The Royal Society's lost women scientists - A study of the Royal Society's archives reveals that women played a far more important role in the development and dissemination of science than had previously been thought
Clara Adams-Ender: Army Achiever
Clara Adams-Ender was born in 1939 to North Carolina sharecroppers. She was the fourth of 10 children, but she had no trouble setting herself apart. She thrived in the classroom and earned an undergraduate degree in nursing by 1961. From there the Army beckoned. After joining the Nurse Corps, Clara's true passion brought her back to the classroom, this time as a teacher. She would train a generation of Army nurses and later run the department of nursing at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Crystal Eastman. A suffragette, socialist, antimilitarist, pacifist, and feminist. Coauthor of the ERA introduced in 1923, worked with Emma Goldman. Just WOW. Her 1920 speech "Now We Can Begin" has profoundly affected my life.
Janie Porter Barrett (née Porter) (9 August 1865 – 27 August 1948) was an American social reformer, educator and welfare worker. She established the Virginia Industrial School for Colored Girls, a pioneering rehabilitation center for African American female delinquents. She was also the founder of the Virginia State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs.
Mary Fairfax Somerville (26 December 1780 – 28 November 1872) was a Scottish science writer and polymath, at a time when women's participation in science was discouraged. She studied mathematics and astronomy, and was the second woman scientist to receive recognition in the United Kingdom after Caroline Herschel.
Hertha Ayrton studied mathematics at the Cambridge Uni but was not eligible for a degree because of her gender. In 1885 she married physicist William Ayrton & assisted in his experiments on electricity. Her own work on arc lamps was used to improve aircraft searchlights in both world wars. She was the first woman to join the British Institute of Electrical Engineers. She was also the first woman to read a paper in person to the Royal Society, but was refused a fellowship because she was…
Yvonne Madalaine Brill (née Claeys) (30 December 1924 – 27 March 2013) was a Canadian scientist best known for her development of rocket and jet propulsion technologies. During her career she was involved in a broad range of national space programs in the United States, including NASA and the International Maritime Satellite Organization.
Hypatia, Ancient Alexandria’s Great Female Scholar
Mathematician, Philosopher & Teacher Hypatia of Alexandria, featured on 1st July, 2013: http://matriline.org/nubert-says/2013/7/1/once-a-long-long-time-ago
Women in Science Wednesday! Mary Elizabeth Bennett Ritter (1860-1949) was a physician one of the founders of the Science Service organization. #Groundbreaker
Julia Clifford Lathrop (June 29, 1858 - April 15, 1932) was an American social reformer in the area of education, social policy, and children's welfare. As director of the United States Children's Bureau from 1912 to 1922, she was the first woman ever to head a United States federal bureau.