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Awesome Women of All Time (Little fact Book) 1.0

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Awesome Women of All Time

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p<>{color:#000;}. Kh’an

Dedicated to My Beloved Parents and extended family.

Introduction

Awesome women are ones who achieved great, had influenced us all and still does. Their careers, accomplishments and contributions made difference in others life and world history. This compilation of women is the ones who are awesome women of all time. You may have your own favorite list of awesome and great women and may not coincide with this collection of personalities. There is no raking the individuals in this compendium.

Purpose of the book is to provide brief facts about awesome women and to stimulate reader’s curiosity about these awesome women, and to encourage readers to make a difference in their life and others.

Table of Contain

Awesome Women of All Time ……………Page 5 to 107.

Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson

Born August 26, 1918 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Katherine Johnson cited as a pioneering example of African-American women in Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Physicist and mathematician.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Katherine Johnson received the Presidential Medal of Freedom – 2015 and other seventeen awards.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Katherine Johnson Calculating the trajectories for many NASA missions.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Katherine Johnson also credited for many calculations for plans for a mission to Mars.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Katherine Johnson co-authored 26 scientific papers.

Samantha Power

Born 1970 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Politician, Author, journalist, and Educator.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Samantha is United States Ambassador to the United nations (2013-2017).

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p<>{color:#000;}. She earned her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Harvard Law School in 1999.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Samantha served as the Founding Executive Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Recipient of Pulitzer Prize in 2003.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Samantha author many books, including, Breakdown in the Balkans and Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World.

Angela Merkel

Born 1954 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Politician, and Chemist

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p<>{color:#000;}. Angela is Chancellor of Germany (2005 – Present).

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p<>{color:#000;}. She earned her PhD from University of Leipzing, Germany in 1978.

Janet Yellen

Born 1947 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Economist, Banker and Professor.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Janet, Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve System (U.S), (2010-Present)

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p<>{color:#000;}. Janet earned her degree in economics from brown University, in 1967; and a PhD degree from Yale University in Economics in 1971.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Janet worked as was an assistant professor at Harvard in 1971–76 and also taught at Harvard University.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She served as an economist with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in 1977–78.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Janet served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. (U.S.) from 2004 to 2010.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Janet received the Adam Smith Award from the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), in 2010.

Marissa Mayer

Born 1975 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Information Technology Professional and business person.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Marissa earned her B.S in Symbolic system and M.S in computer Science from Stanford University (U.S).

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p<>{color:#000;}. Marissa is President and CEO of Yahoo!, since 2012.

Christine Lagarde

Born 1956

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p<>{color:#000;}. Politician, and Lawyer

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p<>{color:#000;}. Christine is managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) since 2001.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She earned her Master’s degree in English, labor law, and social law from Paris West University Nanterre La Defense.

Dorothy Johnson Vaughan

September 20, 1910 – November 10, 2008

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p<>{color:#000;}. Dorothy Vaughan was an African American mathematician and human computer who worked for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), and NASA

(National Aeronautics and Space Administration).

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p<>{color:#000;}. Engineer.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She headed the programming section of the Analysis and Computation Division (ACD) at Langley.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Dorothy Vaughan was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, an African-American sorority.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Alma mater: Wilberforce University, 1929

Moon Geun Young

Born 1987

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p<>{color:#000;}. Actress, Model and Television personality

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p<>{color:#000;}. Philanthropist

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p<>{color:#000;}. In South Korea she is aaffectionately called “the nation’s little sister,”

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p<>{color:#000;}. the youngest recipient of a Grand Prize (“Daesang”)

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p<>{color:#000;}. She won or has been nominated for many awards. Awards she won including Best Actress at the 2008 Grimae Awards (presented by the Korean Broadcasting Directors Association

Oprah Winfrey

Born 1954 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Television personality, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, and Actress.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Oprah was host of multi-awarded and nationally syndicated show Oprah Winfrey show.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Oprah has founded, co-founded and sponsor many charities around the world. She had given more than hundreds of scholarships to Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, U.S.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She has received many awards including first Bob Hope Humanitarian Award.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Oprah donated more than $11 million to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Oprah is Chairwoman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Creative Officer of The Oprah Winfrey Network.

Ginni Rometty

Born 1957 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Business and Engineer.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Ginni is Chairwoman and CEO of IBM.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She is first woman to head IBM (company).

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p<>{color:#000;}. Ginni earned her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University (U.S) in 1979.

Zaha Hadid

1950 CE – 2016 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Architect, Teacher and Eentrepreneur.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Zaha was the first woman to win the Pritzker Prize for Architecture

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p<>{color:#000;}. Zaha has taught at many prestigious universities around the world, including at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She has more than 23 outstanding completed projects and about 12 ongoing projects around the world.

Ellen J. Sirleaf

Born 1938 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Politician and Humanitarian.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Ellen is first elected black woman President and Africa’s first elected woman head of state.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Recipient of Nobel Peace Prize (shared) in 2011.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She earned Master of Public Administration degree from Harvard University (U.S).

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p<>{color:#000;}. Ellen is President of Liberia since 2006.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Ellen is Laureate of the Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger, The Hunger Project and recipient Ralph Bunche International Leadership Award and many more.

Barbara Walters

Born 1929 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Journalist, Author and Television Personality.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Barbara has interview many world leaders including: Menachem Begin, Vladimir Putin, Fidel Castro and Jiang Zemin.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Barbara is highest paid television news host.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Barbara created and co-produced talk show The View.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Barbara is recipient of more than 23 awards.

Lubna Khalid Al Qasimi

Born 1962 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Entrepreneur, Engineer, Politician, Economist and CEO.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Lubna is the United Arab Emirates’ Minister for Economy & Planning.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tejari, the Middle East’s premier electronic business-to-business marketplace.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She sits on various boards at organizations

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p<>{color:#000;}. Lubna is recipient of many awards including: Business.Com Personal Contribution Award in 2001,Datamatix Outstanding Contribution in 2002 and Great Britain’s House of Lords: Entrepreneurship Award 2004.

Melinda Gates

Born 1964 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Philanthropist, Information Technology Product developer.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Melinda co-founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Melinda has Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MBA from Duke University, and Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Duke University.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Melinda was awarded with her husband the Jefferson Awards for Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantage.

Tawakkol Karman

Born 1979 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Politician, Journalist, and Activist.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Recipient of Nobel Peace Prize (shared) in 2011

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p<>{color:#000;}. Tawakkol is youngest person to received Nobel Peace Prize.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Tawakkol Karman co-founded the human rights group Women Journalists without chains (WJWC).

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p<>{color:#000;}. She is also member of the Yemeni Journalists’ Syndicate.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Tawakkol was selected as the first place of the Foreign Policy top 100 global thinkers of 2011.

