Innovators and pioneers who encourage us to dream big. Spot the woman in the spotlight with our handy guide
Even though it’s from the 19th century, Ada’s ‘computing machine’ understanding exceeds our ‘turn it off and on again’ limits.
Her designs liberated women from the corset’s constraints – presumably enabling us to buy more No5.
Developing the theory of radioactivity (and coining its name), her findings radiated across the 20th century.
The first woman to fly the Atlantic solo. She also formed an organisation for female pilots, The Ninety-Nines.
Dreams of becoming a doctor dashed by illness, Kahlo produced over 140 artworks on identity in Mexican society.
It’s impossible to sum up this life in a few words – she wrote seven autobiographies of her experience as a black American woman.
Hepburn not only conquered the screen, but – through her work for UNICEF – tackled real-life global issues, too.
Pankhurst’s suffrage organisation smashed ideas about women’s capabilities, and many windows in the process.
Used her fame to challenge racial barriers – truly worthy of the titles ‘Queen of Jazz’ and ‘Lady Ella’.