There are an abundance of women who changed history for the better. Here are a few:
- Margaret Sanger (1879 - 1966) championed birth control and sex education. She founded the first birth control clinic in America which led to what is now Planned Parenthood, an organization that provides birth control, abortions, sex education, STD treatment and much more.
- Amelia Earhart (1897 - disappeared 1937) was the first female pilot to fly solo over the Atlantic Ocean.
- Clara Barton (1821 - 1912) served as a nurse during the Civil War and founded the American Association of the Red Cross.
- Madam C.J. Walker (1867 - 1919) was the wealthiest black woman and self-made woman at the time of her death. She created beauty products for black women and contributed to many philanthropic causes.
- Mary Edwards Walker (1932 - 1919) served as the only female surgeon during the Civil War.
- Sandra Day O'Connor (1930) was the first woman appointed as a Supreme Court Justice.
- Nellie Bly, a pseudonym for Elizabeth Cochrane, (1864 - 1922) was a journalist who covered difficult topics with care. She once went undercover into an insane asylum to reveal the harsh treatment of patients. She also became famous for trying travel across the world in less than 80 days to beat the time in Jules Verne's novel.