Lady Bios

  • Georgia O’Keefe [ united-states ]

    TottoGeorgia O’Keefe Georgia O'Keefe (1887–1986) was an American artist. Georgia first came to the attention of the New York art community in 1916. She made large-format paintings of enlarged blossoms, presenting them close up as if seen through a magnifying lens, and New York buildings, most of which date from the same decade. In 1949, she  made her permanent home in New Mexico in and depicted subjects specific to that area. O'Keeffe has been recognized as the Mother of American Modernism. Check out her personal website for her biography and see her art and learn more about this intriguing woman.
  • Gertrude T. Buckingham

    I found no image. Gertrude was born in 1880. She was an only child to very loving and hard-working parents. When she was 17 she studied for one year at the Conservatory of Music in Detroit.  She and her husband were both engaged to other people when they fell in love. She married Samuel L. Buckingham on October 21st 1903. They had two daughters Doris and Lorraine. Gertrude’s special interest was music, & Sam liked sports and games.  Gertrude was a homemaker and Sam was an undertaker and were married for 54 years before he passed away. She refers to them in her journal as soul mates, and six years after his death writes “My great love for Sam will never die as I’m sure his love for me will always live. Read more.
  • Gloria Allred

    Gloria Allred (née Bloom; born July 3, 1941) is an American women's rights attorney notable for taking high-profile and often controversial cases, particularly those involving the protection of women's rights. During a vacation in Acapulco in 1966,  Gloria was raped at gunpoint. She discovered she was pregnant and sought an abortion. Abortion was illegal for doctors to perform at the time so Allred had a back-alley abortion. After undergoing the procedure, she began hemorrhaging and became infected, only recovering after being hospitalized. She did not report the rape, she said, because she didn't think anyone would believe her. Read more of Gloria Allred's life.
  • Gloria Steinem [ united-states ]

    Gloria Steinem Gloria Steinem (born March 25, 1934) is an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader of, and spokeswoman for, the feminist movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Gloria was a columnist for New York magazine and a founder of Ms. magazine. In 1969, she published an article, “After Black Power, Women’s Liberation”,  which brought her to national fame as a feminist leader. In 2005, Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda, and Robin Morgan co-founded the Women’s Media Center, an organization that works “to make women visible and powerful in the media.”  
  • Golda Meir [ asia ]

    Golda Meir Golda Meir ( born Golda Mabovitch in Kiev, Russia 1898 –1978) was an Israeli teacher, kibbutznik, politician and the fourth Prime Minister of Israel. Meir was elected Prime Minister of Israel on March 17, 1969, after serving as Minister of Labour and Foreign Minister. Israel’s first and the world’s fourth woman to hold such an office, she was described as the “Iron Lady” of Israeli politics years before the epithet became associated with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Former Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion used to call Meir “the best man in the government”; she was often portrayed as the “strong-willed, straight-talking, grey-bunned grandmother of the Jewish people”. Golda and family moved to the states where she went to school and honed her political abilities with discussions of Zionism, literature, women’s suffrage and trade unions at her aunts home. In her autobiography, she wrote: “it was here that my own future convictions were shaped and given form. Golda Meir died in 1978 of lymphoma. Read more about this capable strong women and her personal life as well.  
  • Goldie Red Burns [ canada ]

    Goldie "Red" BurnsGoldie "Red" Burns (1925 -2013) was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and was the youngest of the three children of two Russian immigrants. Her hair color inspired her nickname Red. When she graduated from high school early at the age of 16, her parents considered her too young to go to college so she went to Montreal for an internship at the National Film Board of Canada where she trained as a documentary filmmaker. Red began her interest in social uses of technology, including the possibility that everybody could make documentaries, when she attended, in 1970, a demonstration of the Sony portapak camera, the first portable video camera. Red was the co-founder and chair of the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) in the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Until her death in 2013 at the age of 88, Red continued to research and teach and was the Principal Investigator on two Intel and Microsoft-funded major research projects. Read her entire biography.
  • Grace Slick [ united-states ]

    Grace SlickGrace Barnett Wing (Slick) was born in 1939 in Illinois and lived in the Chicago area, Los Angeles and San Francisco before settling at Palo Alto where she went to school and attended Finch College (New York) and the University of Miami at Coral Gables Florida. She modeled for I. Magnin before deciding that rock and roll paid better and was more fun. With first husband Gerald Slick she started The Great Society in 1965, the following year she joined Jefferson Airplane, bringing two of her songs with her: "White Rabbit" and "Somebody to Love". When Jefferson Airplane broke up, she produced four solo albums and joined some of her former band mates to create Jefferson Starship. She held the record for oldest female vocalist with a #1 song in the charts twice, with "We Built This City" in 1985 and "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" in 1987, a record that lasted twelve years. After retiring from music she started drawing and painting, her agent urged her to paint portraits of some of her rock contemporaries for her autobiography. Her work is shown in numerous US galleries and she makes up to 30 appearances a year at art shows. Read more about Grace Slick.
  • Grandma Moses [ canada ]

    Gandma Moses Grandma Moses (Anna Mary Robertson)is an American woman who began painting when she was 76 years old, giving up embroidery because of arthritis but not before she brought forth 5 son & 5 daughters. She depicted scenes of rural life, in her signature "primitive" style, colorful and active, while lacking traditional perspective. Anna has appeared on magazine covers, television and in a documentary of her life. She wrote her autobiography, won numerous awards and was awarded two honorary doctoral degrees. Watch a video on her life. Read more about Anna here.
  • Gretta Vosper [ canada ]

    Gretta Vosper Gretta Vosper’s own words: My congregation belongs to The United Church of Canada, probably the most progressive Christian denomination in the world. It ordained women over seventy years ago and has been ordaining openly LGBTQ leaders for decades. But theologically it remains in the closet about the human construction of religion and all its trapping. I couldn’t stay in that closet. I came out as an atheist in 2001. After I spontaneously preached a sermon in which I completely deconstructed the idea of a god named God, rather than fire me, the congregation chose to step out on an unmarked path. With them, I’ve laboured, lamented, lost, and loved. It’s hard road but a worthy one with no finish line in sight. Let’s walk this road together. I promise you’ll be inspired.  
  • Gwen Fox [ united-states ]

    Gwen Fox As a child, Gwen Fox was allowed to express her creative vision while drawing and painting on the white wallpaper canvas at her family’s eastern Tennessee farmhouse. For years, her mother re-papered the hallway – often weekly – to give her daughter space to display her gift, later regretting the loss of those early works. Today, Gwen Fox is known for her abstract expression and paintings that reflect life within layers of unexpected color and texture capturing familiar images with both energy and passion. Her work has won numerous awards and been the inspiration for New York poet S. David.