Throw like a girl, indeed.
The Woman who Wants to Use Sex Work to Fund AdvocacyKrys wants to use sex work to fund future ventures, including a YouTube show, an online store for trans-friendly sex toys, and a line of gender-non-conforming clothes and lingerie.
Founder of Girls Auto ClinicBanks earned her mechanic's license and started a business to teach other women the basics of car maintenance, as well as performing auto maintenance and repair, to combat mechanics who lie and upsell to female customers.
The Queen of CodeRear Admiral “Amazing” Grace Hopper was one of the first (and finest) computer programmers in history. She created the first compiler and spearheaded the creation of one of the first compiled computer languages. She was also a badass mofo.
Modest billionaire tycoonThe modest head of America's largest woman-owned business is a billionaire - but she'd rather you not call her that.
The Queen of ColdModern-day refrigerated shipping is a marvel of science, technology, and hard work: much of which came from Barbara Pratt, who spent years living in a shipping container and doing experiments to perfect the shipping process.
The Journalist Who Took On The Tycoon30 years after John Rockefeller Sr laid her family low with his shady deals, she laid him low with her journalism.
11-year-old cryptographic entrepreneurWhen her mother started paying her to generate secure passwords, she realized other people would do the same.
The First Person in a Wheelchair to Perform on BroadwayAli Stroker became the first person in a wheelchair to perform on Broadway after her debut as Anna in "Spring Awakening."
A Doctor in Auschwitz"I learned that [pregnant women] were all taken to the research block to be used as guinea pigs, and then two lives would be thrown into the crematorium. I decided that never again would there be a pregnant woman in Auschwitz.''
As a Holocaust survivor, her poetry was too dark for some, but it was perfect for death metal.
At age 101, this woman was one of the last surviving female pilots from WW2, and older than the Royal Air Force by one year - she died today.
She wrote 270 Wikipedia articles in a single year -- “I had a target for doing one a day, but sometimes I get too excited and do three.”
Miriam O’Brien Underhill
Men? Mountaineer Miriam O'Brien Underhill Don't Need No Stinkin' Men - She pioneered and argued for "manless" climbing in a…
She was attacked while putting up a “Women who behave rarely make history” bumper sticker on her truck. No, seriously.
Mary Ann Shadd Cary
She was the first black woman in North America to edit and publish a newspaper, one of the first black female lawyers in the United States and an advocate for granting women the right to vote.
She’s the first female composer to score a major superhero movie, with the female-led Captain Marvel.
Forced to marry a mobster, she escaped, ran for parliament and won -- while obscuring her face. But now, she's showing it freely.
The publisher of America's first newspaper by and for women - and someone sadly overshadowed by her more-famous contemporaries.
This 15-year-old Pakistani girl who drives motorcycles, rickshaws, and garbage trucks to help earn money for her family. She is also a medal-winning boxer and a teacher.
The ghost of a tragically-murdered young child come back to haunt her mother in post-slavery America.
Te Puea Herangi
The reluctant royal who became the Maori's greatest leader.
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.
Ludicrously over-accomplished athlete who invented flying ambulances and won the only gold medal ever awarded by the French Academy of Sports for "all sports" - yes, all of them.
Viking princess who decided she'd rather be a pirate than get married.