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.
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
Emily Dickinson 1830 - 1886 One of America’s greatest poets Emily Dickinson lived most of her life in seclusion. Her poems were published posthumously and received widespread literary praise for their bold and unconventional style. Her poetic style left a significant legacy on 20th Century poetry.
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."
Harriet Tubman. After escaping the clutches of slavery in 1849, Harriet rescued countless others from the same fate, operating the Underground Railroad. "I freed thousands of slaves, and could have freed thousands more, if they had known they were slaves." -Harriet Tubman