15 Historical Women They Should Have Taught You About In School - Wonderful and informative read! Great women of this world for sure and they should be figures we were schooled about, not just the men and their wars and ways.... BORING!
Maria Skłodowska-Curie or Marie Curie was a woman before her time. Born in 1867, in Poland, she was a genius in physics and in chemistry; she is the first woman ever to receive a Nobel Prize and the only woman in history to receive two Nobel Prizes. When she was a girl women were not allowed to study in Poland so she and her sister (who would become a doctor) went to France.
Female Math Pioneers: " Since Hypatia made her mark in ancient Alexandria, women have been changing the world with their contributions in mathematics. In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting highlight the contributions of nine of the ground breaking women who did their work despite some incredible obstacles."
Eleanor Roosevelt. One of the most outspoken and prominent First Ladies. Mrs. Roosevelt took a larger role in the politics of the presidency than First Ladies before her had. She was known for taking public stances on the rights of women and children and stood against racial discrimination. "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." -Eleanor Roosevelt
Virginia Woolf, author and feminist who threw light on the oppression of women in the early 20th century. She was very vocal about the patriarchal political and social hierarchies that demeaned and deprived women of what we have come to know as basic human and legal rights. Some of her works include: A Room of One's Own, To the Lighthouse, Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and more...
Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909-2012), OMRI, OMCA: lost her research job in 1938 and conducted underground research defying Nazi persecution. An Italian Nobel laureate, honored for her work in neurobiology. Awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly with colleague Stanley Cohen for the discovery of nerve growth factor. From 1969 to 1978 she was Director of the Institute of Cell Biology of the Italian National Council of Research, in Rome. Doctor, professor, and researcher. STEM