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Welcome! This site has biographies of women who contributed to our culture in many different ways. There are writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers, and others. Some were alive hundreds of years ago and some are living today. We've heard of some of them, while many more have been ignored by history book writers. I'd like to acknowledge as many as I can.

-- Danuta Bois

This site has been selected to be archived by the Library of Congress to preserve its content for the future. We're truly honored!

"Men have long had male role models after whom to pattern their lives. From time immemorial, scholars have been able to analyze the seeds of male leadership by studying the lives of presidents and generals. It's not uncommon for little boys to grow up saying they want to be fishermen or policemen or even president of the United States. But until now, little girls didn't have political role models to dream about or learn from."

--Dorothy W. Cantor and Toni Bernay with Jean Stoess in Women in Power: The Secrets of Leadership



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