Laura Bush

Born 1946 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. First lady of U.S (2001-2009), Librarian, Teacher, and Author.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Laura earned her Master’s degree in Library Science at the University of Texas at Austin. TX. U.S.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She serves in the honorary position of ambassador for The Heart Truth, organization awareness about Heart disease in women.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Laura is an advocate for HIV/AIDS and malaria awareness, worldwide.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She created the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries “to support the education of our nation’s children.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Laura is on the board of Selectors of Jefferson Awards for Public Service.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She is recipient of many awards including Kuwait-American-foundation in 2006.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Laura released her memoir, Spoken from the Heart in 2010.

Shirin Ebadi

Born 1947 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Lawyer, Judge, Human Rights activist, Author and Teacher.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Recipient of Nobel Peace Prize in 2003.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Shirin founded Defenders of Human Rights Center in Iran.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She taught Human Rights training courses at Tehran University, Iran.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Shirin founded Support of Children’s Right in 1995.

Julia Child

1912 CE – 2004 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Chef, Journalist, Author and Television personality.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Julia collaborated on cookbook called Mastering the Art of French Cooking, a best seller for 5 years straight after its publication.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Julia became a television icon for her cooking show The French Chef, premier in 1962.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Julia wrote many books, including Cooking with Master Chefs and My Life in France, with Alex Prud’homme.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Julia’s TV Kitchen set is now displayed at the National Museum of American History in Washington D.C (U.S).

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p<>{color:#000;}. Julia received many awards and recognitions, including: Peabody Award for Personal Award for The French Chef and U.S. National Book Awards for Current Interest (hardcover) for Julia Child and More Company.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Julia died in 2004.

Neelam Chaturvedi

Born 1960 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Politician, Human Rights Activist.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Neelam is Women, Low caste population of India, Child labor Human Rights Activist.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She is co-founder of National alliance of Women’s Organizations (NAWO).

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p<>{color:#000;}. Neelam is co-founder of Mahila Manch, Sakhi Kendra in India.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She formed “Forum against Rape and Dowry”.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Neelam is member of the Women Power Connect (WPC) and South Asian For Human Rights(SAHR).

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p<>{color:#000;}. She has been guest speaker at Violence against Women (U.N) and Amnesty International U.S. and in Canada.

Selena Gomez

Born 1992 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Actress, Singer, Musician, Fashion designer

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p<>{color:#000;}. Selena is Top 10 hit on the billboard Hot 100 chat singer and she one of artist who are on Billboard Social 50 number-one artists in 2011, also has a certified double platinum by the RIAA singer

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p<>{color:#000;}. Selena is philanthropic activists, she is involved in many charity work and various environmental and social causes, around the world.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Selena was named spokesperson for UNICEF’s Trick-or-Treat campaign, twice and In March 2011, Selena participated in the UNICEF Tap projects Celebrity Tap Pack.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She participated in St. Judes’s Children Hospital “Runway for Life” benefit in 2008.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Selena was named ambassador to the Ryan scarcest Foundation, in 2012.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Selena acted or gave appearances in over 16 movies and over 10 television shows.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She won or has been nominated for many awards. Awards she won including 2010 Best International TV Show and Social Star Awards in 2013.

Ellen Johnson

Born 1955 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Human Rights Activist.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Ellen is activist for civil rights of Atheists.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She advocate for the Separation of Church and State in U.S.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Ellen founded the Godless Americans Political Action Committee (GANPAC).

Ada Yonath

Born 1939 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Scientist, Biochemist and Activist.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Recipients of Nobel Prize in 2009 for Chemistry.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Ada earned her PhD, in X-Ray crystallography from Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel in 1968.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She is recipient of many rewards and recognitions including: National Academy of Sciences 2003, Israel Prize 2002, and European Crystallographic Association Max Perutz Prize 2000.

Rachael Ray

Born 1968 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Chef, Television personality, Author, Business person and Journalist.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Rachael developed her signature concept of “30 Minute Meals”.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She is author of over 20 Cookbooks.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Rachael host syndicated daily talk show program Rachael, and Hosted many cook shows on television.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She founded Rachael’s Rescue, a charity to help at-risk animals.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Rachael has won 3 Daytime Emmy Awards and nominated more than 7 times for Daytime Emmy Awards.

Rigoberta Menchu

Born 1959 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Human Rights Activist, Politician.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Recipient of Nobel Peace Prize in 1992

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p<>{color:#000;}. Rigoberta is a leading voice for the rights of Indigenous people the Western hemisphere.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Rigoberta is Goodwill Ambassador for UNESCO.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She ran for President of Guatemala, twice.

Joan Ganz Cooney

Born 1929 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Television Producer

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p<>{color:#000;}. Joan is a pioneer in Children’s television programming.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She is founder of Children’s Television Workshop (CTW), its first television series was Sesame Street.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Joan is recipient of many awards.

Madonna

Born 1958 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Singer, Entertainer, and Actress.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Madonna is one the most recognized pop music artist in the world.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Madonna had 21 Top 10 hints in the U.S and sold over 70 million albums internationally.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Guinness World Records recognize her as the best-selling female recording artist of all time.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Madonna is first woman to sell over 275 million records worldwide. And her Album The Immaculate Collection has record of over 20 million sold.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She won Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Evita in 1996 with many other Awards.

Patricia Bath

Born 1942 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Ophthalmologist, Inventor and Teacher.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Patricia invented the Laserphaco probe for cataract treatment in 1986. She holds four patents for medical in U.S and in other countries.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She holds a patent for a she devised for sing Ultrasound technology to treat cataracts.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Patricia is co-founded the American Institute for the Prevention of Blindness. Which establish that “Eyesight is a Basic Human Right”

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p<>{color:#000;}. She is one of the co-founders of the King-Drew medical Center ophthalmology training program.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She taught at department of Ophthalmology at Howard University’s School of Medicine (Washing D.C, U.S) as professor and as a professor of Telemedicine and Ophthalmology at St. Georges University, Grenada, West Indies.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She was first female faculty member in the Department of Ophthalmology at UCLA’s (U.S) Jules Stein Eye Institute.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She was head of a residency in her field at Charles R. Drew, the first woman ever to head such a department in 1993.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Patricia is a graduate with honors from Howard Washing D.C. U.S

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p<>{color:#000;}. Howard University declared her a “Howard University Pioneer in Academic Medicine” in 1993.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Patricia was named a “Howard University Pioneer in Academic Medicine” in 1993.

Junko Tabei

Born 1939 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Junko is the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Junko is first woman to complete the Seven Summits of the world.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Junko has climbed Swiss Matterhorn in Swiss Alps and Mount Fuji in Japan, among others.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Junko is Graduate of Showa Women’s University, Japan.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She is the director of Himalayan Adventure Trust of Japan.

Tegla Laroupe

Born 1973 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Athlete, Peace Activist, Educator.

