September 23, 2019
Today’s STEMinist is Hedy Lamarr (1914-2000), actress and mother of Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth.
September 20, 2019
Today’s STEMinist is Mary Kenner (1912-2006), inventor of the sanitary belt.
September 19, 2019
Today’s STEMinist is Irene Joliot-Curie (1897-1956), Nobel Prize winning scientist who discovered artificial radioactivity with her husband.
September 18, 2019
Today’s STEMinist is Katherine Johnson (1918-present), mathematician who calculated orbital mechanics that were instrumental in the first American space flights.
September 17, 2019
Today’s STEMinist is Mae Carol Jemison (1956-present), engineer, physician and astronaut who became the first Black woman in space.
September 16, 2019
Today’s STEMinist is Hypatia of Alexandria (c. 355-415), a renowned philosopher, mathematician and scientist.
September 14, 2019
The Encyclopedia Womannica team speaks with a modern day STEMinist from Disney whose team partnered with General Assembly on Disney’s CODE:Rosie program, which helped create opportunities for diverse engineers through re-skilling existing employees. Special thanks to General Assembly for sponsoring this week of Encyclopedia Womannica. General Assembly is arming individuals and teams today with the skills they need to be the STEMinists of tomorrow.
September 13, 2019
Today’s STEMinist is Virginia Holsinger (1937-2009), the food scientist responsible for inventing lactose-free milk.
September 12, 2019
Today's STEMinist is Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958), chemist and x-ray crystallographer whose work was vital in the discovery of DNA's molecular structure.
September 11, 2019
Today’s STEMinist is Mildred Dresselhaus (1930-2017), the “Queen of Carbon Science.”
September 10, 2019
Today’s STEMinist is Marie Curie (1867-1934), the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the only person to win Nobel Prizes in two scientific fields.
September 9, 2019
Today’s STEMinist is Gerty Cori (1896-1957), biochemist whose research earned her a Nobel Prize.
September 7, 2019
The Encyclopedia Womannica team speaks with a modern day STEMinist from Bloomberg whose team partnered with General Assembly to upskill. Special thanks to General Assembly for sponsoring this week of Encyclopedia Womannica. General Assembly is arming individuals and teams today with the skills they need to be the STEMinists of tomorrow.
September 6, 2019
Today’s STEMinist is Marie Colinet (1560-1640), surgeon and midwife who developed new medical techniques including the modern C-section.
September 5, 2019
Today’s STEMinist is Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941), American astronomer who developed a major star classification system.
September 4, 2019
Today's STEMinist is Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910), the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States and a pioneering force in medical education for women.
September 3, 2019
Today’s STEMinist is Martine Bertereau (c. 1600-1642), the first recorded female mineralogist.
September 2, 2019
Today’s STEMinist is Louisa Atkinson (1834-1872), an Australian botanist whose many discoveries and illustrations made her a groundbreaking force during the early days of Australia.
August 30, 2019
Today’s villainess is Thelma Wright (1950s-present), Philadelphia-based Queen-pin turned speaker and activist.
August 29, 2019
Today’s villainess is Mary Surratt (1823-1865), the first woman executed by the U.S. federal government, for allegedly conspiring to assassinate President Lincoln.
August 28, 2019
Today’s villainess is Belle Starr (1848-1889), a legendary outlaw of the Wild West.
August 27, 2019
Today’s villainess is Ching Shih (1775-1844), the legendary Chinese pirate who led a massive fleet of underlings.
August 26, 2019
Today’s villainess is Dorothea Puente (1929-2011), serial-killer and landlady.
August 23, 2019
Today’s villainess is Seema Parihar (1970-present), Indian bandit-turned-politician.
August 22, 2019
Today’s villainess is Bonnie Nettles (1927-1985), co-founder of the Heaven’s Gate cult, whose members committed mass suicide.
August 21, 2019
Today’s villainess is Credonia Mwerinde (1952-present), Ugandan cult leader who is suspected of brutally killing hundreds of her followers.
August 20, 2019
Today’s villainess is Imelda Marcos (1929-present), politician and wife of former Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
August 19, 2019
Today’s villainess is Patricia Krenwinkel (1947-present), member of the infamous Manson Family. Special thanks to guest host Sosie Bacon!
