Prohibited from attending high school, Aletta Jacobs found a workaround and became the Netherlands' first woman with a medical degree. But her gutsiness didn't end there.
The next time you're driving in a rain or snow storm and flick the windshield wiper lever so you can see, thank Mary Anderson. The Alabama woman came up with the idea for windshield wipers while stuck in tra...
"I've never identified myself as courageous, but I do think of myself as someone who does what I feel needs to get done."
"How many historical women, LGBT or otherwise, are tucked away in half-forgotten tomes and obscure archives?" asks Nyri Bakkalian.
War doesn’t discriminate by gender. Politics does. But in 16th century Japan, Katakura Kita was a hero on both fronts.
She was a widow and a single mother, and was also a businesswoman and a diplomat who saved countless lives in the wake of World War I.
As a far West Texas sheriff in the 1950s, Mantie Merritt McReynolds served her county and her gender.
"It doesn't hurt a gal's femininity to ride to her man's job in a baby blue convertible she's paid for herself."
She says it's important to share her story as a mentor to African-American dancers. Source: Misty Copeland leaps over dance world barriers...
Can you imagine a surgeon cutting you open without gloves? Nope, and you can thank Caroline Hampton for that. Amy Turley's invention, the Turley pad, can be used to increase or decrease a patient's temperat...