Social reformer, educationalist, and poet from Maharashtra, India. A pioneer of India’s feminist movement, Savitrabai Phule founded 18 schools for women, protected vulnerable child widows, and dedicated her life to helping ‘untouchables’.
Computer science is dominated by men, yet the first computer program was written by a woman. Ada Lovelace was a remarkable woman with a short but remarkable life. A prophet of the computer age, she is an inspiration for all women in STEM.
Former slave, advocate for abolition, civil and women's rights. Sejourner Truth was even invited to meet President Lincoln. Unable to read or write, Truth's life was a remarkable story of the power of the spoken word.
Is there any woman whose name is as recognisable as that of Florence Nightingale. Famed for radically improving the hospitals of the Crimean war, Nightingales efforts did not stop there. She was strong, disciplined, and an excellent statistician. She was definitely more than a Lady with a lamp.