Hilma af Klint's was an otherworldly woman that was constantly observing and exploring the world. Her works were experiments with what the naked eye can see, and what exists beyond our sight.
Dorothy Height helped to take the NCNW to new heights while she was it's President. Her advocacy for women's rights spread world wide, as she refused to be anything but a pioneer.
Henrietta Lacks was being treated at Johns Hopkins when her DNA was taken without her knowledge or consent. Her immortal cell line is responsible for innumerable scientific discoveries and developments. But what about ethics?
Mary Elizabeth Bowser was a spy for the Union during the Civil War. She was undercover deep inside of the Confederate White House, passing off critical messages throughout her time there.
Nellie Bly's investigation into the infamous Blackwell Island's insane asylum spurred a response from the government to send the necessary money and regulations to make it a safer space for all those housed.
Huda leaves behind a complicated legacy full of contradictions, this does not make her contributions any less important. She felt that not only were Egypt's struggle to be rid of British rule and the fight for women's rights inseparable and interdependent, but that the tenets of Islam hold within them equal rights for men and women.
Bina West created the Women's Benefit Association- now the Woman's Life Insurance Society- in 1892. She encouraged the members to express themselves, support one another, and to continue to grow!
In WW2, the USSR were the first country to allow women to fight on the front lines during combat. These women were the most successful, and highly decorated AirForce unit the Soviets had... despite their severe lack of proper equipment and support!