In honor of Women’s History Month, South Source is taking a look at some of the women who have influenced the industries we discuss on the site and teach at our schools. This is by no means an exhaustive list of the women who have made history in these industries. In fact, it barely scratches the surface. Check out the list and leave a comment mentioning your favorites that we didn’t include.
Business & Technology
Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel
French fashion designer who was and is enormously influential and among the most imitated of designers.
Margaret “Meg” Whitman
President and CEO of eBay since 1998.
The founding director of the Institute for Women and Technology (IWT), which was renamed The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology after her death.
Legal & Criminal Justice
Sandra Day O’Connor
First woman justice on the Supreme Court.
First woman to serve in Congress.
First woman to be nominated and campaign for the U.S. presidency.
In 1881 organized the American National Red Cross, which she headed until 1904.
Founder of modern nursing.
First American woman awarded a medical degree by a college, making her the first female doctor in the United States.
Author: Megan Donley