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p<>{color:#000;}. First African woman to win New York City (U.S) Marathon, and she has won many marathons around the world including: London (U.K), Hong Kong, Berlin (Germany).

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p<>{color:#000;}. Tegla is an international Sports Ambassador for UNICEF and IAAF.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Tegla creadter an annual series of peace marathons, which is sponsored by her foundation “Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation”.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She founded Tegla Peace academy (school) and orphanage.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Tegla was awarded the “Community hero” in 2007 by Kenyan Sport personality of the Year awards.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Tegla was an active in Darfur peace efforts, and she was named the Oxfam Ambassador of Sport and Peace to Darfur.

Erna Schneider Hoover

Born 1926 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Mathematician

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p<>{color:#000;}. Erna Invented computerized telephone switching method.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She holds one the first patents for Computer Software.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Erna was indicated into National Inventors Hall of Fame (U.S) and she received the Wellesley College alumni achievement award.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Erna earned her PhD from Yale university (U.S) in Philosophy and foundations of Mathematics in 1951

Noor Jahan

1926 – 2000

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p<>{color:#000;}. Actress, Singer, Film Producer

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p<>{color:#000;}. Genres: Movie Music, Ghazal, Classical music.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She sang in Urdu, Farsi, Hindi, Panjabi, Sindhi and many other languages

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p<>{color:#000;}. Philanthropist

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p<>{color:#000;}. Jahan was awarded the Pakistan President’s Award in 1965 acting and Music

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p<>{color:#000;}. Her career started as child singer and then acting in silent movies and she successfully transfer into talkies.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She is also considered to be the first female Pakistani film director

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p<>{color:#000;}. Her career span over from 1930 to 1996

Diana Ross

Born 1944

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p<>{color:#000;}. Singer, actress and entertainer

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p<>{color:#000;}. She is on Guinness Book of World records for most successful female Singer of all time since 1993.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Diana was awarded Image Award by NAACP in U.S.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Diana has won many respected awards and nominations Included Academy, Emmy award.

Betty Williams

Born: 1943 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Activist.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Betty is co-recipient of Nobel Peace prize (Shared with Mairead Corrigan) in 1976.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Co-founder of Community of Peace People, an organization dedicated to promoting a peaceful resolution to political issues in Northern Ireland.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She heads the Global Children’s Foundation and is the President of the World Centre of Compassion for Children International.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She Chair of Institute for Asian Democracy in Washington D.C

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p<>{color:#000;}. Betty co-founded of Nobel Women’s Initiative with other Nobel Peace Laureates to work as united effort for peace with justice and equality.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Betty has received many awards including: Martin Luther king, JR award, and Frank Foundation Child Care international Oliver Award.

Wangari Maathai

1940 CE – 2011 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Environmental, Political Activist, Teacher.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Wangari is Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Wangari founded the Green Belt Movement, organization focused on the planting of trees.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She was awarded the Right Livelihood award.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Wangari was an Honorary Councilor of The World future Council.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Wangari was member of The National Council of Women of Kenya (NCWK).

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p<>{color:#000;}. Wangari died in 2011 in Kenya.

Virginia Hamilton

1934 CE – 2002 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Author

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p<>{color:#000;}. Virginia wrote more than 40 books

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p<>{color:#000;}. Winner of two National Book Award in category Children’s Books and in 1975 the NewBery Medal.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She was award lifetime achievement from International Hans Christian Andersen Award. And Laura Ingalls Wilder Award.

Alice Munro

Born 1931 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Author

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p<>{color:#000;}. Recipient of Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Recipient of Man Booker International Prize 2009.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Recipient of Governor General’s (Canada) Award in 1968,1978, and 1986

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p<>{color:#000;}. Recipient of Giller Prize in 1998 and 2004

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p<>{color:#000;}. Alice wrote more than 12 books including, Dance of the Happy Shades and Lives of Girls and Women.

Asha Bhosle

Born 1933 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Singer, Musician.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Asha is playback singer of India and one of the most recognized Singer in South Asia.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Asha was acknowledged by the Guinness Book of the World Records as most recoded artist in music history in 2011.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Asha is recipient of many awards including BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 1997, Asha became the first Indian singer to be nominated for Grammy Award, for Legacy, an album with Ali Akbar Khan.

Virginia E. Johnson

1925 CE – 2013 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Sexologist, Author, Psychologist, and a Singer

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p<>{color:#000;}. Co-founder of Reproductive Biology Research Foundation. The center was renamed the Master and Johnson Institute.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Virginia is recognized researcher in field of Human sexual response and diagnosis of sexual dysfunctions and disorders.

Margaret Wise Brown

1910 CE – 1952 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Author, Editor

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p<>{color:#000;}. Margaret wrote over 100 Children’s books

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p<>{color:#000;}. Most popular books of Margaret are Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Margaret also worked as a teacher before becoming an author.

Jane Elizabeth Hodgson

1915 CE – 2006 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Physician, Obstetrician, Gynecologist, Author, and Activist for Women’s Rights.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Jane was a pioneer in the abortion rights movement.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She served for Project Hope in many countries.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Jane was a founding Fellow of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist and Co-founder of the Duluth Women’s health Center (U.S).

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p<>{color:#000;}. She is recipient of many awards including American Medical Women’s Association’s National Reproductive Health Award in 1994.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Jane is inducted into American Medical Women’s Association’s Hall of Fame of International Women in Medicine.

Doris Lessing

1919 CE – 2013 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Author, biographer, Libretto, and Traveler.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Recipient of Nobel Prize in 2007 and Shakespeare-Preis der Alfred Toepher Stiftung F.V.S in 1982 and many more.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She is known for free-thinking, world-traveling and often-polarizing author.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She was author of more than 50 works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, including: 17 Novels 17 collection of short stories, 2 Autobiography and memoirs and 24 other publications and more.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She died in 2013

Elinor Ostrom

1933 CE – 2012 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Political Economist, Educator and Author

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p<>{color:#000;}. Recipient of Nobel Prize (shared) in 2009.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Ellen was the first woman to receive the prestigious Johan Skytte Prize in 1999, with awards and recognitions.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She wrote many books, including: Understanding Institutional Diversity and Rules, Games and Common Pool Resources.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She died in 2012.

Mother Teresa

1910 CE – 1997 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Humanitarian and teacher

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p<>{color:#000;}. Mother Teresa was a taught at Saint Mary’s high School for girls in India.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She open first Home for the Dying in India and converted an abandoned Hindu temple into the “Kalighat Home for the Dying” with help of city administration.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She opened a home for people suffering from Leprosy, (aka Hansen’s disease).

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p<>{color:#000;}. Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charities grew to thousands serving the “poorest of the poor” in 450 centers around the world.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She died in 1910.

Arianna Huffington

Born 1950 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Journalist, Author, Media personality, and Politician.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Co-founder of online newspaper Huffington post in 2005.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Arianna Huffington is The President and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Arianna wrote many books, including “The Female Woman” and Third World America: How Our Politicians Are Abandoning the Middle Class and Betraying the American Dream”.

