Viola Desmond, The First Canadian Woman to Appear Alone on a Bank Note ($10 bill)

Viola Desmond She was born in Nova Scotia, Canada on July 6, 1914.  Viola grew up in a middle-class mixed-race family, one of ten children of James Albert and Gwendolin Irene DavisOne. When Viola graduated from high school,  she worked as a teacher in two racially-segregated schools for Black students. After that period, she was refused admittance … Continue reading “Viola Desmond, The First Canadian Woman to Appear Alone on a Bank Note ($10 bill)”

Cassie de Pecol, The First Woman on Record to Travel to Every Country in the World

Cassie de Pecol Cassie was born on June 23, 1989 in United States, she grew up educated by her parents through homeschooling before attending public school at 13.  She majored in environmental studies in College. At 21 she started her own business and her solo travels where she would live in 9 countries and travel to … Continue reading “Cassie de Pecol, The First Woman on Record to Travel to Every Country in the World”

Gabriela Mistral, The First Latin American Woman To Win The Nobel Prize

Gabriel Mistral December 1945, Lucila Godoy Alcayaga, better known as Gabriela Mistral, received the Nobel Prize for Literature, became the first woman in Latin America to receive this award. She was born in 1889 in a small town in Chile, daughter of a rural teacher who abandoned his family when Gabriela was 3 years old. … Continue reading “Gabriela Mistral, The First Latin American Woman To Win The Nobel Prize”

Zahida Kazmi, First Pakistani Woman Taxi Driver

Zahida Kazmi Zahida is considered the first female taxi driver in Pakistan. She was born in Pakistan, is a single mother, independent worker and fighter. During her childhood, she and her family moved to India where her father owned a successful transportation business. Later, when India and Pakistan separated, the family came back but they were … Continue reading “Zahida Kazmi, First Pakistani Woman Taxi Driver”

Elsa Avila, The First Latin American Female to Reach the Summit of Mount Everest

Elsa Ávila   She is, in her own words, a professional climber, business woman, inspirational speaker, civil engineer, woman and mother of two kids. At the age of 15, she began rock climbing, participating in several expeditions and always adding achievements in ‘Big wall’ ascents in Yosemite, the Rockies, the Alps, the Andes, the Himalayas, Patagonia … Continue reading “Elsa Avila, The First Latin American Female to Reach the Summit of Mount Everest”

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