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Leaders Notable Women Innovators & Inventors  

Roger Royce
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This is a list of notable and distinguished women innovators and inventors, whose noteworthy contributions have enabled numerous advancements in today's modern world. It is worthwhile to note that this list may not include many early women inventors - simply because during good old days in USA, a woman could not obtain a patent in her own name. A patent was considered a "property", and until the late 1800s women were forbidden in most states from owning property or entering into legal agreements in their own names. Often a woman's property would be registered in the name of her father or husband during those days. Today with changes in legal policies, equal opportunity of education and research, as well as with many women leading scientific research teams and coming up with breakthroughs, this situation has changed rapidly and very positively. There is indeed a significant increase in the number of innovations and inventions that are conceived and developed by women worldwide. This list is aimed to pay tribute to and honor the creativity and genius of these outstanding women innovators and inventors.
Marie Curie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Notable Women Innovators & Inventors
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Marie Skłodowska-Curie was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win twice, the only person to win twice in multiple sciences, and was part of the Curie family legacy of five Nobel Prizes. She was also the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris, and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon in Paris. She was born Maria Salomea Skłodowska in Warsaw, in what was then the Kingdom of Poland, part of the Russian Empire. She studied at Warsaw's clandestine Floating University and began her ...more

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Golda Meir is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Notable Women Innovators & Inventors
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Golda Meir was an Israeli teacher, kibbutznik, politician and the fourth Prime Minister of Israel. Meir was elected Prime Minister of Israel on March 17, 1969, after serving as Minister of Labour and Foreign Minister. Israel's first woman and the world's fourth woman to hold such an office, she was described as the "Iron Lady" of Israeli politics years before the epithet became associated with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Former Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion used to call Meir "the best man in the government"; she was often portrayed as the "strong-willed, straight-talking, grey-bunned grandmother of the Jewish people". Meir resigned as prime minister in 1974, the year ...more

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Hedy Lamarr is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Notable Women Innovators & Inventors
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Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian and American inventor and film actress. After an early and brief film career in Germany, which included a controversial love-making scene in the film Ecstasy, she fled her husband and secretly moved to Paris. While there, she met MGM head Louis B. Mayer, who offered her a movie contract in Hollywood where she became a film star from the late 1930s to the 1950s. Mayer and the studio cast her in glamorous parts alongside popular leading men, and promoted her as the "world's most beautiful woman." During her film career, Lamarr co-invented the technology for spread spectrum and frequency hopping communications with composer George Antheil. This new technology became ...more

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Ayn Rand is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Notable Women Innovators & Inventors
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Ayn Rand was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism. Born and educated in Russia, Rand moved to the United States in 1926. She had a play produced on Broadway in 1935–1936. After two early novels that were initially unsuccessful in America, she achieved fame with her 1943 novel, The Fountainhead. In 1957, she published her best-known work, the novel Atlas Shrugged. Afterward, she turned to non-fiction to promote her philosophy, publishing her own magazines and releasing several collections of essays until her ...more

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