Collection: Teachers >
Vera PetersWhen she was told to "go do women's work" after upstaging the medical community in her treatment of Hodgkin's disease, Dr. Vera Peters revolutionized breast cancer treatment through years of painstaking, meticulous work.
Soraya Tarzi1920s Afghanistan was a progressive and rapidly-modernizing country in large part to the most powerful, empathic, and maligned queen it had ever seen.
Labotsibeni Gwamile LaMdluliWhen her husband inadvertently sold the country to colonial forces, this queen spent the rest of her life getting it back.
Collection: Women of STEM >
Zelia NuttallThis single mom developed the field of Mexican archaeology, while fiercely protecting it from the sleazy and opportunistic.
HypatiaThe first female mathematician in recorded history, and one of the luminaries of the ancient world - but her grisly death at the hands of a mob was only the start of her troubles.
Susan la Flesche PicotteThe first Native American medical doctor endured back-breaking labor, years spent alone, and institutional racism to better the lives of her people.
Collection: LGBT Figures >