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Blanche Ames Ames
1878-1969
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Art, Human Rights, Invention
Key Words/Phrases: artist, activist, inventor, patented a method for capturing enemy warplanes

Mary Anderson (Inventor)
1866-1953
From: United States: Alabama
Fields: Business and Finance, Invention
Key Words/Phrases: real estate developer, invented windshield wiper blade

Tabitha Babbitt
1784-1853
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Invention
Key Words/Phrases: inventor, tool maker, invented the circular saw

Janet Emerson Bashen
1957-
From: United States: Ohio, Texas
Fields: Business and Finance, Computer Science and Information Technology, Invention
Key Words/Phrases: patented a software application

Patricia Bath
1942-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Health and Medicine, Invention
Key Words/Phrases: holds four patents for medical devices

Ruth Mary Rogan Benerito
1916-
From: United States: Louisiana
Fields: Chemistry, Education, Invention
Key Words/Phrases: holds 55 patents related to textile industry incl. for wash-and-wear cotton

Miriam E. Benjamin
19th c.-
From: United States: Washington DC
Fields: Invention
Key Words/Phrases: invented device to signal for an attendant

Patricia Billings
1926-
From: United States: Kansas, Missouri
Fields: Invention
Key Words/Phrases: invented a fireproof building material Geobond

Helen Augusta Blanchard
1840-1922
From: United States: Maine
Fields: Invention
Key Words/Phrases: held 28 patents, incl. for the zigzag sewing machine

Bessie Blount
1914-
From: United States: Illinois, New Jersey, Virginia
Fields: Invention

Sarah Boone
19th century-?
From: United States: Connecticut
Fields: Invention

Jenny Rosenthal Bramley
1909-1997
From: France, Russia, United States: New York
Fields: Invention, Physics

Marie Van Brittan Brown
1922-1999
From: United States: New York
Fields: Invention

Rachel Fuller Brown
1898-1980
From: United States: Illinois, Massachusetts, New York
Fields: Chemistry, Education, Invention

Mary Brush
19th Cent-
From: United States
Fields: Invention

Martha J. Coston
1826-1902
From: United States
Fields: Invention

Regina Dugan
From: United States: Maryland
Fields: Engineering, Invention, Management and Labor Relations, Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: First female director of DARPA, inventor

Ellen Eglui
19th century-
From: United States: Washington DC
Fields: Invention

Sarah E. Goode
c. 1850-c. 1905
From: United States: Illinois
Fields: Invention

Joycelyn Harrison
1964-
From: United States: Virginia
Fields: Chemistry, Invention

Grace Murray Hopper
1906-1992
From: United States: New York, Virginia
Fields: Computer Science and Information Technology, Invention, Mathematics, Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: WAVES, computer scientist, programmer, inventor

Shirley Ann Jackson
1946-
From: United States: Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Washington DC
Fields: Education, Invention, Physics

El Dorado Jones
From: United States: Illinois
Fields: Invention
Key Words/Phrases: inventor, muffler

Marjorie Stewart Joyner
1896-1994
From: United States: Illinois, Virginia
Fields: Beauty and Fashion, Invention

Natalie Kalmus
1882-1965
From: United States: California, Maine, Massachusetts, Virginia
Fields: Invention, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: color consultant for Technicolor

Mary-Claire King
1946-
From: United States: Illinois, Washington
Fields: Biology, Health and Medicine, Invention
Key Words/Phrases: geneticist, studies HIV, lupus, breast and ovarian cancer genes

Margaret Knight
1838-1914
From: United States: Maine, Massachusetts
Fields: Invention
Key Words/Phrases: inventor, paper bag, parts of rotary engine, numbering machine

Misha Mahowald
1963-1996
From: Switzerland, United States: California, Minnesota
Fields: Biology, Engineering, Invention
Key Words/Phrases: neuromorphic engineering

Sybilla Masters
-1720
From: United States: Pennsylvania
Fields: Invention
Key Words/Phrases: first American woman inventor, patent for a corn mill

Lyda Newman
19th century-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Invention
Key Words/Phrases: inventor, improved hair brush

Ellen Ochoa
1958-
From: United States: California
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration, Engineering, Invention
Key Words/Phrases: astronaut, engineer, NASA

(Marie) Gertrude Rand
1886-1970
From: United States: New York
Fields: Invention, Psychology
Key Words/Phrases: research on vision and lighting, inventor

Patsy Sherman
1930-2008
From: United States: Minnesota
Fields: Chemistry, Invention
Key Words/Phrases: inventor, chemist

Valerie Thomas
1943-
From: United States: Washington DC
Fields: Invention, Physics

Lisa Vallino
From: United States: Missouri
Fields: Invention

(Madame C.J.) Sarah Breedlove McWilliams Walker
1867-1919
From: United States: Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New York
Fields: Beauty and Fashion, Invention

Mary Walton
19th century-?
From: United States: New York
Fields: Invention



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