Barbara McClintok

1902 CE – 1992 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Scientist, Geneticist, and Botanist.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Recipient of Nobel Prize in 1983.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Barbara received PhD in botany from Cornell University (U.S) in 1927

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p<>{color:#000;}. She was the first woman president of the Genetics Society of American and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Barbara is recipient of many awards including National Medal of Science (U.S), andthe Achievement Award from the American Association of University women.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame (U.S).

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p<>{color:#000;}. She died in 1992.

Diana Spencer

1961 CE – 1997 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Activist, Teacher

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p<>{color:#000;}. Recipient of Nobel Peace Prize in 1997

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p<>{color:#000;}. Diana is known as “People’s princess”

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p<>{color:#000;}. She was teacher at the Young England School.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She was strong supporter of many charities and worked to help children in need, HIV and AIDS, and homeless people.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She was an advocate for campaign to ban Land-mines.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Diana received recognition for her work for “International Campaign to Ban LandMines”.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She was president of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Diana died in a 1997 car crash in Paris, France.

Sirimavo R. D. Bandaranaike

1916 CE – 2000 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Politician.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Sirimavo was first Woman Prime Minster in modern History in 1960.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She served as prime Mister of Sri Lanka three times, 1960-65, 1970-77 and 1994-2000.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Sirimava also served as president of Sri Lanka in 1994.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She was chairman of the “Non-Aligned Movement” (NAM) in 1976.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She died in 2000 CE, in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Valentina Tereshkova

Born 1937 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Engineer and Astronaut

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p<>{color:#000;}. Valentina is first woman to flown in space.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She is considered as a symbol of liberated world woman.

Marilyn Monroe

1926 CE – 1962 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Actress and Model

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p<>{color:#000;}. Marilyn Monroe is most recognized actress in the world.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She was successful model before becoming an actress.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She worked in over 28 movies.

Eva Peron

1919 CE – 1952 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Politician, Activist

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p<>{color:#000;}. Eva campaign for Argentina’s national women’s suffrage. Her efforts with her associates, Argentina passes law in 1947 allowing women to vote in national election.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Eva founded and ran first large-scale women political party in Argentina.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Eva was given the title of “Spiritual Leader of the Nation” by Argentine Congress.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She campaign for labor rights.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She died in 1952.

Rosa Park

1913 CE – 2005 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Activist and Author,

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p<>{color:#000;}. Rosa was U.S. civil rights activist.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Rosa as knows as “The first lady of civil rights” and “The mother of freedom movement.”

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p<>{color:#000;}. Rosa was awarded with Presidential Freedom Award, Congressional Gold award and others.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Rosa co-founded the Rosa L. Parks Scholarship Foundation, and many other organizations.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She Authored books including: Rosa Park, My Story and Quite Strength.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Rosa was first woman and non-U.S. government official to “lain in honor” at the Capitol Rotunda, Washington D.C. U.S.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She died in 2005.

Mary Winston Jackson

April 9, 1921 – February 11, 2005

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p<>{color:#000;}. Mary Jackson was NASA’s first black female engineer.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Mary Jackson was an African American mathematician and aerospace engineer at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), later was succeeded by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration).

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p<>{color:#000;}. She also served Federal Women’s Program Manager in the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Mary Jackson earned many awards and honors.

Raana Liaquat Ali Khan

1905 CE – 1990 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Advocate for human rights, Economist, Activist, Sociologist, and Politician.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Recipients of Jane Addams Medal (Award) in 1950, U.S.A.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Recipient of United Nation’s Human Rights Award in 1978. United Nations Prize in the field of Human Rights for her outstanding contribution to the promotion and production of the Human Rights embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in other United Nations Human Rights instruments. Other noted recipient of this award included Martin Luther King Jr.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Recipient of “Woman of the World” Award once by Vavaliera di Gran Croce in 1966 (Italy), and second time by Turkish Women’s Association in 1965.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Recipient of Woman of Achievement Medal in 1950 and “Grand Cross” of 1961 in Netherlands, and with many others awards and recognitions.

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p<>{color:#000;}. C0-Founder of “All Pakistan Women’s Association” (APWA).

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p<>{color:#000;}. First Muslim woman delegate to the United Nations in 1952. And served as an ambassador to many countries.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She established many schools and colleges for girls and women.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She died in 1990

Anne Frank

1929 CE – 1945 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Author

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p<>{color:#000;}. Anne is Jewish victim of Holocaust.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Her dairy has been published under few titles and is most read book about Holocaust.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Her dairy has been published under name of “The dairy of a Young Girl”.

Gracie Allen

1896 CE – 1964 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Actress, Politician,

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p<>{color:#000;}. Gracie ran for presidency on Surprise Party in 1940. She was receiving 42000 votes in general election, and an endorsement from Harvard University

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p<>{color:#000;}. She with her husband George Burns (Actor) published a book, Graice Allen for president, which included photographs from their nationwide campaign tour.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Grace was successful television sitcom actress, she acted alone with her George Burns.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She acted in movies

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p<>{color:#000;}. Gracie died in 1964 in Hollywood, California, U.S.

Angela Ruiz Robles

1895 CE – 1975 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Teacher, writer and inventor

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p<>{color:#000;}. Angela has the first patent for first Electronic Book Reader, “Mechanical Encyclopedia” (Spanish: la Enciclopedia Mecánica), in year 1949.

Agatha Christie

1890 CE – 1976 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Author, Play writer and Poet.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Agatha’s book, And Then There Were None is most sold book by a woman, approx. over 100 million.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Agatha wrote more than 65 Mystery novels, and over 16 Stage plays, and over 3 radio plays and other publication.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She died in 1976.

Alice Paul

1885 CE – 1977 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Political Strategist, Activist, suffragist.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Alice symbolizes the long struggle for justice in U.S ad around the world.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Alice was the original author of a proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the constitution of U.S in 1923.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Alice advocate for humans right and women’s right and Suffragist.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Alice died in 1977

Raymonde de laroche

1882 CE – 1919 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Aviator and an Engineer.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Raymonde was first professional in the world to receive a pilot license, in 1910 in France.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She was female test pilot.

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p<>{color:#000;}. In 1910 Raymonde won the Aero-Club of France’s Femina Cup.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Raymonde participate in airshow at Reims in France.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Raymonde set two women’s altitude records in 1919.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She died in 1919 in plane crash.

Helen Keller

1880 CE – 1966 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Humanitarian, Activist, Educator and Journalist

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p<>{color:#000;}. Helen was first deaf blind person to graduate from Radcliffe (U.S) and earn Bachelor of Arts degree.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Helen was co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

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p<>{color:#000;}. Helen was co-founder of Helen Keller International (HKI).

