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M ~ Emily Murphy . 1868-1933 Canadian women’s rights activist Persons case: women declared “persons” under Canadian law First woman magistrate. N ~ Florence Nightingale. 1820-1910 Head British nurse during Crimean War General superintendent of the Military Hospitals

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m emily murphy
M ~ Emily Murphy
  • 1868-1933
  • Canadian women’srights activist
  • Persons case: womendeclared “persons”under Canadian law
  • First woman magistrate
n florence nightingale
N ~ Florence Nightingale
  • 1820-1910
  • Head British nurse during Crimean War
  • General superintendentof the Military Hospitals
  • Founder of modernprofession of nursing
o michelle obama
O ~ Michelle Obama
  • 1964-Present
  • First African-AmericanFirst Lady
  • Lawyer (Princeton &Harvard Law)
  • Harvard 100
p eva peron
P ~ Eva Peron
  • 1919-1952
  • First Lady of Argentina
  • Radio, Stage, FilmActress
  • Rights Advocate
q harriet quimby
Q ~ Harriet Quimby
  • 1875-1912
  • Pilot
  • First female to gain Pilotlicensure in U.S.
  • First woman to fly acrossthe English Channel
r sally ride
R ~ Sally Ride
  • 1951-Present
  • Astronaut, scientist,physicist
  • Nationally rankedtennis player
  • First American woman in space
s sacagawea
S ~ Sacagawea
  • Early 1800s
  • Sold as a slave
  • Guided Lewis andClark through theWest
  • Translator
t mother teresa
T ~ Mother Teresa
  • 1910-1997
  • Humanitarian
  • Founded Missionaries ofCharity in India
  • Won Nobel PeacePrize
u eugenie anderson
U ~ Eugenie Anderson
  • 1909-1997
  • U.S. diplomat
  • First U.S. woman appointed chief ofmission atambassador level
v queen victoria
V ~ Queen Victoria
  • 1819-1901
  • Queen of Great Britain
  • Longest rulingmonarch
  • Economic and imperial expansion
  • “Victorian Era”
w oprah winfrey
W ~ Oprah Winfrey
  • News anchor, tv host,actress, philanthropist
  • First African Americantalk show host and woman billionaire
  • Lifetime AchievementAward winner
x st frances xavier
X ~ St. Frances Xavier
  • 1850-1917
  • First American citizen to be canonized by the RCC
  • First American Saint
y kristi yamaguchi
Y ~ Kristi Yamaguchi
  • 1971-Present
  • Figure Skater
  • World Champion
  • Olympic Champion
  • U.S. Olympic H.O.F.
  • Dancing with the Stars Champion
z babe didrikson zaharias
Z ~ Babe Didrikson Zaharias
  • 1911-1956
  • Arguably best/mostversatile female athlete
  • Golf, Basketball,Track and field
  • Won 3 medals in 1932Olympics
resources
Resources
  • Drexel University. (2009). The InternetPublic Library. Retrieved February 21, 2009, from http://www.ipl.org.
  • (2009). Women’s History. Retrieved February 21, 2009, from About website: http://womenshistory.about.com.