Maya Angelou, journalist and poetess

Maya Angelou, journalist and poetess

Maya Angelou, journalist and poetess Important dates April 4, 1928: Birth of Marguerite Johnson in St Louis, Missourri 1940: She moved to San Fransisco 1954-55: Toured in 22 countries 1959: Was introduced to the “Civil Rights Movement” and became...
Chiaki Mukai, surgeon and astronaut

Chiaki Mukai, surgeon and astronaut

Chiaki Mukai, surgeon and astronautJapan, since the industrial revolution, is known as the perfect “mix of tradition and modernity”. However, in 1950 a woman was still expected to become a wife, a mother and run the household. But not Chiaki Mukai. Important dates 6...
Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank

Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank

Christine Lagarde, first woman to head the European Central BankChristine Lagarde is famous for her influence on IMF, but who is she ? Important dates January 1st , 1956: birth of Christine in Paris. 1981: Baker & McKenzie International law firm 1987: Made first...
Marie Curie, winner of two Nobel prizes.

Marie Curie, winner of two Nobel prizes.

Marie Curie, Winner of two Nobel prizesAll her life, Marie Skłodowska was considered a prodigy. She studied at the Russian lycée at the age of 16 and was forced to start working because of her father’s poor money management. Important dates November 7, 1867 : Marie...
Rose Valland, or how to save 60 000 works of art

Rose Valland, or how to save 60 000 works of art

Important dates November 1, 1898: Birth in St-Etienne-de-Saint-Geoirs 1914: Entered teacher training college 1918: Entered École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (6th in the competition out of 300) 1920:  Practical School of Advanced Studies in History...
Hedy Lamarr, star of glamour and science

Hedy Lamarr, star of glamour and science

Hedy Lamarr, star of glamour and scienceHedy Lamarr is famous for her acting. But her contribution to the modern world is priceless. Let’s meet with the amazing Hollywood star who invented WiFi… Important dates November 9, 1914: birth of Hedwig Kiesler in...