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p<>{color:#000;}. She campaigned for Women’s suffrage, women right, and labor rights.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Helen wrote more than 11 books and several articles, including: Story of my life and Out of darkness.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She is an inspiration to many people with disability and Humanitarians.

Margaret Sanger

1879 CE – 1966 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Educator, Women’s Right Activist, Journalist, and a Nurse.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Margaret was front advocate for woman’s right to Birth control.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She founded the first legal birth control clinic The Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau in the U.S. in 1916.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She started a monthly periodical journal The Birth Control Review in 1917.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Margaret established an organization American Birth Control League (ABCL) in 1921; that evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Margaret wrote many books and articles.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She died in 1996.

Zitkala-Sa

1876 CE – 1938 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Author, Essayist, Orator, Editor, Musician, Composer, Teacher and Activist.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She founded the national Council of American Indians.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Co-composed the first Native American Opera, “Sun Dance”.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Member of first Native American run organization, Society for American Indians, for which she served as chief editor for society’s Journal.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She and Her husband Ray Bonnin, Lobbied relentlessly for Native Americans rights and citizenship.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Zitkala-Sa created the first trans-tribal Native American organization, The National Council of American Indians. Members of this organization lobby the government for better treatment and policy towards Native Americans.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Her affords for Native Americans was successful to influence to the, The Indian Reorganized Act 1934- A substantial political victory for Native Americans in the conflict over land settlement.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She was a teacher at famous Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. USA.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Zitkala-Sa went to France for the Paris Exposition as a violin soloist.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Zitkala-Sa published a collection of stories and essays in American Indian Stories.

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p<>{color:#000;}. List of her writings are available at the American Native Press-Archives maintained by Sequoyah Research Center at University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR, USA.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She died in 1938, buried Arlington Cemetery.

Luisa Capetillo

1879 CE – 1922 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Author, Anarchist, Advocate for Women’s right and labor organizer.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Luisa was a leader of American Federation of labor.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Luisa is considered as one of the first suffragist in Puerto Rico.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She helped organized labor in Florida, U.S and Cuba around 1912

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p<>{color:#000;}. Luisa wore pants to challenge the main stream society and was send to jail because it was considered a crime.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Luisa helped pass a minimum-wage law in the Puerto Rican Legislature and work for equal pay for men and women.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She wrote dramas and books, including: Absolute Equality (Ensayos libertarios), A Nation of women (Mi Opinion Sobre Las Libertades, Derechos y Deberes de La Mujer).

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p<>{color:#000;}. Luisa dies in 1922

Maria Montessori

1870 CE – 1952 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Physician, Educator, Humanitarian, and a philosopher.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Maria was a pioneer of theories in early Childhood Education.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She is founder of the Montessori Method of education.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She was the first woman Physician in Italy.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She was activist for Women’s Right and Children’s Right.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Maria was nominated twice for Nobel Prize.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Maria Died in 1952.

Helena Rubinstein

1870 CE – 1965 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Philanthropist, Entrepreneur.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She was founder and eponym of Helena Rubinstein, Incorporated.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She created Cosmetics Empire and earned reputations as one of world’s most successful business women.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Helena also developed a line of male cosmetics which named after her second husband prince Artchil Gourielli-Tchkonnia, a Georgian Prince.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She founded “Helena Rubinstein Foundation” in 1953 to fund organizations for children’s health.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She founded the “Helena Rubinstein Pavilion of Contemporary in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Collection of 600 photos of her is in archived in Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, USA.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Helena died in 1965 and buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery N.Y, USA.

Charlotte Cooper

1870 CE – 1966 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Charlotte was the first woman to win gold medal at Olympics, in year 1900, Paris, France.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Charlotte won gold medal for single and mixed double in Olympics in year, 1900, Paris, France.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Five time winner single title of the Wimbledon Championship.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Seven time winner of All-England double title.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Charlotte was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2013.

Marie Curie

1867 CE – 1934 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Marie was winner of two Nobel Prize. First prize for Physics (shared) in 1903 and second for Chemistry in 1911.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Graduate high school at age of 15.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Marie was first woman professor at Sorbonne. Paris. France.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She was only woman to attend first world international conference of physicist and chemists, the Solvay Conference in Belgium.

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p<>{color:#000;}. In 1921,President of United state Harding present her a gram of radium worth more than $100,000 on behalf of American women who donated for the gift. “We greet you as foremost among scientists in the age of science, as leader among women in generation which sees woman come tardily into her own” President, Harding said.

Miina Sillanpaa

1866 CE – 1952 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Politian, Journalist, House maid, factory worker, and activist.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Miina was first women elected minister of Finland and one of nineteen women elected as legislator in the modern history after getting right to vote and participate in legislator branch of any government in 1907.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Miina served as a member of parliament for a total of 38 years.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Miina served chairwoman of the Social Democratic Women’s Association and the Social Democratic Working Women’s Association

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p<>{color:#000;}. She worked as editor of the Palvelijatar, Työläisnainen and Toveritar

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p<>{color:#000;}. Miina died in 1952.

Ida B. Wells Barnett

1862 CE – 1931 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Activist, Journalist, sociologist, and newspaper editor.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Ida was early leader civil right movement in U.S. this movement effect human right’s cause universally.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Ida advocated for women’s rights and women’s suffrage movement.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She led an anti-lynching campaign in U.S in the 1890s.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Establish several notable women’s organizations, Including: National Association of Colored Women, National Afro-American Council, the Women’s Era Club, the first civic organization for African-American women.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Ida was co-owner and editor of Free Speech and Headlight, an anti-segregationist newspaper.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She travel to England twice where she campaign for justice and human rights, she helped catalyze anti-lynching groups in Europe.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Ida died in 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Jane Addams

1860 CE – 1935 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Advocate for World peace, Author, Sociologist, and Philosopher

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p<>{color:#000;}. First American woman, to win (shared) Nobel Prize in 1931.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Founder of social-work profession in United States of America.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Jane served as president of the Women’s international league for Peace and freedom from 1919 to 1929.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Author of many books, Including: Newer Ideals of Peace, and Democracy and Social Ethics.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Jane was founding member of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Selma Lagerlof

1858 CE – 1940 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Selma was first women to win Nobel Prize in Literature.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Selma was also first woman to became member Swedish academy.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Some of her books are: Lowenskoldka Ringen, Charlotte lowenskold and Jerusalem.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She died in 1940 and buried in Ostra Emterwik Kykogard, Ostra Emterwik, Sweden.

Susan McKinney Steward

1847 CE – 1918 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Medical Doctor, Author and Teacher and activist.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Susan earned her M.D in 1870, graduating as valedictorian from New York medical College for Women.

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p<>{color:#000;}. 1911 she delivered a paper entitled Colored American Women while she was attended the Universal Race Congress.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She taught Health and nutrition, while she worked as resident physician at Wilberforce University, Ohio, U.S.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She died in 1918 CE.

