Dame Christabel Harriette Pankhurst, DBE (22 September 1880 – 13 February 1958), was a suffragette born in Manchester, England. A co-founder of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), she directed its militant actions from exile in France from 1912 to 1913.
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Carla Hayden is an American librarian and the 14th Librarian of Congress. She is the first woman and the first African-American to hold the post.
"Libraries are a cornerstone of democracy—where information is free and equally available to everyone. People tend to take that for granted, and they don’t realize what is at stake when that is put at risk."
Jean Gardner Batten (15 September 1909 – 22 November 1982) was New Zealand's greatest aviator. Born in Rotorua, she became the best-known New Zealander of the 1930s, internationally, by making a number of record-breaking solo flights across the world. She made the first-ever solo flight from England to New Zealand in 1936.
"Every flyer who ventures across oceans to distant lands is a potential explorer; in his or her breast burns the same fire that urged adventurers of old to set forth in their sailing-ships for foreign lands."
Renhō Murata (28 November 1967), commonly known mononymously as Renhō, is a Taiwanese Japanese journalist and politician who on September 14th, 2016 became the first female leader elected to Japan’s main opposition Democratic Party. She was a member of the Cabinet of Japan from 2010 to 2012, serving as Minister for Government Revitalization and Minister of State for Consumer Affairs and Food Safety.
Marjorie Lee Browne (September 9, 1914 – October 19, 1979) was a noted mathematics educator. She was one of the first African-American women to receive a doctorate in mathematics.
"I always, always, always liked mathematics. As a child I was rather introverted, and as far back as I can remember I liked mathematics . . . I could do it alone."