International Women's Day

Celebrating incredible women throughout history and around the world.
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Betty Gilles was the first woman pilot to be "flight checked" and accepted by Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron.

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

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

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

Amelia Earnhart and Eleanore Roosevelt, 1935, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Amelia Earnhart and Eleanore Roosevelt, 1935, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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.

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.

Anna Atkins is considered the first person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images. She may have also been the first woman to create a photograph.

Anna Atkins is considered the first person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images. She may have also been the first woman to create a photograph.

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

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

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 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.

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 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.

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 (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.

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

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

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