Carol Shaw, First Woman Video Game Designer

Carol was born in Palo Alto, California in 1955, her father was a mechanical engineer. During her childhood, she had no interest in dolls and typical toys for girls at that time, Carol preferred to play with her brothers and the model railway that they had. Carol was always good at math, but became interested […]

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Palmira Garza, First Mexican Cartoonist

Born in Saltillo, Coahuila. Since she was a child, drawing was her passion, which then would interest her as a professional career when she first read a comic from “La Familia Burrón”. She was only 15 years old when this happened, but she was determined, so she looked for Gabriel Vargas, creator of this mythical […]

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Takiko Mizunoe, First Woman Producer on Japan

Her real name was Umeko Miura, she was born in Otaru, Hokkaido on February 20, 1915, the seventh daughter of eight siblings. She and her family eventually moved to the Meguro district of Tokyo where she was raised along with her brothers. In 1928, she joined a female-only theater group called Takarazuka Revue, part of […]

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Laura Zamora, First Female Enologist in Mexico

“I have many dreams to fulfill that after my retirement from Santo Tomás I want to carry out thanks to the experience of 36 years of work” – Laura Zamora Laura Zamora She was born in Baja California, Mexico. She studied a career as a laboratory technician and got a job for Bodegas Santo Tomas […]

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Natalia Baquedano, pioneer female photographer and one of the first Mexican woman to open a photography studio

A pioneer of photography in Mexico, she was born in the city of Querétaro in 1874 in a well-off family. At an early age, she and her family moved to Mexico City, where she later installed a photographic studio, one of the first installed ones by a woman. Her photography stood out for making portraits, […]

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Averil Mansfield, The First Female Professor of Surgery in the United Kingdom

At the time you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Averil did know it and she became what she wanted to be Averil Mansfield She was born in the United Kingdom on June 21, 1937. Since she was a child, she felt very attracted to science and medicine. […]

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Zaha Hadid, first woman to receive the Pritzker Prize

Zaha Hadid The first woman to receive the Pritzker Prize, and until today the only woman to receive the Gold Medal of the Royal British Institute of Architects. She was born on October 31, 1950 in Iraq, in a high class family. Her mother was an artist and her father was a wealthy industrialist, co-founder […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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