Minted Egyptian

Hatshepsut The original stories crafted about her reign were steeped in the opinions of the “Gentleman Scholars of a certain generation. More modern studies have uncovered profound evidence that she was a benevolent and loving stepmother in addition to being one of the most successful Pharoahs in history.

Cool and Clever

Kate Warne Already America’s first female detective, she’d also saved a President-elect from assassination. She had become a senior private detective years before women were allowed to join a police force in uniform, never mind as detectives. She was a trailblazerWarne was a deeply memorable woman whom Pinkerton named as one of his best five …

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Radiance

Marie Curie Marie Curie’s curiosity led her to two masters degrees in Physics and Math, a PhD in Physics, and two Nobel Prizes.  The first (with her husband Pierre Curie) was in Physics, for the discoveries of Polonium and Marie Curie (1867 – 1934) is certainly not the last woman to be asked how she …

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Gratefulness

Sarah Josepha Hale Author of Mary Had a Little Lamb, about a lamb that followed one of her students to school and waited patiently outside for her owner to come back out.  Sarah Josepha Buell Hale.  Not a suffragette – believed in traditional roles but nonetheless, pushed hard for women’s/girls education, women’s colleges, women doctors …

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Feel Better Blend

Florence Nightingale Florence Nightingale’s wealthy family was disappointed and disapproving of her desire to work – and nursing? They just couldn’t fathom it. Despite their disapproval, she followed her heart, becoming known as “The Lady With The Lamp” while nursing in the Crimea. Her greatest achievement was to transform nursing into a respectable profession for …

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Irish Mists

Grace O’Malley Daughter of a County Mayo Chieftain and Sea Captain, she was discouraged from going to sea, so she cut her hair and dressed as a boy.  Legend says she saved her Father from an English intruder by leaping onto his back.  Married at 16 to the son of another Irish Chieftain, she took …

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