Meet 33 amazing women in my latest coloring book for grown-ups.
Cleopatra, Pharoah of Egypt, was a savvy politician and leader who made alliances, both romantic and political, with Rome. More.
Empress Wu Zetian was the only female leader of China for four millennia. More.
Christine de Pizan
Christine de Pizan was the first woman in recorded history to earn her living as a writer. More.
Elizabeth I realized early on that power was a tricky thing to hold on to. More.
The first published African-American poet at age 17. Her only book was printed in England and circulated in the New World. More.
Isabella Bird was an intrepid traveler and writer who ventured as far as Tibet and the Hawaiian Islands. More.
Dame Freya Stark
Freya Stark was the first European to travel to many parts of the Middle East. More.
Marie Curie won the Nobel Prize twice for her work with radioactivity—a term that she coined. More.
A painter and artist, Natalia Goncharova created sets and costumes for Daghliev’s Ballets Russes in 1920s Paris. More.
A prolific writer for the screen in early Hollywood, Frances Marion is credited with writing over 300 scripts, 130 of which were made into feature films. More.
“America’s Sweetheart” Mary Pickford was a film actress and one of the co-founders of United Artists, a film distribution company. More.
I am too afraid to write a blurb on Dorothy Parker. Her ghost might haunt me with criticism like this. Yikes! Raisins! More.
Margaret Mead sexied up anthropology. More.
The “Creole Goddess” of Paris escaped at least one early marriage by joining a traveling vaudeville act. More.
Broadway actress Arlene Francis became the first woman to host a television show. More.
Carlene Maley Hutchins
Carlene Maley Hutchins wrote a book on DNA and a children’s book on the moon moth. She also became a violin maker, or luthier, and crafted a perfect octet of string instruments. More.
THREE HEROS OF WWII
Noor Inayat Khan
Noor Inayat Khan, writer and harp player, became a radio operator in occupied France. More.
A German student, Sophie Scholl was caught distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets for the White Rose anti-violence resistance group at the University of Munich. More.
The “Girl with the Red Hair,” Jannetje Johanna Schaft was a highly effective Dutch resistance fighter carrying out multiple attacks on Nazis and collaborators in Haarlem. More.
THE BEEHIVE LADIES
Margaret Vinci Heldt
These six women were the programmers of E.N.I.A.C. (Electronic Numeric Integrator and Computer), the first general-use computer. More.
Betty Jean Jennings Bartik
Kathleen McNulty Mauchly Antonelli
Ruth Lichterman Teitelbaum
Frances Bilas Spence
Marlyn Wescoff Meltzer
Betty Snyder Holberton
The esteemed primatologist studied and eventually was killed protecting the lowland gorillas of the Virunga Mountains in Rwanda. More.