August 17, 2019
Today’s villainess is Kristina Svechinskaya, (1989-present), dubbed “the world’s sexiest computer hacker.” Special thanks to Wix for sponsoring this bonus episode of Encyclopedia Womannica.
August 16, 2019
Today’s villainess is Ilse Koch (1906-1967), a notoriously sadistic Nazi who was called with Witch of Buchenwald.
August 15, 2019
Today’s villainess is Sarah Howe (c. 1826-1892), a fraudster known for carrying out financial crimes well before Ponzi.
August 14, 2019
Today’s villainess is Virginia Hill (1916-1966), deemed by some “the Queen of the Mob.”
August 13, 2019
Today’s villainess is Sadie Farrell, aka Sadie the Goat (c. 1869), robber and New York river pirate.
August 12, 2019
Today’s villainess is Moll Cutpurse, (1584-1659), legendary pickpocket, performer, and black market dealer.
August 9, 2019
Today’s villainess is Charlotte Corday (1768-1793), assassin of French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat.
August 8, 2019
Today’s villainess is Lizzie Borden (1860-1927), famous suspected axe murderer.
August 7, 2019
Today’s villainess is Anne Bonny (around 1698-around 1782), one of the only female pirates in the Western world.
August 6, 2019
Today’s villainess is Griselda Blanco (1943-2012), the "Queen of Narco-Trafficking," a notorious drug lord of the Medellin Cartel.
August 5, 2019
Today’s villainess is Elizabeth Bathory (1560 - 1614), a countess accused of murdering hundreds of women.
August 2, 2019
Today’s villainess is Ma Barker (1873 - 1935), the matriarch of the infamous Barker-Karpis Gang.
August 1, 2019
Today’s villainess is Susan Alamo (1925-1982), co-founder of the Alamo Christian Foundation.
July 31, 2019
Today’s dreamer is Shirley Temple (1928-2014), child actress, singer, dancer, businesswoman and diplomat.
July 30, 2019
Today’s dreamer is Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), American writer and abolitionist.
July 29, 2019
Today’s dreamer is Mary Sidney (1561-1621), English scholar, patron, and poet.
July 27, 2019
Encyclopedia Womannica's Jenny Kaplan talks about the connection between sleep and creativity, exemplified by incredible dreamers profiled this month. Special thanks to Casper for sponsoring this month of Encyclopedia Womannica.
July 26, 2019
Today’s dreamer is Gilda Radner (1946-1989), American comedian and actress who was an original SNL cast member.
July 25, 2019
Today’s dreamer is Li Qingzhao (1084-1155), one of China's greatest poets.
July 24, 2019
Today’s dreamer is Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), American writer, critic, and poet.
July 23, 2019
Today’s dreamer is Anna Mary Moses, aka Grandma Moses (1860 - 1961), an American folk artist.
July 22, 2019
Today’s dreamer is Hattie McDaniel (1895-1952), American actress, singer, songwriter, and comedian.
July 20, 2019
Encyclopedia Womannica's Jenny Kaplan talks about the connection between sleep and creativity, exemplified by incredible dreamer Minnie Evans. Special thanks to Casper for sponsoring this month of Encyclopedia Womannica.
July 19, 2019
Today’s dreamer is Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), Mexican artist who painted portraits and used the nature and artifacts of Mexico as inspiration.
July 18, 2019
Today’s dreamer is Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), prominent author and anthropologist.
July 17, 2019
Today’s dreamer is Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996), the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century.
July 16, 2019
Today’s dreamer is Minnie Evans (1892-1987), pioneering African American artist who specialized in surrealist art.
July 15, 2019
Today’s dreamer is Camille Claudel (1864-1943), accomplished sculptor.
July 13, 2019
Encyclopedia Womannica's Jenny Kaplan talks about what happens to our minds when the body is at rest. Sleep is essential for turning dreams into reality. Special thanks to Casper for sponsoring this month of Encyclopedia Womannica.
July 12, 2019
Today’s dreamer is Agatha Christie (1890-1976), master of mystery.
