Florence Nightingale - 1820-1910. The first woman to hold the Order of Merit and appear on a banknote. Her pioneering work tending to British Troops in the Crimean War earned thanks from a grateful nation.
Anna Howard Shaw (February 14, 1847 – July 2, 1919) was a leader of the women's suffrage movement in the United States. She was also a physician and one of the first ordained female Methodist ministers in the United States.
IlPost - Suffragette americane - Un gruppo di suffragette in macchina a Plattsburgh, nello stato di New York, durante un tour in venti città americane per chiedere il diritto di voto alle donne. Tra loro c'è Portia Willis - che regge il manifesto a destra - e Harriet May Mills, presidente del movimento con l'approvazione del diciannovesimo a New York.
Dr. Bethenia Owens, the West Coast's First Female Doctor. Amazing story. Married at 14, she tolerated a worthless husband for 4 years, until in 1858, he “whipped my baby (who was around 24 months old at the time) unmercifully, and struck and choked me.” Then she left him. And became an extremely hard working woman, teaching and dressmaking, sending her son George to Berkley when he was 14. He became a doctor. And then, she did too.
Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte (June 17, 1865 - September 18, 1915) was the first American Indian woman to become a physician in the United States. Of Ponca, Iowa, French, and Anglo-American descent, she grew up with her parents on the Omaha Reservation. She went to college at the Hampton Institute and got her medical degree at the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania (WMCP) in Philadelphia.
Selma Lagerlöf 1858-1940, Selma Lagerlöf, in full Selma Ottiliana Lovisa Lagerlöf (born Nov. 20, 1858, Mårbacka, Sweden—died March 16, 1940, Mårbacka), novelist who in 1909 became the first woman and also the first Swedish writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.