Amelia Earhart (disappeared 1937) was a noted American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first woman to receive the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross, awarded for becoming the first woman pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.
Simone de Beauvoir, Paris, 1957 (Irving Penn): a French existentialist philosopher, public intellectual, political activist, feminist theorist and social theorist. Perhaps best known for her treatise "The Second Sex," a detailed analysis of women's oppression