July 11, 2019
Today’s dreamer is Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), American Impressionist painter and printmaker.
July 10, 2019
Today’s dreamer is Carole Byard (1941-2017), award-winning visual artist, illustrator of children’s books, photographer, and advocate for other black artists.
July 9, 2019
Today’s dreamer is Selma Burke (1900-1995), American sculptor and member of the Harlem Renaissance.
July 8, 2019
Today’s dreamer is Bertha Beckmann (1815-1901), professional photographer.
July 5, 2019
Encyclopedia Womannica's Jenny Kaplan and Liz Kaplan talk about their creative process. Special thanks to Casper for sponsoring this month of Encyclopedia Womannica.
July 5, 2019
Today’s dreamer is Sofonisba Anguissola (1532-1625), a Renaissance painter.
July 4, 2019
In honor of July 4th, today's dreamer is Maya Angelou (1928-2014), American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist.
July 3, 2019
Today’s dreamer is Isabella Andreini (1562-1604), actress, poet, musician, and playwright.
July 2, 2019
Today's dreamer is Chilean writer Isabel Allende (1942-present).
July 1, 2019
Today’s dreamer is Al-Khansa (575-646 BCE), the best known female poet in Arabic literature.
June 28, 2019
Today’s pioneer is Victoria Woodhull (1838-1927), the first woman to run for president of the United States.
June 27, 2019
Today’s pioneer is Queen Victoria (1819-1901), the Grandmother of Europe.
June 26, 2019
Today’s pioneer is Valentina Tereshkova (1937-present), the first woman to go to space.
June 25, 2019
Today’s pioneer is Mary Shadd Cary (1823-1893), an educator, abolitionist and suffragist who was also the first Black newspaper publisher in Canada.
June 24, 2019
Today’s pioneer is Murasaki Shikibu (978-1014), author of what may have been the world's first novel, “The Tale of Genji.”
June 21, 2019
Today’s pioneer is Sybilla Righton Masters (1675 - 1720), the first person in the American Colonies to be given a patent and the inventor of grits.
June 20, 2019
Today’s Pioneer is Mary Pickford (1892 - 1979), the original Hollywood Icon.
June 19, 2019
Today’s pioneer is Ethel Payne (1911 - 1991), the “First Lady of the Black Press.”
June 18, 2019
Today’s Pioneer is Sandra Day O’Connor (1930 - present), the first woman to ever serve as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
June 17, 2019
Today’s pioneer is Miriam Makeba, also known as Mama Africa (1932 - 2008). She was a singer, songwriter, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil rights activist.
June 14, 2019
Today’s pioneer is Wangari Maathai (1940 - 2011), an environmental and women’s rights activist who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.
June 13, 2019
Today’s pioneer is Frances Glessner Lee (1878 - 1962), the mother of modern forensic science.
June 12, 2019
Today’s pioneer is Ruth Bader Ginsburg, aka The Notorious RBG (1933 - present).
June 11, 2019
Today’s pioneer is Fatima al-Fihri (800-880 CE). Fatima founded the first degree-awarding educational institution in the world.
June 10, 2019
Today’s pioneer Geraldine Ferraro (1935 - 2011), the first woman to be nominated for Vice President by a major political party.
June 7, 2019
Today’s Pioneer is Olivia de Havilland (1916 - present). You may know her as Melanie from Gone With The Wind, but her accomplishments went far beyond the movie. She revolutionized the Old Hollywood System.
June 6, 2019
Today’s Pioneer is Coccinelle (1931 - 2006). A pioneering actress, entertainer, singer, and activist, Coccinelle left her mark on France and around the world.
June 5, 2019
Today’s Pioneer is Shirley Chisholm (1924 - 2005). This bold leader had a passionate career as a civil servant and was the first African American U.S. Congresswoman.
June 4, 2019
Today’s Pioneer is Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964). We’re talking about the marine biologist, conservationist, and author, who catalyzed the global environmental movement.
June 3, 2019
Today’s Pioneer is Lucille Ball (1911 - 1989). As an actress, comedian, model, studio exec, and producer, she forged her own way and changed Hollywood forever.
May 29, 2019
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