Born in a time, place, or circumstance that called for action, these women heeded the call and answered. This board presents photographs or images of women who have made a positive difference in the world and have gifted us - in words & deeds - by changing the world for better or providing models of courage for us to follow.
During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her.
Myrna Loy - Hero During WWII she abandoned her acting career to focus on the war effort and worked closely with the Red Cross. She toured frequently to raise war funds, and was so outspokenly against Adolf Hitler that her name appeared on his blacklist.
Mary Fields, c. Mary Fields, also known as Stagecoach Mary (c. was the first African-American woman employed as a mail carrier in the United and just the second American woman to work for the United States Postal Service.
Meena Keshwar Kamal founded RAWA , the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, in when she was just In 1981 she launched a feminist magazine, Payam-e-Zan, which exposed the activities of fundamentalist groups. She was assassinated in
La Mulâtresse Solitude November was a slave rebel and heroine of the fight against slavery in Guadeloupe. Originally a slave, she was freed by the abolition of slavery in 1794 during the French revolution. When slavery was reintroduced on
Nellie McClung "Never underestimate the power of woman" Nellie McClung was a Canadian feminist, politician, and social activist. She was a part of the social and moral reform movements prevalent in Western Canada in the early
Christine de Pizan. Venice, Italy. 1363-c1430. Poet, author, and thinker. She needed to earn money when she became a widow at 25 years of age. As such became a writer and wrote 41 texts. The Book of the City of Ladies is her most famous work. She shows how important women to the effective running of the world.