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Nelly Bly faked insanity for one week, risking her own safety, to get the inside scoop on the women's lunatic asylum, then wrote a scathing expose drawing attention to the inhumane conditions there.

An Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman, all training to be doctors at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia. - October 10, 1885

Harriett Beecher Stowe, "the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war." Author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. The written word is powerful.

Katharine Martha Houghton Hepburn, feminist social reformer and a leader of the suffrage movement in the US. Alongside Margaret Sanger, she co-founded the organization that would become Planned Parenthood. She was the mother of Katharine Hepburn.

I Love Lucy... AND Ethel. Comedy's tough, but being taken seriously as a woman comic- or a "more mature" (read "older") woman comic- even tougher!

Miep Gies, you are quite my definition of a hero. Risked her life to help the Frank family in hiding for years.