Patricia Bath become the first African-American female doctor to receive a patent for medical purpose: The Laserphaco Probe, which has successfully restored vision to people who have been unable to see for decades.

Patricia Era Bath (born November Harlem, New York) is an American ophthalmologist, inventor and academic. She has broken ground for.

Edmonia Lewis was the first woman of African-American and Native American heritage to achieve international fame and recognition as a sculptor in the fine arts world.

Mary Edmonia Lewis (ca. July 1845 – ca. was the African American & Native American woman to gain fame & recognition as a sculptor in the international fine arts world. She was of African American, Haitian & Ojibwe descent.

Betty Gilles was the first woman pilot to be "flight checked" and accepted by Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron.

Women Pilots are hot - The first pilot to qualify for the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron was Betty Huyler Gillies of Syosset, Long Island, New York. In this undated photo, Betty poses next to an airplane about to be flown out.

Frida Kahlo's work has been celebrated internationally as emblematic of Mexican national and indigenous traditions.

Painter Frida Kahlo was a Mexican self-portrait artist who was married to Diego Rivera and is still admired as a feminist icon.

Mary Anning was paleontologist who became known around the world for important finds she made in Jurassic marine fossil beds. Her findings contributed to important changes in scientific thinking about prehistoric life and the history of the Earth.

Mary Anning May 1799 – 9 March was a British fossil collector, dealer, and paleontologist who became known around the world for a number of important finds she made in the Jurassic marine fossil beds

Abolitionist and humanitarian, Harriet Tubman, called the " Moses of her people", would later fight for women's right to vote.

Harriet Tubman - An American woman who escaped from slavery in the South to become a leading abolitionist before the American Civil War. She led hundreds of slaves to freedom in the North along the route of the Underground Railroad.

Maria Gaetana Agnesi was the first woman to write a mathematics handbook, which was also the first book to discuss both differential and integral calculus. She has a mathematical curve, an asteroid and a crater on Venus named in her honor.

Maria Gaetana Agnesi May 1718 – 9 January was an Italian mathematician and philosopher. She is credited with writing the first book discussing both differential and integral calculus and was an honorary member of the faculty at the University of Bologna.

Maud Gonne MacBride (1866-1953) was an English-born Irish revolutionary, suffragette and actress. Of Anglo-Irish stock and birth, she was won over to Irish nationalism by the plight of evicted people in the Land Wars. She also actively agitated for Home Rule.

Maud Gonne MacBride was an English-born Irish revolutionary, suffragette and actress. Of Anglo-Irish stock and birth, she was won over to Irish nationalism by the plight of evicted people in the Land Wars. She also actively agitated for Home Rule.

Self-portrait of Lavinia Fontana, who is regarded as the first woman artist outside a court or convent.

Lavinia Fontana (Italian, 1552 - "Self-portrait at the clavichord with servant," Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, Rome, Italy

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