Millicent Fawcett

1847 CE – 1929 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Politician, Activist, Educator, Writer, Pioneer of Nonviolence.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Millicent was president of The National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS). NUWSS was party of suffragist, aiming to achieve women’s suffrage through peaceful and legal means, in particular by introducing Parliamentary Bills and conferences to promote their agenda for of equal rights.

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p<>{color:#1A1A1A;}. Millicent helped to found Newnham College for women, Cambridge. England.

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p<>{color:#1A1A1A;}. She was early advocate of universal women’s suffrage.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Millicent was appointed to lead the British Government’s to South Africa to investigate conditions in the concentration camps created after war between British and Dutch. This where, many future world activists learned about international women’s suffrage and nonviolence political actions, from her.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Millicent campaign for to curb child abuse by raising the age of consent, criminalizing incest, cruelty to children within the family.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She wrote many essays and books, including: Political Economy for Beginners, Janet Doncaster, a novel, Women’s Suffrage: a Short History of a Great Movement.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She died in 1929.

Bertha Von Suttner

1843 CE – 1914 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Peace advocate, Author, Journalist.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Recipient of Nobel Prize in 1905

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p<>{color:#000;}. First woman win Nobel Peace Prize.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Initiated the Austrian Peace Society.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Author of many books, including: Inventarium einer, and Die Waffen Nieder.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Edit of journal Die Waffen Nieder

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p<>{color:#000;}. Leading speaker of International peace & Arbitration Association (IAPA)

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p<>{color:#000;}. Bertha founds Osterreichische Friedensgesellschaft, German peace association and, The international Peace bureau with other organizations.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She was first woman political journalist in German language.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Died in 1914.

Victoria Woodhull

1838 CE – 1927 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Presidential candidate (USA), Politician, Activist, Author.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Victoria made history in 1872 as first woman to run for presidency of USA. She ran for the USA presidency on the Equal Rights party.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Victory was one of lead speaker for women’s suffrage, and even addressed the U.S. Congress on women’s suffrage issue.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She was one of first open spiritualist activist and a medium.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Her works include, Temple of God. She also published a magazine with her daughter, Humanitarian.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Victoria died in 1927, buried in Worcestershire, England.

Belva Lockwood

1830 CE – 1917 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Lawyer, equal rights for women and the minority’s activist.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Belva ran for the U.S presidency twice as Equal Rights Party candidate.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She earned law degree in 1873.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She was activist for women’s suffrage and women right to vote.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Belva was first woman to argue a case before Supreme Court of the U.S.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Belva successfully lobbied for a bill to give women federal employees the same pay as men.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She was successful activist in her women and minorities cause

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p<>{color:#000;}. She help the Cherokee people win $5 million reimbursement from U.S. government.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She was also delegate to an International Peace Congress in London, England in 1890.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Belva died in 1917 and buried in Congressional Cemetery, Washington DC. U.S.

Susan B Anthony

1820 CE – 1906 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Susan was prominent American civil rights leader, a reformer, abolitionist, and advocate for women’s rights.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She was co-founder of the first women’s temperance movement.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She was a leader in women suffrage movement in USA.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She persuaded the University of Rochester to admit women.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She advocated for women right to own their property, retain their earnings, and advocate for women labor organizations.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She published women’s right weekly Journal “The Revolution”.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She dedicated her life for women suffrage

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p<>{color:#000;}. She died 1906 and buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, New York.

Florence Nightingale

1820 CE – 1910 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Florence was founder of modern nursing, social reformer and statistician.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She established “Nightingale Training School for Nurses” in London, England.

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p<>{color:#000;}. During Crimean War, she made notes about hygiene and treatment of patients, which got world attention and sparked worldwide health care reform.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She wrote a book, “Notes to Nurses”.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Florence was elected the first member of Royal Statistical Society.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She died in 1910 and buried in St. Margaret Church in East Wellow, Hampshire, England.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

1815 CE -1902 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Elizabeth was an American social activist, abolitionist and women rights advocate.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She wrote “Declaration of Sentiments” which was a revolutionary call for women right and women suffrage movements.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She attended Anti-slavery conference in London, England.

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p<>{color:#000;}. During civil war she focused on abolishing slavery.

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p<>{color:#000;}. After civil war ended she concentrated on women rights.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She was President of the National Woman Suffrage Association

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p<>{color:#000;}. She played a role in the passage of married Woman’s Property Act of New York, This act allowed women to be able to have custody of their children, hold property, make contract, keep their own earning and inheritance ad sue in court.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She wrote her strong views about women’s rights in her book “The Woman’s Bible” She had long argued that Bible and organized religion played in denying women their full rights.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She advocated women’s right in legal matters like, divorce rights, employment rights and property rights for women.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She did not witness women getting voting rights in USA, during her lifetime.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She dies in 1902 and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York.

Margaret Fuller

1810 CE – 1850 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Margaret was an American Feminist, writer, literary critic and journalist.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She is authored a book “Woman for Nineteenth Century”, which is considered as first major feminist work in USA.

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p<>{color:#000;}. From 1840 to 1844 she conducted her famous “Conversations” discussion group.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Margaret was an advocate for women’s rights and education.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Margaret was first female journalist send by New York Tribune to Europe.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Margaret and her husband was returning to America via ship which got into accident and sunk just 100 yard away from Fire Island NY. Their bodies were never found.

Catherine the Great

1729 CE-1796 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Catherine was the longest ruling queen of Russia.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Under her reign Russia stabilized after Seven Year Wars

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p<>{color:#000;}. Catherine expanded Russian’s borders to Red sea and into central Europe.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She colonized Alaska and establishing Russian America.

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p<>{color:#000;}. In her reign first in Europe, state-financed institute named, Smolyn Institute was opened for higher education for women.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She was tolerant to Jews and Moslem but many of her policy towards them were design encourage them to convert to Orthodoxy, even monitory incentives.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She gave rights to serfs to apply for freedom if were owned illegally and no non-nobles could own serfs. Serf could complain if they were wronged.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She died in 1796 and buried at the peter and Paul cathedral in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Elena Cornaro Piscopia

1646 CE – 1684 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Elena is known for being first woman to earn a doctoral degree.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Elena was first woman to receive university degree.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She was philosopher, mathematician and theologian.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Elena received her doctoral degree from University of Padua, Padua, Italy.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She learned and could speak Hebrew, Arabic, French, English and Spanish.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Elena became lecturer in mathematics, where she served until her death.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She died in 1684 and buried in the Church of Giustina, Padua, Italy.

Matoaka (Pocahontas)

1595 CE – 1617 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Politician, diplomat,

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Matoaka was able to create a climate of peace between colonist and Powhatan’s tribe for several years.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. She was an Ambassador of Native American by default.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She visited to England in 1616.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She died in 1617.

