Women's Suffrage Movement
The fight for women's voting rights spanned over 70 years, initiated by the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention. The 19th Amendment, granting women the vote, wasn't ratified until 1920, a major milestone in gender equality.
Hidden Figures of NASA
Female mathematicians at NASA, like Katherine Johnson, played crucial roles in space exploration. Their calculations were pivotal for the success of missions like Apollo 11, yet their contributions were largely unrecognized until recently.
Women and Nobel Prizes
As of 2021, only 59 Nobel Prizes have been awarded to women, compared to over 800 to men. Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel, and remains the only woman to win in two different sciences.
Global Education Disparity
Two-thirds of the world's illiterate adults are women, a statistic that has remained unchanged for two decades. Education for girls can significantly improve their quality of life and societal contribution.
Women in Leadership
While progress has been made, women are still underrepresented in political and corporate leadership. Only about 24% of parliamentary seats worldwide are held by women, and they lead less than 7% of Fortune 500 companies.
Economic Impact of Women
Increasing women's participation in the workforce to equal men could boost the global GDP by $28 trillion by 2025. Women reinvest up to 90% of their income back into their families and communities.
Inventive Women Throughout History
Women have been inventors throughout history, with creations like Kevlar, invented by Stephanie Kwolek, and the square-bottomed paper bag by Margaret Knight. Their innovations have had significant impacts on daily life and safety.