Krystyna Chojnowska-Liskiewicz. Polish mariner who became the first woman to sail around the world solo and unassisted. From 1976 to 1978, she completed over 31, 000 nautical miles in approx. 400 days. In 1988, Kay Cottee became the first woman to do a solo circumnavigation non-stop, completing the trip in 186 days.
A Guide for Women Solo Traveling the World
Alexandra David-Néel (1868-1969) (née Louise Eugenie Alexandrine Marie David): journaliste, exploratrice, orientaliste, tibétologue, chanteuse d'opéra, franc maçonne... Elle a exploré toute sa vie l'Asie en particulier le Tibet, ce fût la première femme à visiter Lhassa et elle a rencontré le Dalai Lama. Elle est morte à l'âge de 101 ans.
Anousheh Ansari - 2006, Anousheh became the first Muslim woman in space. When asked about what she hoped to achieve on her spaceflight, she said, "I hope to inspire everyone -- especially young people, women and young girls all over the world and in Middle Eastern countries that do not provide women with the same opportunities as men -- to not give up their dreams and to pursue them." #womens #history #muslim #women in #science
Marie Curie - First to receive the Nobel Prize
Denise "Dee" Caffari MBE (born in 1973) is a British sailor, and in 2006 became the first woman to sail single-handedly and non-stop around the world "the wrong way"; westward against the prevailing winds and currents. In February 2009, Caffari completed the Vendée Globe race and set a new record to become the first woman to sail solo, non-stop, around the world in both directions.*
Dame Naomi James the first woman to sail single-handed (ie. solo) around the world via Cape Horn.
Simone Veil, devant l’hémicycle, le 26 novembre 1974défendant la loi pour la liberté de l'avortement.
Elizabeth Blackwell said she turned to medicine after a close friend who was dying suggested she would have been spared her worst suffering if her physician had been a woman. She became the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, as well as the first woman on the UK Medical Register