The Pro Skateboarder Who Teaches BalletShe started skateboarding to get closer to her family. Now she competes against the best in the world as one of the oldest skaters, and only women, on the field.
The last fluent speaker of WukchumniThe last fluent speaker of her language, she's spent years preserving and teaching it to others.
The Chemist Who's Mapping the Periodic TableShaughnessy leads the team that helped discover six of the elements of the periodic table.
Avitatrix, Nuclear Physicist, OverachieverMaggie Gee was one of only two Chinese-American women to fly for the military in WW2. After the war, she went on to be a nuclear physicist, because, I'm guessing, her previous job had somehow not been hard enough.
America's oldest park rangerAmerica's most seasoned ranger, at 93, advocates fiercely for young women of color everywhere.
The Woman Building a Company Around Menstrual BloodTariyal, along with her friend Stephen Gire, has co-founded a startup company, NextGen Jane, to gather medical information from the blood in tampons.
The Programmer Who Leveled the Playing FieldAfter facing hiring discrimination in the software engineering field, she made an app for that: Blendoor, which masks personal details of job applicants, so they can be hired based on their merits.
Judo's greatest female practitionerKeiko Fukuda was the only woman to ever be awarded the highest degree black belt in Judo — and she did so in her late 90s. She gave up marriage, she gave up motherhood, she gave up everything for her love of Judo. All this, starting in a time when women didn’t even show their legs. This is a documentary about her remarkable life.
The Bronze Blonde BombshellJoyce Bryant never had any record hits, didn't appear in any films, but to the people of the 50s, this now-obscure "blonde bombshell" singer was unforgettable.
Born without arms or legs, this artist learned to write, sew, and paint with her mouth - and came to work for kings and queens.
Although her tribe was destroyed and she was forced into an unwanted marriage, this indomitable woman came to run the world's largest empire - with a woman as her companion.
This Mongol stood up to the most fearsome man in the world and in so doing, prevented a genocide.
Without training, this 13-year-old shattered world records for running in 1967 -- unfortunately, it happened shortly after Kathrine Switzer's headline-making Boston marathon entry, and Mancuso's feat was all but forgotten.
When the true king of the Scots came to reclaim the throne, this spirited woman went up against her husband to back her chosen sovereign.
This "most dangerous of all spies" staged daring mountaintop escapes, prison breaks, and railway bombings -- all on her trusty wooden leg, codenamed "Cuthbert."
Part of a WW2 unit that untangled a logistics nightmare, she lived to a hundred and helped run a chapter of the NAACP.
In the 60s, an Italian woman was abducted and raped - and then pressured to marry her rapist. She instead took him to court and got him tossed into jail.
When she was assassinated for her critiques of the police, protests broke out across Brazil.
When her husband became deathly ill, this pregnant teen took the reins to become America's first female boat commander - all while fighting off a mutiny and keeping her husband alive.
One of the greatest painters of the baroque, she revenged herself on her rapist both in the court of law…
This pope was largely assumed to be male until she gave birth in the midst of a procession - and largely assumed to be factual until the 13th century.
Born in a prison cell, this revolutionary financed and led a large chunk of Greece's navy to victory in their fight for independence.
An unbeatable warrior princess who just wanted to have kids - and founded a new nation in her quest to…
Daring journalist who infiltrated insane asylums, exposed slavery rings, and raced around the world in under 80 days.