Elizabeth I

1533 CE – 1603 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Elizabeth I was queen of England Ireland

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Elizabeth was daughter of Henry VIII and Queen Anne, who was one of eight wives.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Elizabeth established English Protestant Church.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Elizabeth’s reign is known as the Elizabeth era.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. She never married

*
p<>{color:#000;}. 1588 war victory with Spain is one of her great legacy.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. She imprisoned Mary, Queen of Scots and later executed her.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. She made alliances with morocco and Ottoman Empire.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She died in 1598 and is buried in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England.

Hurrem Haseki Sultan

1500 CE – 1558 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Politician, Queen, advocate for women’s right

*
p<>{color:#000;}. She was wife Suleiman the Magnificent of Ottoman Empire, now Turkey.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. She was advisor for the King in International politics and state affairs

*
p<>{color:#000;}. She is also known as Roxolena. Ukrainian origin. Seemingly born to a father who was a Ukrainian Orthodox Priest.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Her being adviser for international affairs, apparently, Suleiman’s Europe conquests and expeditions were on her advices. Europe’s general people benefited from these actions.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Died in 1558 and buried in Istanbul, Turkey.

Isabella I of Castile

1474 CE – 1504 CE

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Isabella of Castile was queen of Castile and Aragon, together with her husband, Ferdinand II of Aragon.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. She and her husband have been credited to bring stability in region.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. In 1480, Isabella and Ferdinand instituted the Inquisition. Inquisition was mainly aimed at Jews and Moslems, who had overtly converted to Christianity but were thought to be practicing their faiths secretly. After completion of Reconquista, Moslem and Jews who refuse to covert were expelled from country. Most Jews settle in morocco.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Isabella and Ferdinand sponsor Christopher Columbus’s voyage of discovery. .

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Isabella died in 1560 at height of her career as queen.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Isabella is buried next to her Ferdinand in Granada, Spain.

Joan of Arc

1412 CE – 1431 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Joan’s real name was Jeanne d’Arc

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Joan is national hero of France and considered Saint by many Christians.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. At age of 12, Joan claim divine guidance

*
p<>{color:#000;}. She paved the way for coronation of Charles VII of France.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Joan led French army to victory against England in many battles at age of 18.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. In 1431 she was arrested and tried for Hersey.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Same year she was burned on stake

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p<>{color:#000;}. Pope Callixtus III pronounced her innocent, and declared her a martyr after examining the trial documents.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Pope benedict XV canonized Joan on 16th of May 1920.

Razia Al-Din Sultana

1205 CE-1240 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Razia Al-Din was the only woman to be sultan in India and some areas of now Pakistan.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. She established schools, academies and public libraries.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Razia fought many battle as lead.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Last battle she fought, she lost. She and her husband escaped to Kaithal. Her remaining army abandoned them. They both fell into hand of robbers and were killed.

Eleanor of Aquitaine

1122 CE – 1204 CE

*
p<>{color:#000;}. She was one of most powerful and wealthy woman in West Europe history.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Eleanor Married Louis King of France, marriage ended as annulled.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. She participated in the unsuccessful Second Crusade.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. She married Henry II, later he became King of England and Eleanor became queen of England.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. She had eight children with Henry II, including King Richard of England.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Eleanor’s another son John also become a King after death of King Richard.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Her daughter, Eleanor was Queen of Castile and Toledo as wife of Alfonso VIII.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Eleanor died in 1204 and entombed in Fontevraud Abbey, next to her husband Henry II

Fatima Al-Fihri

800 CE– 880 CE

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Fatima founded University of Qarawiyyin in Fez, Morocco. University is also considered as the oldest working university in the world.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Qarawiyyin University is the first academic degree-granting university, existing today.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Fatima was Born in Tunisia and moved to modern day Morocco with her family.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Fatima and her sister Mariam are credited for construction of grand Mosque Al-Andalus in Fez, Morocco.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Fatima gathered teachers from all over the world. University gave education in medicine, mathematics, chemistry, astronomy, history, geography and music. Gradually, many other ranges of subjects were introduced in the university particularly natural sciences, physics and foreign languages.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Famous people who study at Qarawiyyin University included Pope Sylvester II and Ibn Khaldun (historian, mathematician and philosopher).

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p<>{color:#000;}. Fatima died in year 880 CE.

Wu Ze tian

624 CE – 705 CE

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Only female Empress of China, most properly the first.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Wu Zatian was educated and a poet.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. She advocate for modern scholarship for students and education of women.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. She allowed commoner and gentry to take part in government career exams thus ending elitism in china.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. She was economy genius. She would periodically update census figures to allocation of farm land and increase pay of lower rank officials, which had great impact on economy.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. She ordered the construction of irrigation systems, and commissioned the compilation of framing textbooks.

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p<>{color:#000;}. In 694, Wu’s forces decisively defeated the Tibetan-Western Turk alliance succeeded in retaking the Four Garrisons of Anxi, lost in 668 CE.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Wu Changed the name of state to Zhou

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Wu advocacy and reform in government, resulted more equality between the sexes.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Wu’s poetry are included in Quantangshi (Collected Tang poems).

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p<>{color:#000;}. Wu is buried alongside Emperor Gaozong in the Qianling Tomb, located in Xi’an city, China.

Aisha Al-Siddiqua

604 [est] CE – 678 CE

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Aisha is famous for being Scholar, Teacher, Politician, Jurist, Social reformer, Imam (leader) and advocate for women’s right.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Aisha was wife of Prophet Mohammed, Prophet of Islam and Abrahamic religions. He is only Abrahamic prophet recorded in world his history. Prophet Mohammed buried in her house.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Aisha is also called Al-Siddiqua (The one who affirms the truth).

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Aisha was called first scholar of Islam by Prophet Mohammed. She memorized Koran (Holy Scripture of Islam). And she had her own script of Koran.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. She founded co-ed school in her house to for boys and girls. There were over 200 adult students of her, some are famous scholars.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. There are 2210 traditions of Sunnah (Practices) of Prophet Mohammed narrated from her, recorded in many religious books.

Prophet Mohammed said “Many amongst men reached (the level of) perfection but none amongst the women reached this level except Asiya (adopted mother of Moses), and Mary (Mother of Jesus). And no doubt, the superiority of Aisha to other women is like superiority of Tharid (i.e: a meat and bread dish) to other meals.”

Al-Ahnaf (companion of Prophet Mohamed), who said: “ I have heard speeches of Abu Bakr and Umar, Othman and Ali and the Khulafa (Caliphs) up to this day, but I have not heard speech more persuasive and more beautiful from the mouth of any person than from the mouth of Aisha”

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Aisha led an army of against Caliph Ali abn Abi Talib, demanding prosecution of caliph Othman, her brother Mohammed abu bakr broke a trace between them, Battle ended inconclusively.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Aisha is subjected to slander because of being favorite wife of Prophet Mohammed and her political views, her depiction in many Anti-Islamic and anti-Aisha books are historically inaccurate.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Aisha is buried in Jannat al-Baqi (city of light) in Medina, Saudi Arabia.

