Celebrating International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month …
. Valentina Tereshkova:
She was the first woman in Space on the Vostok 6
“If women can be railroad workers in Russia, why can’t they fly in space?” “Once you’ve been in space, you appreciate how small and fragile the Earth is.”
The first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
“Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, but they also get more notoriety when they crash.” “What do dreams know of boundaries?”
She was a female samurai warrior (Onna-Bugeisha).
She was a famous swordswoman, a skilled rider and a superb archer that fought with Minamoto no Yoshinaka in the Genpei war.
Eliza Leonida Zamfirescu:
The world’s first female engineer.
The first woman to win a Nobel Prize
She was also the first person and only woman to win a Nobel Prize twice. She was a physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity.
“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”
An American civil rights activist whom the U.S. Congress called “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement”.
She is considered one of the first female neurosurgeons in the world.
She was a Serbian war heroine who fought in the Balkan Wars and in WWI. She may be the most decorated female soldier in military history.
The only British woman to serve in combat in WWI. She was subsequently promoted to the rank of Sergeant major, and, after the war, to Captain. She was decorated with seven medals.
She held the record for the greatest number of kills by a female fighter pilot. She was the first female fighter pilot to shoot down an enemy plane in WWII and the first of two female fighter pilots to have earned the title of fighter ace.