Notable Women Presented by Mrs. Kuronya’s Class Annie Oakley Performer • In a contest she defeated the noted marksman and vaudeville star Frank .E. Butler who married her and became her manager. • In 1901 she was partially paralyzed in a railroad accident but continued delight audiences. As a major attraction of Buffalo Bills Wild West Show she performed remarkable feats of marksmanship. Jane Goodall Ethnologist, Biologist • After working with Lois Leakey, she established a research camp in the Gombe Stream Game Reserve, a national park in Tanzania, to study chimpanzee behavior. • She kept records of the chimps movements, and social interactions.. Ella Fitzgevald Jazz singer, Actress • Ella sold over one million albums. • Ella traveled to Asia, Europe and the United States for world tours. Elizabeth Blackwell Doctor • Elizabeth was the First woman to get a medical degree in the U.S.A. • Elizabeth became a professor of gynecology at the London school of medicine for women. Beverly Sills Director, Singer •She appeared in over 50 operas. •Beverly directed the New York city operas. Sarah Winnemucca fought for Indian rights author • Sarah fought for Indian rights at the White house in Washington D.C. • Sarah traveled to speak with President Rutherford Hayes. Sylvia Porter Author • Paper’s Financial reporter • Expert on government bonds Coco Chanel Fashion Designer • Popular • Millinery Shop Susan Butcher Sled dog racer • 4 Time winner • Died Aug 5 Emma Lazarus Poet • She wrote essays and book of poems. Julia Child cooking teacher, author, television personalityFrench • She learned cooking while her husband was in the diplomatic service in France in the late 1940s. • She also hosted a series of educational television programs; the best known, The French Chef, transformed Mary Kay business executive • She was the founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, one of the largest beauty product firms in the United States • She was born in Hotwell, Texas Maya Lynn Architect/Artist • Maya Lynn was still an under graduate at Yale University when she designed the Vietnam war Veteran’s memorial. • The memorial became the most visited monument in Washington, D.C. Dorothy Parker • Verse writer • She made a book called Enough Rope • She served as a drama critic for Vanity Fair Rosa Parks Civil Rights Person • She was awarded the • congressional Gold Medal, congress’s highest honor , in 1999. • On December 1,1995, she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a municipal bus to a white man. Valentina Tereshkova • Astronaut • Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkovea was launched into outer space aboard the vostok6 on 16 June 1963. • Becoming the first woman to visit outer space. Maya Angelou Writer, Poet, Performer She is a African- American writer. She is a performer. Taylor Caldwell novelist • She is a American novelist • Her best selling works ranged from romance to satire. Mary Quant fashion designer She turned the world up- side down with her designs. Louisa May Alcott Author • She was a civil war nurse and published Hospital Sketches. • Louisa May Alcott was the writer of Little Women. Mary McLeod Bethune American Educator • She was the 17th child of former slaves. • She founded Bethune- Cookman College. Bessie Coleman. Aviator. • Bessie Coleman picked cotton as a child. • Bessie Coleman graduated from high school, moved to Chicago were she worked in a Bar- Bar shop. Juliette Gordon Low Fonder of Girl Scouts She was partially deaf in one ear. When she died the was over 165,000 million girl scouts. Isabella Lucy Bishop English traveler, Writer She wrote books. She founded several hospitals. She was the first woman member fo the Royal Geographical Society. Elizabeth Cady Stanton American Reformer Elizabeth was a brilliant orator. Elizabeth was journalist. She was a leader of the woman suffrage movement. Frances Perkins Secretary of labor She worked at Hull house. She became an authority. Katherine Anne Porter Writer She is regarded as a master of the short story. Her first long novel was published in 1962. Helen Keller Blind, and Deaf Anne Sullivan was Helen's teacher. Helen was blind and deaf from an undiagnosed Lillian Gilbreth consulting engineer, household efficiency expert She raised 12 children. She wrote books. Marian Anderson, Opera singer the first black • She was singer at the White House. • She sang at the Lincoln Memorial in 1955. Emma Lazarus Poet • She wrote a sonnet about the statue of liberty. • She became a impassioned spokeswoman. Sandra Day O'Connor Lawyer, Supreme Court Justice • Sandra Day O’Connor grew up on a cattle farm. • She graduated from Stanford Law