We suffer from tyranny of exceptions when it comes to women and equality. However, we have had a few incredible women.

Julia Morgan

She was the first woman admitted to Ecole des beaux in Paris, 1988. She was one of the 100 female students in the entire university (and the only female engineer); The first woman to practice architecture in the state.

Alice Paul

She was the first activist, feminist and suffragist to prosper equal rights for women in the amendments for the first time in 1923.

Amelia Earhart

In 1928, Amelia Earhart was the first woman to make a trip across the ocean which took more than 20 hours. She attempted to be the first female pilot to fly around the world. She was the first pilot of any gender to circumnavigate the globe at its widest point, the equator.

Elizabeth Blackwell

Noted as the first woman to receive a medical degree and the first woman on register for the General medical Council. Her contributions remain celebrated with the Elizabeth Blackwell Medal, awarded annually to women who have made significant contributions to the promotion of women in medicine. Although women have always been central in providing medical care, whether offering remedies in the nursing, or acting as herbalists. We can all relate to our grandmother’s or mother’s chicken soup whenever we have a cold.

Janet Guthrie

A retired professional race car driver and the first woman to qualify and compete in both the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500. She was an aerospace astronaut, but then she was cut from the space program, because she didn’t have her PhD. She turned to racing cars instead.

Nobel Prize

Several women won it in different occasions. Marie Skłodowska Curie, in 1903, was the first woman to win a Nobel prize and the only woman to win a Nobel prize twice. In 2004, Wangari Mutua Maathai was the first African woman to win the Nobel prize. Shirin Ebadi was the first Iranian and first muslim woman to receive a Nobel prize; This was in 2003.

Women have well made significant contributions to literature. One of the earliest known female writers was Enheduanna, the first poet in the early 23rd century BC.

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