From the first settlers who came to our shores, from the first American Indian families who befriended them, men and women have worked together to build this nation. Too often the women were unsung and sometimes their contributions went unnoticed. But the achievements, leadership, courage, strength and love of the women who built America was as vital as that of the men whose names we know so well… 'Women’s History is Women’s Right.' It is an essential and indispensable heritage from which we can draw pride, comfort, courage, and long-range vision….” — President Jimmy Carter, February 1980.
Dr. Marie CurieThe first and only woman to receive the Nobel Prize twice.
Dr. Lise MeitnerThe “mother of nuclear fission.”
Dr. Leona Woods Marshall LibbyThe only female member of the Chicago Pile.
Dr. Liane B RussellGeneticist and an advocate for conservation.
Last updated: April 3, 2017