Researchers believe Duval, whose experimental cartooning has been hitherto largely unrecognized, had no training and relied upon her previous life as a stage actress to capture characters on paper.
The UK's First Female Supreme Court PresidentOn appointment to the Lords, she had created a coat of arms bearing the motto Omnia Feminae Aequissimae, meaning “women are equal to everything.”
Survival ExpertShe can climb, abseil, start a fire with a tampon, and catch a fish with her bare hands, making her more than qualified to survive the zombie apocalypse.
Advocate for the Women of the Magdalene LaundriesMaeve O'Rourke served as the only lawyer for the group Justce for Magdalenes, presenting information to the United Nations which compelled Ireland to finally investigate the Magdalene laundries.
77-Year-Old Ballerina"Life is too short not to do what you want to do... It's never too late. So start doing what you love doing now."
Champion Lady Motorist of the WorldLevitt was one of the first female racers, and worked to popularize driving and cars among women.
The First Woman to Win the Pritzker Architecture PrizeZaha Hadid, the first woman to earn Pritzker Prize, architecture's Nobel, passed away on March 31, 2016.
Iran's First Female TriathleteGerami wanted to represent Iran in triathlons, but the Iran Triathlon Federation wouldn't support her because of clothes. So she worked for months to design a hijab she could compete in.
Pioneering Aviation EngineerThis engineer fixed a flaw in the allies' planes, allowing them to dive just as well as the Germans' - an innovation instrumental to winning the war.
Sikh Anti-Bullying AdvocateA woman with a disorder that causes male pattern hair growth in women, she bravely maintains the Sikh tenets against hair removal, in spite of the bullying she receives.
The Pioneering Cartoonist That History ForgotOne of the first to push the limits of the format, Duval was a cartoonist long forgotten afterward.
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.
One of the most famous women in American history, this hyper-capable Shoshone woman walked across America with a baby strapped to her back, in order to map it.
When an oppressive regime threatened her home, this Samoan war goddess took matters into her own hands.
Marguerite de Bressieux
When soldiers sexually assaulted her and others, this woman donned armor and got revenge.
When a firebreathing shapeshifting hippo menaced her people, this shaman faced it down in a magic battle - and then hurled it into space.
A'isha bint abi Bakr
Independent, bold wife of the Prophet Muhammad, she led armies in the Battle of the Camel and was one of…