The first female Chinese American physician in California, Margaret Chung was a healer, a patriot, a political activist, a humanitarian, a socialite and a “Mom” to hundreds of military pilots who served in the 30s and 40s. Continue reading “First in their Field: Margaret Chung”
“The world is wide, and I will not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.” – Frances Willard Continue reading “First in Their Field: Frances Willard”
In 1909 Lyda Conley became the first Native American woman admitted to argue a case before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Before Mary Shelley and Frankenstein there was another woman who wrote of supernatural horrors. Continue reading “The Mother of Gothic Literature”
Riddle was one of the first Native American women acknowledged by the United States Congress for her actions in time of war. Continue reading “First in Their Field: Toby Riddle”
As a teenager Rose O’Neill started her career as an illustrator in New York City, eventually becoming the first women published cartoonist in the United States. Continue reading “First in Their Field: Rose O’Neill”
In every field, someone has to be the first. Often, we know their names. Sally Ride. Amelia Earhart. Marie Curie. But often, their names aren’t known – either because we don’t know who was the first to break a particular barrier, or because the story just hasn’t been told often enough. Continue reading “First in Their Field: Kate Warne”
Julia Morgan was a groundbreaking female architect who worked on over 700 buildings during her epic career, paving the way for women in a male-dominated profession. Continue reading “First in Their Field: Julia Morgan”
Baroness Bertha von Suttner was the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, making her the second female Nobel laureate after Marie Curie who was awarded her first prize in 1903. Von Suttner was also the first Austrian laureate.
One of the most famous faces in America during the early 1900s yet it took a while for people to know her name. Continue reading “First in their Field: Florence Lawrence”