Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Top 10 Influential Women in History

Discovery has compiled a list of the top 10 influential women in history based on the following criteria:
  • The women changed the opinions or actions of others.
  • Their impact was international.
  • Their influence was positive.
  • The effects were sustained over time.
  • They come from a variety of professions and geographic locations.

10. Maria Montessori (1870-1952): Education Pioneer
Films on Demand video: Maria Montessori: Her Life and Legacy

9. Helena Rubinstein (1871-1965): Unexpected Entrepreneur
Madame : an intimate biography of Helena Rubinstein.
Book: Call Number TP983.A66 R86 1971 - General stacks

8. Margaret Mead (1901-1978): Tireless Anthropologist
Films on Demand video:  A Conversation with Margaret Mead—From NBC's Wisdom Series

7. Grace Hopper (1906-1992): Dedicated Computer Scientist
Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age
Ebook: https://zeus.tarleton.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=291790&site=eds-live

6. Frida Kahlo (1907-1954): Suffering Artist
Films on Demand video:  Frida Kahlo: Portrait of a Woman

5. Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986): Feminist Philosopher
Simone De Beauvoir, Philosophy & Feminism
Ebook: https://zeus.tarleton.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=74596&site=eds-live

4. Dorothy Hodgkin (1910-1994): Nobel Prize-winning Chemist
Article: Ferry, G. (2010). The making of an exceptional scientist. Nature, 464(7293), 1268. doi:10.1038/4641268a

3. Gertrude Elion (1918-1999): Inspired Medical Researcher
Article: Colvin, M. (1999). Gertrude Belle Elion (1918-1999). Science, 284(5419), 1480.

2. Doris Lessing (1919- ): Humanist Writer
Films on Demand video:  World of Ideas: Doris Lessing

1. Queen Noor (1951- ): International Humanitarian
Leap of faith [sound recording] : memoirs of an unexpected life
Audiobook: Call Number DS154.52.N87 A3 2003 - Lower Level

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Find more information about these influential women @ Tarleton Libraries.

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