Fort constructs mobile shelters and grows food to help out the homeless.
In 1968, the tests to determine whether someone was pregnant were done in labs, and the results sent to a doctor, who would relay it to the patient--a process which could take weeks. Margaret Crane changed that.
Parcak uses satellite imaging to identify potential archaeological sites. Now she wants to crowdsource that.
During World War II, Geulen moved Jewish children to Christian families. After the war, she used the records she had kept to reunite the children with any surviving family.
She 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.
In Japan, a severed pinkie brands you as a yakuza member. Fukushima makes prosthetics that help them cover that and move on from their past.
Rita Levi-Montalcini had to deal with patriarchal disapproval, Fascist anti-Semitism, misogyny and war before earning a Nobel Prize for discovering nerve growth factor. Says she, "If I had not been discriminated against or had not suffered persecution, I would never have received the Nobel Prize."