Picture this: it’s 1811. They publish Sense and Sensibility. Ludwig von Beethoven works on his seventh symphony. Napoleon Bonaparte is the First Consul, the Emperor of France. People used horse-drawn carriages to get from one place to another. They teach women a little reading and writing. Women wear modest, long flowing dresses and are expected…… Continue reading The Fearless First Female Professional Balloonist
Today we celebrate a woman who invented a practical and helpful device for moms and babies, the Boater. But Marion Donovan was more than an inventor for mothers. Babies in cloth diapersFOTO:FORTEPAN / UVATERV, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons Born with the Right Genes Her father and uncle were inventors, so it’s no surprise that…… Continue reading More than an Inventor for Mothers
Leila Daughtery-Denmark believes doctors are born, not made. She became a pediatrician. She was born to save children from whooping cough.
Empowered women come in all sizes, shapes, colors, and interests. Patty (Tasker) Morris is such a woman. We know little about Patty. But we know she was, if not the first, one of the first women on the National Ski Patrol. First Skis Patty Tasker got her first pair of skis from her father when…… Continue reading One of the First Women on the National Ski Patrol