School. Amelia earhart American aviator • Amelia was the 1st woman to cross the Atlantic ocean. • She was the 1st person to fly from Honolulu to California. Mary Cassat Painter • Most of her life was spent in France. • She has pictures in public and private galleries in the United States. Wilma Rudolph American Sprinter • She was raised in Tennessee. • She suffered from polio, pneumonia, and scarlet fever. Eleanor Rooseavelt American Humanitarian • Eleanor Roosevelt had five kids. • She conducted a radio program. Jane Addams social worker • An active reformer throughout her career, Jane Addams was a leader in the ”woman’s suffrage and pacifist”. • She was the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Clara Barton started American red cross • In 1865 president Lincoln appointed her to search for missing prisoners. • Among her writings are many books on the red cross. Liz Claiborne fashion designer, business owner She worked as a fashion designer in NY for then she 25 years. J.K. Rowling author • Joanne Rowling is the author of the best- selling Harry Potter of books. Her birthday day is on July 31st Buck Pearl author • In 1949 she founded the Welcome home. • Buck Pearl wrote more than 85 books Edith Head Fashion Designer • Edith Head first started out as a costume designer in Hollywood. • Edith’s last film was the comedy Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid. Evelyn Ashford Track and Field • She was the winner of four Olympic gold medals. • She also won a silver medal. Bessie Smith American Singer • When she started singing she became the favorite singer of jazz public quickly. • She died after an automobile accident while on a tour in Mississippi. Shirley Chisholm Representative • She live in New York and was the first black woman elected to Congress. • She was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety First and to the six succeeding Congress. Annie Smith Peck Mountain Climber • She was born in the 1850`s. • She was born in Providence, RI. Mary Quant Fashion Designer • Quant turned fashion upside down. • She was born in 1930 Joyce Chen chef • Joyce was on a cooking show. She cooked Chinese food. • She started writing Chinese cook books. Claire Bloothe Luce – Her original name was Anne Claire Boothe b. – During the Eisenhower administration, she served as ambassador to Italy. Amelia Bloomer American reformer • She was editor of the Lily. • She made a short dress and they were called Bloomers! Beverly Sills Opera Singer • Beverly Sills appeared in 50 operas. • She served as director of the New York City opera. Judy Blume Author • She wrote stories for children. • She became an author. Rachel Carson Writer • She as a marine biologist and an American writer. • She wrote many sea books. Mary Lyon Educator • She was the founder of Holyoke college. • She taught in Ashfield Mass. Nellie Bly journalist • She was remembered for circling the world in 72 days. • She also landed a job writing Pittsburg dispatch after writing an impressive letter to the editor. Susan Anthony • She was a teacher at age 17 in rural New York State . • She was a leader of the woman – suffrage movement. Beverly Cleary Writer • Beverly Cleary published Henry Huggins, her first book in 1950. • Beverly Cleary has written over 30 books for children. Anne Sullivan Educator • Anne Sullivan was a friend of Helen Keller. • Anne Sullivan also taught Helen Keller. Sally Ride Astrophysicist Astronaut • Sally Ride joined Nasa in 1978. • In 1989 Sally Ride became the first American women in space. Lucille Ball Actress and Producer • She had great success in I Love Lucy. • Her films include Stage Door (1937) and Mame (1974). Janette Rankin • She was active in social work. • She was the first women to serve in Congress. Julia Ward Howe Author and social reformer • Mrs. Howe worked for women suffrage, African- American emancipation and other causes, and helped found a world peace organization. • In November 1861, after watching Union troops march into battle, she wrote the Battle Hymn of the Republic. Helen Hayes Academy and Tony film winner • She started acting when she was 9 years old. • Helen was born in Washington D.C. Grace Murray Hopper Rear admiral, Computer Scientist She joined the United States Naval Reserve in 1943. • While an instructor at Vassar she earned an MA in 1930. Sonja Henie figure skater, gold medalist • She won the 1928 Olympics. • Her routine set a new record. Mae Jemison, Astronaut • She entered space when she served on the crew of the Space Shuttle Endeavor • She attended Sanford University. Barbra Jordan politician, educator • She received a B.A. in history and science from Texas Southern University.