Lady Bios

  • Harriet Tubman [ united-states ]

    harriet tubmanHarriet Tubman was an abolitionist during the Civil War. She was born into slavery in 1822 in Maryland. She eventually escaped and dedicated her life to making missions to free other slaves. She did this with her antislavery network which became known as the Underground Railroad. During her time leading slaves to freedom she rescued over seventy people. She died on March 10, 1913 at the age of 91.  Read more about this wonderful lady.
  • Helen Keller [ united-states ]

    Helen KellerHelen Adams Keller (1880 – 1968) was an American author, political activist  and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become widely known through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker Helen Keller was born with the ability to see and hear butt  at 19 months she contracted an illness which might have been scarlet fever or meningitis. The illness left her both deaf and blind. At that time, she was able to communicate somewhat with Martha Washington, the six-year-old daughter of the family cook, who understood her signs; by the age of seven, Keller had more than 60 home signs to communicate with her family. Read some of Helen Keller's writings on Project Gutenberg.  
  • Helen Steiner Rice [ united-states ]

    Helen Steiner RiceHelen Steiner Rice (1900 – 1981) was an American writer of religious and inspirational poetry especially for the greeting card company Gibson Greetings. Helen began work for a public utility and progressed to the position of advertising manager, which was rare for a woman at that time. She also became the Ohio State Chairman of the Women's Public Information Committee of the Electric Light Association, and campaigned for women's rights and improved working conditions. In 1929 she married Franklin Dryden Rice, a bank vice-president. After the stock market crash in October that year, Franklin lost his job and his investments. He fell into a depression from which he never recovered and committed suicide in 1932.
  • Henrietta Szold [ europe ]

    Henrietta Szold Henrietta Szold (1860 – 1945) was a U.S. Jewish Zionist leader and founder of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. In 1942, she co-founded Ihud, a political party in Mandatory Palestine dedicated to a binational solution. Henrietta established the first American night school to provide English language instruction and vocational skills to Russian Jewish immigrants in Baltimore. Beginning in 1893, she worked as the first editor for the Jewish Publication Society, a position she maintained for over 23 years. The sole woman at the JPS, Szold's duties included the translation of a dozen works, writing articles of her own, editing the books, and overseeing the publication schedule. In 1899 she took on the lion's share of producing the first American Jewish Year Book, of which she was sole editor from 1904 to 1908." She also collaborated in the compilation of the Jewish Encyclopedia. Learn more about Henrietta at the Jewish Women's Archive.
  • Hillary Clinton [ united-states ]

    Hillary Clinton Hillary Clinton (Diane Rodham born 1947) From 2009 to 2013, she was the 67th Secretary of State.  Previously Hillary represented New York in the U.S. Senate (2001 to 2009) and before that was First Lady of the US from 1993 to 2001. In the 2008 election, Clinton was a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination and  again in 2015. A native of Illinois, Hillary  was the first student commencement speaker at Wellesley College in 1969 and earned a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1973. After a brief stint as a Congressional legal counsel, she moved to Arkansas and married Bill Clinton in 1975.  Hillary co-founded Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families in 1977. In 1978, she became the first female chair of the Legal Services Corporation and in 1979, the first female partner at Rose Law Firm. Hillary was twice listed  as one of the hundred most influential lawyers in America. As First Lady of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981 and 1983 to 1992 with her husband as Governor, she led a task force that reformed Arkansas's education system. During that time, she was on the board of directors of Wal-Mart and several other corporations. There is so much more to this more in wikipedia.  
  • Hiro Boga [ united-states ]

    Hiro Boga Hiro Boga is a business strategist, teacher, adviser & mentor who helps you create a loving, creative, prolific partnership with the Deva – the essence, or soul – of your business. From her website: "For the past several decades, I’ve worked with thousands of people to co-create the lives & businesses they truly desire. I’ve helped bestselling authors, world-renowned teachers, financial industry leaders, and prodigiously talented healers reach new levels of creative flow, prosperity, productivity, leadership & sovereignty. In their work with me, clients have quadrupled their income. Expanded their reach. Attracted ideal customers, publishers, press contacts, creative partners & allies. All of my work is anchored in a very simple, grounded premise: organic business growth flows from deep inner growth and harmony. See more of her website & business.