International Women’s day Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures
Mary Wollstonecraft Mary Wollstonecraft wrote the most significant book in the early feminist movement. “A Vindication of the Rights of Women” .
Jane Austen • One of the most popular female authors Jane Austen wrote several novels, which remain highly popular today. These include “Pride and Prejudice” “Emma” and “Northanger Abbey”.
Emily Pankhurst “A British suffragette, Emily Pankhurst dedicated her life to the promotion of women’s rights. After she died a law giving all women over 21 the right to vote.”
Marie Curie “Marie Curie was the first women to receive the Nobel Prize and the first person to win it for 2 separate categories.”
Helen Keller At the age of 19 months Helen became deaf and blind. Overcoming the frustration of losing both sight and hearing she campaigned tirelessly on behalf of deaf and blind people
Eleanor Roosevelt • Wife and political aide of American president F.D.Roosevelt. In her own right Eleanor made a significant contribution to the field of human rights,
Dorothy Hodgkin • Dorothy Hodgkin 1910-1994 • Awarded the Nobel prize for chemistry Dorothy Hodgkin work on critical discoveries of the structure of both penicillin and later insulin.
Rosa Parks • Rosa Parks refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man indirectly led to some of the most significant civil rights legislation of American history.
Indira Gandhi • First female prime minister of India.
Margaret Thatcher • The first female Prime minister of Great Britain, Mrs Thatcher defined a decade.
Marilyn Monroe • Marilyn rose from childhood poverty to become one of the most iconic film legends.
AnneFrank • “Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.”
Billie Jean King • Billie Jean King was one of the greatest female tennis champions who battled for equal pay for women.
Benazir Bhutto • Benazir Bhutto was the first female prime minister of a Muslim country. She helped to move Pakistan from a dictatorship to democracy in 1977.
Oprah Winfrey • - • Influential talk show host, Oprah Winfrey was the first women to own her own talk show host.
Diana- Princess of Wales • Princess Diana combined the appeal of a Royal princess with her humanitarian charity work.
Inspirational Quotes • "If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman." ~ Margaret Thatcher "Men who treat women as helpless and charming playthings deserve women who treat men as delightful and generous bank accounts." ~ Author Unknown "There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers." —Susan B. Anthony