Throughout history, women have made extraordinary contributions to their societies. Some are well known, some less so, but all have been trail blazers. Explore a small selection of these women and learn what the reality still is today for many women and girls worldwide.
Founded in 1996, the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) is an innovative online museum dedicated to uncovering, interpreting, and celebrating women’s diverse contributions to society. The Museum brings to life the countless untold stories of women throughout history, and serves as a space for all to inspire, experience, collaborate, and amplify women’s impact—past, present, and future.
UNLADYLIKE2020 is a series of 26 short films and a one-hour documentary profiling diverse and little-known American women from the turn of the 20th century, and contemporary women who follow in their footsteps. Winner of the 2020 Women Transforming Media award, the series premiered on PBS’s American Masters in honor of the centennial of women's suffrage.
Women's History eBooks & Audiobooks including Biographies of Exceptional Women
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Explores the work of mathematician Ada Lovelace and her role in developing what is considered to be the world's first computer.
The story of Black women as a force in the suffrage movement--when fellow suffragists did not accept them as equal partners in the struggle.
Examines the prejudice faced by African American women who enlisted in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps during WWII and stood up against segregation & racism.
The author shares her journey from a childhood in the housing projects of the Bronx to serving as the first Hispanic woman on the U.S. Supreme Court.
A novel in verse about a Russian Jewish immigrant who worked at a NYC garment factory in the early 1900s and worked for women's rights.
An wonderfully illustrated history of the women's suffrage movement.
Vice President Kamala Harris shares her story of growing up as the daughter of immigrants and later rising to her position of leadership in politics.
A record-setting Paralympic swimmer shares her struggles as an orphaned, double amputee and her journey to accepting herself.
The story of a group of pilots qualified to fly in space but excluded because of their gender.
Biography of Temple Grandin, who advocates for cruelty-free facilities for livestock and is a spokesperson for people with autism.
Presents the life and career of artist, architect, and activist Maya Lin, focusing on her childhood, the creation of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and her acclaimed artwork.
Alice Stokes Paul brought the women’s suffrage movement into the national spotlight.
Celebrating women and girls who have invented ingenious innovations that have made our lives simpler and better.
Memoir of Sandra Uwiringiyimana, who was ten years old when rebels in the Democratic Republic of the Congo killed her mother and sister. Sandra managed to escape and found refuge in the United States through a refugee program.
Examination of the women's suffrage movement in the US for over seventy years until women were given the right to vote in 1920 with the Nineteenth Amendment.
Presents a biography of Emily Edmonson's life as an enslaved woman, her run from slavery, and her life after slavery.
Nellie Bly was a pioneer in the field of investigative journalism known for an exposé in which she worked undercover to report on a mental institution from within.
Presents the plight of thirteen African American men and women who fought for freedom and human rights during the years surrounding the American Revolution.
Free verse autobiography of Jacqueline Woodson about her childhood growing up in the sixties and seventies in both the North and the South, from South Carolina to New York.
Many stories of non-violent activism including sections on Greta Thunberg, climate activist, and Alice Paul, suffragist
Explores the life and social activism of former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, highlighting her influence on the civil rights movement, the role of the First Lady, and her global impact.
The true story of a young girl in Sarajevo, written in the form of diary as she lived through the horrors of the ethnic war in the former Yugoslavia.
Follows the story of activist Fannie Sellins as she fought for American labor union rights in the garment & mining industries
Examines the Salem witch trials in 1692, discussing the setting, persons involved, and events that destroyed families and killed innocent people.
Women in Art & Art History
5 Artists' Stories
Women in Art History
Alma Woodsey Thomas
Women in STEM Fields
engineer & astronaut
Dr. Haya Sindi
Maria da Penha