of women health professionals, who dedicated their lives to God, could make a difference in helping women to have access to the health care they deserved.
Samira Ibrahim, plaintiff, takes action and fights for her rights as a woman. "After Egyptian soldiers detained her and subjected her and other female protesters to forced "virginity tests," the 25-year-old marketing manager refused to stay silent. She sued the military, and in December a civilian judge ruled the humiliating practice illegal." ow.ly/ampVG
Vandana Shiva (1952-) Indian environmental activist and anti-globalization author currently based in Delhi. She has authored more than 20 books including Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge (Between the Lines, 1997) and Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit (Between the Lines, 2002). She is one of the leaders and board members of the International Forum on Globalization and has fought tirelessly for changes in the practice and paradigms of agriculture and food.