Political Powerhouses: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

In 2006 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made history by taking office as not only the first woman as a head of state in Africa, but also the first black woman elected as President anywhere in the world. Ellen was born in Liberia but received the bulk of her education in the...

STEM Girls: Dorothy Hodgkin

Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin was born in Cairo in 1910. Her father was working in the Egyptian Education Service, but soon moved to the Sudan to become the Director of Education and Antiquities. Her mother was involved in her father’s work, but became an authority...

STEM Girls: Ada E. Yonath

Ada E. Yonath was born in Jerusalem in 1939 to a poor family. As a child, she actively investigated the world around her and took an interest in her father’s medical conditions. Her parents enabled her to obtain a formal education at prestigious secular grammar...

Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin

May 12th’s Google doodle honored the birthday of biochemist Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin. Hodgkin is famous for her important achievements in protein crystallography, for which she won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1964. But before her remarkable accomplishments...

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