The Pro Skateboarder Who Teaches BalletShe started skateboarding to get closer to her family. Now she competes against the best in the world as one of the oldest skaters, and only women, on the field.
The last fluent speaker of WukchumniThe last fluent speaker of her language, she's spent years preserving and teaching it to others.
The Chemist Who's Mapping the Periodic TableShaughnessy leads the team that helped discover six of the elements of the periodic table.
Avitatrix, Nuclear Physicist, OverachieverMaggie Gee was one of only two Chinese-American women to fly for the military in WW2. After the war, she went on to be a nuclear physicist, because, I'm guessing, her previous job had somehow not been hard enough.
America's oldest park rangerAmerica's most seasoned ranger, at 93, advocates fiercely for young women of color everywhere.
The Woman Building a Company Around Menstrual BloodTariyal, along with her friend Stephen Gire, has co-founded a startup company, NextGen Jane, to gather medical information from the blood in tampons.
The Programmer Who Leveled the Playing FieldAfter facing hiring discrimination in the software engineering field, she made an app for that: Blendoor, which masks personal details of job applicants, so they can be hired based on their merits.
Judo's greatest female practitionerKeiko Fukuda was the only woman to ever be awarded the highest degree black belt in Judo — and she did so in her late 90s. She gave up marriage, she gave up motherhood, she gave up everything for her love of Judo. All this, starting in a time when women didn’t even show their legs. This is a documentary about her remarkable life.
The Bronze Blonde BombshellJoyce Bryant never had any record hits, didn't appear in any films, but to the people of the 50s, this now-obscure "blonde bombshell" singer was unforgettable.
Spy, smuggler, saboteur, partisan: this Jewish woman refused to go like a lamb to the slaughter, and fought the Nazis tooth and nail... even after the war, when she, alongside others, poisoned thousands of Nazi POWs in a revenge plot.
As a Holocaust survivor, her poetry was too dark for some, but it was perfect for death metal.
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.”
One of the first Indian women to practice law, she fought against -- and inside of -- a system that held no room for her.
Born without arms or legs, this artist learned to write, sew, and paint with her mouth - and came to work for kings and queens.
Forced to marry a mobster, she escaped, ran for parliament and won -- while obscuring her face. But now, she's showing it freely.
Fifty years before women got the federal right to vote, this legal agent became “the terror of all rogues.”
Although her tribe was destroyed and she was forced into an unwanted marriage, this indomitable woman came to run the world's largest empire - with a woman as her companion.
This Mongol stood up to the most fearsome man in the world and in so doing, prevented a genocide.
Without training, this 13-year-old shattered world records for running in 1967 -- unfortunately, it happened shortly after Kathrine Switzer's headline-making Boston marathon entry, and Mancuso's feat was all but forgotten.
Sigrid the Haughty
When some scrubs hit on her, she burnt them alive. When a king slapped her across the face, she obliterated his kingdom. Sigrid the Haughty was not to be messed with.
The world's fiercest all-female fighting force, and the incredible legend of how they rescued their deposed queen from slavery in Brazil.
Olympias of Macedon
The much-maligned woman fought tooth and nail to position her son, Alexander, to become "the Great" - and herself in the process.
The only female emperor of China in history, her ruthless rise to power makes Game of Thrones look like a day at the beach.
When her kid was stolen from her, this ex-slave successfully sued to get him back; she then went on to become a forceful speaker for abolition across the United States.