Margaret Bourke-White was the first female photojournalist for LIFE magazine making some of the most memorable images of the 20th century. An amazing career of many firsts and fearless assignments in a traditionally male dominated...More
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Alice Guy-Blache was the first major female movie director and a pioneer of early cinema
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Dorothy Levitt - a motoring trailblazer who saw the value of the car for female independence. In the early 1900s she was a racing driver, holder of the world's first water speed record and the women's world land speed record holder.
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Vigee Le Brun was the most successful and celebrated portrait painter of her age with the best known figures in late 18th century Paris sitting for her, before the French Revolution forced her to flee France.
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Ada Lovelace's code is now considered by many to be the world's first computer program with the United Sates Department of Defense naming their own computer language ADA after her.
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Rags To Riches. The most successful female entrepreneur of her time, Madam C.J. Walker (Sarah Breedlove) became the first female self made millionaire in America.
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Reaching For The Stars. Maria Mitchell became the first American woman to work as a professional astronomer. After many years teaching she demanded a pay rise to match her male counterparts. She got it.
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From the roots of protest to becoming one of the most significant exponents of Marxism, Nadezhda Krupskaya ran an international newspaper and became a key figure in the Bolshevik party helping to kickstart the October Revolution.
Elizabeth Eckford was one of nine African American Little Rock students who became the first to attend classes at the school. This photo of her being screamed at by students opposed to integration a powerful reminder of her...More
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Elizabeth Blackwell was the first female doctor in the USA and the first recorded woman to graduate from medical school.
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Elizabeth the Queen Mother
George VI of the United Kingdom