Notable Women

					 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 personality
                         • She learned French 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 her into an
                           Emmy-winning public
                           broadcasting star.
    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
         illness at age
          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.