First theorised that stars are made up of hydrogen and not iron
Received a vision but was not permitted to join male worshippers, only one church in the world named for her
Discovered dinosaur bones but lived in poverty
Partner of the eponymous Devi of Devi's Falls (Patale Chhango) in Nepal
Uncredited for her contribution to understanding the structure of DNA (her data was stolen)
The only female dwarf named by Tolkien
Bigger star than her brother while they performed together
Anna Marie Jarvis
Founded Mother's Day as a US then international holiday, then campaigned against it when it became commercialised
Responsible for much of the trade openings and intellectual exchange made possible by the Mongol Empire, the largest contiguous empire in world history. As such, she may count among the most influential women in world history.
Earliest named author. En-hedu-ana's Hymns to Inanna are also the first work to utilize a first person narrative mode.
Longest reigning indigenous female pharaoh, regarded for her development of Ancient Egyptian culture. Started the trend of being buried in the Valley of the Kings.
Evelyn Beatrice Hall
Coined the phrase "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" in her biography of Voltaire.
Mildred Wirt Benson
First author of Nancy Drew. Under the terms of her contract with the Stratemeyer Syndicate, signed away all rights to her texts and any claim to the Syndicate pen name, Carolyn Keene.
Made some notes about daffodils
Mother of Athena, consumed by her husband while pregnant
Information architect and researcher who anticipated and informed digital interfaces
Anthropologist whose analysis of sex and culture helped shape the sexual revolution of the 1960s
Golden-age movie star and wireless encryption specialist
Sexual health educator and mystic who was persecuted for her publication of instructional tracts
Civil liberties advocate, Wall Street broker and first female presidential candidate in the US (sister of Tennessee Claflin). Arrested for reporting on an affair.
Civil liberties advocate and Wall Street broker (sister of Victoria Woodhull)
- Mary Shelley
- Marie Curie
- Florence Nightingale
- Ada Lovelace
- A map of the world showing how recently women were given the vote. (No half-hearted attempts, only when women's voting requirements = men's voting requirements.)