It’s no secret that women’s contributions to history haven’t always been acknowledged or celebrated. Here, we’re shining a spotlight on women in history and everything they’ve accomplished for themselves and for future generations, all while managing to make it look easy.
Let’s take a look at the women who fought for equality, from the suffragettes who tirelessly advocated for the right to vote to Harriet Tubman, who helped free hundreds of slaves via the Underground Railroad. There are also innumerable little-known women who made an impact but have been largely forgotten by the history books, such as Trota of Salerno, the 12th-century gynecologist who stood up for the importance of women’s health, and Stagecoach Mary, the first Black female postal worker who became a legend of the Wild West. We also can’t forget the innovators, from scientists and environmental advocates to groundbreaking journalists. Join us as we celebrate the women in history who have risen to the occasion and exceeded the expectations that were placed on them.
Compelling tales about powerful bloodlines.
These texts have had a tangible effect on the past and present.
Her many achievements include pioneering a new kind of investigative journalism.
By John Tuttle
Margaret Hamilton oversaw MIT's groundbreaking Software Engineering Division.
Descended from a Macedonian line of rulers, Cleopatra VII was the last queen of Egypt before it fell to Caesar Augustus.
The beloved children's author was deterred from a career as a mycologist.
Helen Duncan claimed she had learned classified military information through her psychic powers.
By Team Mighty
The scam caused the French queen's reputation to further deteriorate.
Often demonized as patriarchal torture devices, these garments were seen as a practicality in their day.
Cleopatra the Alchemist dabbled in an early branch of science.
She's said to have created the first American flag, but the real story is more complicated.
By Orrin Grey
These incredible women refused to wait on history's sidelines.
The famed businesswoman had direct ties to Hitler’s intelligence agency.
By Orrin Grey
Margaret Rhodes looks back at her life alongside the monarchy.