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Harper was an entrepreneur who essentially created the modern hair salon, which she grew into a franchise of hundreds of stores across the world.
Levitt was one of the first female racers, and worked to popularize driving and cars among women.
Omar was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 2016 election, making her the first Muslim woman, and the first Somali-American, to be a legislator.
Dapaah founded the Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative to stimulate employment in her hometown.
Pioneering dark matter astrophysicist and trailblazing feminist icon, Rubin once wrote “There is no problem in science that can be solved by a man that cannot be solved by a woman.”
Donnie Yen is cool, but his mother is MUCH cooler – she started the first Wushu school in the United States, and is one of the grandmasters of the art form.
When she was a teen, this now-90-year-old woman would seduce and kill Nazis. Now she plays a mean game of Scrabble.
When Sullivan had surgery to correct a heart defect, her mother gave her a superhero cape. Sullivan loved it so much she decided other children should have them, too.
Geneticist Mary Claire-King has had an astounding career: she discovered the breast cancer gene; she definitively linked humans and chimpanzees; she’s used gene testing to identify the descendants of kidnapped children – and she’s done it all as a single mother.
Kalis has an astounding talent and love for driving.