It’s been a while since I posted one of these, but I feel like in this time of exam-breakdowns we are in dire need of some badass women to look up to. Today: Annie Smith Peck. Domain of badassery: MOUNTAINEERING. YES, THAT’S RIGHT.
The thirteenth woman in my influential women series has roots in the medical world. Meet Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, ladies and gentlemen. Elizabeth was the first woman in the United States to obtain a medical degree, and as you can imagine she did not manage to do that without opposition. She, however, did not give a damn about what anyone thought of her.
When one talks about cryptology during the First World War, William F. Friedman is among some of the names that are often mentioned. William Friedman is most commonly known for his introduction of mathematical and scientific methods into cryptology, which strongly improved information systems security. What many people don’t know, however, is that it was his wife who introduced him to cryptology in the first place.
I’m going to assume that most of my readers have heard of Rosa Parks, a woman most commonly known for her bus boycott in 1955. Rosa Parks became one of the main figures in the Civil Rights movement by refusing to give up her seat at the front of the bus. However, unlike what people think, she was not the first to do this. Enter: Claudette Colvin.