Ite Fhalad

480 CE – 570 CE

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Ite was born at Decies, Waterford, Ireland.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Her real name was Deirdre, but because of her thirst for holiness she became known as Ite.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Ite was an early Irish nun and patron saint of Killeedy (Cluain Credhail). She was known as the “foster mother of the saints of Erin (Ireland)”.

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p<>{color:#333;}. Ite founded a convent in Sliabh lauchra near Killeedy, Ireland. Convent, later convert into a monistic co-ed school for girls and boys. Her pupils are said to have included Saint Brendan.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Saint Brendan once asked her what three things God especially loved. She replied,
“True faith in God with a pure heart, a simple life with a religious spirit,
and open-handedness inspired by charity.”

*
p<>{color:#000;}. She was the foster-mother of many saints, including St. Pulcherius (Mochoemog) and Cummian.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She is also said to be the originator of an Irish lullaby for the infant Jesus.

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p<>{color:#000;}. St. Ite dies in approximately 750 CE. Her grave is in the ruins of Cill Ide, a Romanesue chruch at Killeedy, Ireland, where her monastery once stood.

Boadicea

25 CE – 60 or 61 CE

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Boadicea was warrior queen of the British Iceni tribe.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Boadicea led a revolt against Roman occupation of Britaina.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. In 60 or 61 CE, Boadicea attack Camulodunum (now Colchester) and own the battle with help of about 100,000 solders.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. After battle of Camulounum, Boadicea’s army turned to largest city in the British Isles, Londinium (now London),and capture the city.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Last battle between army of Boadicea and Roman ended in Roman victory, but result was Roman strengthened their military presence in Britain and also lessened the oppressiveness of

their rule.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Burial: Kings Cross, England (alleged or in dispute).

Cartimandua

1 CE- 69 CE [est]

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Cartimandua was a 1st century queen of the brigantes, a Celtic people living in what is now northern Britain. Reign between 43 and 69 CE.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. In world history Cartimandua appears to have ruled by right rather than through marriage.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Carimandua signed treaty with Roman Empire and was allowed to rule as client-queen.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Cartimandua disapear from history after 69 CE.

Mary –Mother of Jesus

14 BCE [est] – 41 CE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Mary is mother of Jesus of Nazareth.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Mary was born in galilee, Nazareth. Israel.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Mary’s virgin birth of Jesus is asserted in Bible and Moslem Koran as through divine intervention.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Mary is mentioned about 54 times in Bible and about 34 times in Koran. There entire chapter in Koran about Mary and Jesus.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Mary was present at crucifixion of Jesus.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Died in 45 CE, location, Mount Zion, Israel.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Tomb of Mary is located in Church of the Sepulchre of Saint Mary in Jerusalem,

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Some spiritualist believes Mary is buried near Murree in Pakistan.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Some believes Mary’s house is located in Selcuk, Turkey. There is another house in Loreto believed by some belong to Mary where Archangel Gabriel visit in the annunciation of Mary.

Arsinoe II

316 BCE – 270 BCE

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Ptolemaic Greek Princess of Ancient and through marriage was Queen of Thrace, Asia Minor and Macedonia.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Founder of the Ptolemaic dynasty in Egypt.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. She is credited for Ptolemy II’s [King of Ancient Egypt] victory in the First Syrian War (274-271 BC) between Egypt and the Seleucid Empire in the Middle East.

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p<>{color:#000;}. After her death, Ptolemy II [King of Ancient Egypt] continued to refer to her on official documents, as well as supporting her coinage and cult. He also established her worship as a Goddess

Bilkis – Queen of Sheba

900 BCE (or era)

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p<>{color:#000;}. Bilkis was queen of Sheba. Sheba was the ancient Semitic civilization of Saba in Southern Arabia now Yemen and Ethiopian Yemen.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Bilkis, Qureen of Sheba mentioned in Bible, Koran and Ethiopian tradition.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Possible Queen Bilkis’s grave is in Oke Eri, Nigeria.

Sappho

630 – 612 BCE – 570 BCE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Sappho is one of nine Greek lyric poets by Alexandrians.

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p<>{color:#000;}. In antiquity, Sappho was commonly regarded as one of the greatest lyric poets

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Sappho was born on the island of Lesbos, Greek island located in the northeastern Aegean Sea.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The Library of Alexandria collected Sappho’s poetry into nine books, mostly based on their Meter.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Most of work is lost.

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p<>{color:#000;}. An epigram in the Anthologia Palatina (9.506) ascribed to Plato states:

Some say the Muses are nine: how careless!

Look, there’s Sappho too, from Lesbos, the tenth.

 

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Poem by Sappho “Sweet Mother” [Quoted by Hephaestion as an example of metre]

My sweet mother! Fair Aphrodite’s spell
Has from me sense and reason all bereft,
And, yearning for that dear beloved youth,
No longer can I see the warp or weft.

Hatshepsut

1508 BCE – 1458 BCE

She ruled Ancient Egypt between 1479–1458 BCE.

She was very successful Pharaoh.

She reigned was mostly peaceful. She build many temples and monuments, including Djeser-djereru.

There is some evidence that Hatshepsut led some military campaigns in Syria and Nubia.

She dies in 1458 BCE. Thutmose III erased her inscriptions and tried to eradicate her memory.

Sobekneferu

Death 1802 BCE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Sobekneferu was Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. She is considered as first woman Pharaoh of Egypt.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. She ruled Egypt for almost 4 years, between 1806 to 1802 BC.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. She built the religious center in Crocdilopolis called Shedet, dedicated to the crocodile god sobek.

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p<>{color:#000;}. She extended the Labyrinth of Pharaoh Amenemhet III his pyramid at Hawara.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. After her death the country was divided between the 13th Dynasty Pharaohs from Thebes and the 14th Dynasty ruling from Xois in the Delta. She had no offspring, so when she died, the twelfth dynasty ended.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Her tomb has not been positively identified.

*
p<>{color:#000;}. Many historians and scholars believe that it was Sobekneferu who was the Princess that found Moses in the river Nile and adopted him.

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Awesome Women of All Time (Little fact Book) 1.0

Awesome women are ones who achieved great, had influenced us all and still does. Their careers, accomplishments and contributions made difference in others life and world history. This compilation of women is the ones who are awesome women of all time. You may have your own favorite list of awesome and great women and may not coincide with this collection of personalities. There is no raking the individuals in this compendium. Purpose of the book is to provide brief facts about awesome women and to stimulate reader’s curiosity about these awesome women, and to encourage readers to make a difference in their life and others.

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