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Isabella Tod Born: May 18, 1836 Edinburgh, Scotland Known For: Women's Rights Activist and Suffragette When I went to research Isabella Tod, a renowned women's rights activist in Northern Ireland, I found a wonderful short documentary made in 2013 by the BBC. Instead of writing a short blog in...

Elizabeth Jane Cochran "Nellie Bly" Born: May 5, 1864 Cochran's Mills, Pennsylvania, USA Known For: Investigative journalist and writer Nellie Bly is one of those famous names that many people know, but few people know the story behind. In celebrating her birthday with this blog, we wanted to shed...

Samantha Cristoforetti Born: April 26, 1977 Milan, Italy Known For: Italian Astronaut and 3rd European Woman in Space After completing several science degrees as an undergraduate, Cristoforetti began to tackle glass ceilings. With degrees in mechanical engineering and aeronautical sciences, she joined the Italian Air Force. While in this...

Wangari Maathai Born: April 1, 1940 Nyeri, Kenya Known for: Environmental activist and first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize Wangai Maathai accomplished many firsts in her life and career. As we celebrate her birthday today, we celebrate the legacy of her environmental work and advocacy for women's...

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