•  Women's History Month (Scientists):
    Katherine Johnson, mathematician for NASA, provided the calculations John Glenn needed to feel confident about his first orbital space flight. He needed her to double-check because he didn't totally trust computers! Katherine Johnson
    Katherine Johnson
    Here's a woman, Dr. Mae Jemison,  who made history by being the first Black woman to travel in space: Mae Jemison
     Mae Jemison
    Rosalind Franklin's revolutionary photograph of the DNA molecule provided crucial clues its double helix structure and led to understanding the genetic code. Rosalind Franklin  
    The Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine is based on work pioneered by Katalin Karikó who spent decades researching the therapeutic possibilities of mRNA: Katalin Kariko 
    Women's History Month (Athletes):
    Togethxr is the crossover between lifestyle, culture, & sport newly founded by athletes Alex Morgan, Sue Bird, Chloe Kim and Simone Manuel:  NBC Sports Story
    4 Founders of Togethxr
    Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel are world’s best distance and sprint freestylers, respectively. Manuel is first Black female swimmer to win an individual Olympic gold medal for US. Ledecky currently owns 3 world records, 15 world championship gold medals and 5 Olympic gold medals.  
    Brianna Scurry is a 2-time Olympic gold medalist & World Cup champion. Her save in 1999 World Cup final shootout led to eventual US Women's victory over China. She is first female goalkeeper and first Black woman elected to Soccer Hall of Fame: Brianna Scurry  
    Serena Williams owns 23 grand slam titles in tennis, a 801-136 career record (85.5% winning percentage), 72 WTA titles, and an Olympic gold.  Plus, she's the mother of a young daughter! Quite possibly the greatest female tennis player of all time! 
    Serena WIlliams
    Multi-talented Babe Didrikson Zaharias was an Olympic gold medal winner who broke world records in multiple sports, founded the Ladies Pro Golf Association, and was voted by the Associated Press in 1950 as "Woman Athlete of the Half-Century." Babe Didrikson Zaharias  
    Women's History Month - Nobel Prize Winners
    In 1992 Rigoberta Menchu became the first indigenous person to receive a Nobel Peace Prize in recognition for her work for social justice and ethno-cultural reconciliation for indigenous peoples in Guatemala: Rigoberta Menchu  
    Wangari Muta Maathai won Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her work on sustainable development, democracy and peace, becoming the first African woman and first environmentalist to receive the prize: Wangari Muta Maathai  
    In 2018 Nadia Murad was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, alongside Denis Mukwege, for work “to end sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.” First Iraqi and first Yazidi to do so: Nadia Murad  
    Malala Yousafzai, a Pakastani, founded the Malala Foundation to champion every girl's right to education, and in 2014 she became the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize: Malala Yousafzai  
    Shirin Ebadi won 2003 Nobel Peace Prize for her pioneering efforts for democracy and human rights, especially those of women, children, and refugees. She is the first Iranian and first Muslim woman to win the prize:   Shirin Ebadi  
    Women's History Month -Historical Figures with Relevance Today
    As a nurse in Crimean War Florence Nightingale saw 10 times more soldiers die of disease than of battle wounds. Nightingale began a massive hygiene campaign, chief among her concerns was adequate ventilation and fresh air flow. Sound familiar? Florence Nightingale 
    A marine biologist and nature writer, Rachel Carson catalyzed the global environmental movement with her 1962 book Silent Spring which outlined the dangers of chemical pesticides and led to a nationwide ban on DDT and the creation of the EPA: Rachel Carson 
    Mary McLeod Bethune, born in Maysville, SC., became one of the most important Black educators, civil and women’s rights leaders, and government officials of the 20th century. Bethune-Cookman College set the standard for today's Black colleges: Mary McLeod Bethune