Collection: Working While Pregnant >
Pope JoanThis 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.
Rebecca LukensFirst her father died. Then her sons. Then her husband. Pregnant, saddled with debt, a failing company, and an overbearing mother, Rebecca Lukens rolled up her sleeves and showed the world what she was made of: iron.
Isabella of FranceAfter years of neglect and abuse from her husband, this queen raised an army and took over England for herself.
Collection: Teachers >
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.
Chiyome MochizukiRecruited widows, orphans, and prostitutes into an all-woman ninja spy group, the largest in Asia at the time.
Emmy NoetherRevolutionized the field of mathematics, yet was persecuted for being Jewish and paid a pittance for her visionary teaching work.
Collection: Defenders >