Collection: Jews >
Emmy NoetherRevolutionized the field of mathematics, yet was persecuted for being Jewish and paid a pittance for her visionary teaching work.
Sonya Golden HandRussia's greatest female thief was so slippery that even once she was re-captured after escaping from a Siberian prison, nobody was totally sure it was her.
Rosalind FranklinThe three men who accepted the Nobel Prize for "the most important scientific discovery of the 20th century" neglected to mention one thing: they owed much of their success to one brash, brilliant, and overlooked female scientist.
Micaela Almonester (1795-1874)
The Survivor Baroness of New Orleans
After decades of gaslighting and emotional abuse at the hands of her in-laws, this iron-willed woman survived being shot four times point blank, won a separation from her husband, and became one of the most respected business icons in New Orleans.
Collection: Activists >
The Mirabal SistersWhen a cruel dictator ruined this Dominican Republic family, these sisters gave their lives to end his.
Nellie BlyDaring journalist who infiltrated insane asylums, exposed slavery rings, and raced around the world in under 80 days.
AgnodiceAfter disguising herself as a man to be the physician women needed, she was put on trial – and won.
Collection: Martyrs >