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Jane Addams. In 1931 she became the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and is recognized as the founder of the social work profession in the United States.

Jane Addams. In 1931 she became the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and is recognized as the founder of the social work profession in the United States.

Leymah Gbowee of Liberia was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, along with Johnson Sirleaf  and Tawakel Karman of Yemen. The women were recognized "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work.

Leymah Gbowee of Liberia was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, along with Johnson Sirleaf and Tawakel Karman of Yemen. The women were recognized "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work.

Victoria Claflin Woodhull, born in 1838, married at age fifteen to an alcoholic and womanizer. She became the first woman to establish a brokerage firm on Wall Street and played an active role in the woman's suffrage movement. She became the first woman to run for President of the United States in 1872. Her name is largely lost in history. Few recognize her name and accomplishments.

Victoria Claflin Woodhull, born in 1838, married at age fifteen to an alcoholic and womanizer. She became the first woman to establish a brokerage firm on Wall Street and played an active role in the woman's suffrage movement. She became the first woman to run for President of the United States in 1872. Her name is largely lost in history. Few recognize her name and accomplishments.

Tawakel Karmen of Yemen was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, jointly with Leymah Gbowee of Liberia and Johnson Sirleaf. The women were recognized "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work.

Tawakel Karmen of Yemen was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, jointly with Leymah Gbowee of Liberia and Johnson Sirleaf. The women were recognized "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work.

30 Photos: Women At Work During World War II.

Women At Work During World War II

30 Photos: Women At Work During World War II.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Sirleaf was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, jointly with Leymah Gbowee of Liberia and Tawakel Karman of Yemen. The women were recognized "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Sirleaf was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, jointly with Leymah Gbowee of Liberia and Tawakel Karman of Yemen. The women were recognized "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work.

Shirin Ebadi (Persian: شيرين عبادى‎ Širin Ebādi; born 21 June 1947) is an Iranian lawyer, a former judge and human rights activist and founder of Defenders of Human Rights Center in Iran. On 10 October 2003, Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her significant and pioneering efforts for democracy and human rights, especially women's, children's, and refugee rights. She was the first ever Iranian to receive the prize

Shirin Ebadi (Persian: شيرين عبادى‎ Širin Ebādi; born 21 June 1947) is an Iranian lawyer, a former judge and human rights activist and founder of Defenders of Human Rights Center in Iran. On 10 October 2003, Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her significant and pioneering efforts for democracy and human rights, especially women's, children's, and refugee rights. She was the first ever Iranian to receive the prize

Mathematician Margaret Rock joined Bletchley Park on 15 April 1940 and was selected to work in Dillwyn (Dilly) Knox’s Research Section, a small team tasked with breaking untried ‘Enigma machine variations’ and later the German Abwehr Enigmas. Margaret received an MBE for her services to the country in 1945.

Mathematician Margaret Rock joined Bletchley Park on 15 April 1940 and was selected to work in Dillwyn (Dilly) Knox’s Research Section, a small team tasked with breaking untried ‘Enigma machine variations’ and later the German Abwehr Enigmas. Margaret received an MBE for her services to the country in 1945.

Madeleine L'Engle (November 29, 1918 – September 6, 2007[1]) was an American writer best known for young-adult fiction, particularly the Newbery Medal-winning A Wrinkle in Time and its sequels: A Wind in the Door, National Book Award-winning, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time. Her works reflect both her Christian faith and her strong interest in modern science.

Madeleine L'Engle (November 29, 1918 – September 6, 2007[1]) was an American writer best known for young-adult fiction, particularly the Newbery Medal-winning A Wrinkle in Time and its sequels: A Wind in the Door, National Book Award-winning, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time. Her works reflect both her Christian faith and her strong interest in modern science.

Simone de Beauvoir, New York, 1957. "Beauvoir argued that men had made women the "Other" in society by putting a false aura of "mystery" around them. She argued that men used this as an excuse not to understand women or their problems and not to help them... She wrote that this also happened on the basis of other categories, such as race, class, and religion, but that it was nowhere more true than with sex"

Simone de Beauvoir, New York, 1957. "Beauvoir argued that men had made women the "Other" in society by putting a false aura of "mystery" around them. She argued that men used this as an excuse not to understand women or their problems and not to help them... She wrote that this also happened on the basis of other categories, such as race, class, and religion, but that it was nowhere more true than with sex"

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