Marie-José Pérec

Marie José Pérec, La Gazelle

She was a French athlete, the first sprinter to continuously win an Olympic gold medal in a 400-meter dash. Important dates May 9, 1968: birth of Marie-José Pérec in Basse Terre, Guadeloupe 1984: was recruited by a visiting French coach 1988: at only 20 years old, she...

Venus Williams, defining athleticism

Venus Williams is an American tennis player with her sister Serena redefined the sport with her strength and superb athleticism. Important dates June 17, 1980: birth of Venus Williams in Lynwood, California, U.S. 1994: became a professional athlete 1997: became the...

Katz Kiely, CEO of Beep and founder of Frontline.live

"Women are awesome" Empowering people to release their full potential CEO of Beep and founder of Frontline.Live Who is Katz? Name: Katz Kiely What she does: CEO of Beep and founder of Frontline.live Her mantra: Everything can be better, always Her role model: In every...

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Katz Kiely, CEO of Beep and founder of Frontline.live

"Women are awesome" Empowering people to release their full potential CEO of Beep and founder of Frontline.Live Who is Katz? Name: Katz Kiely What she does: CEO of Beep and founder of Frontline.live Her mantra: Everything can be better, always Her role model: In every...

Andréa Bernholtz, founder of Swiminista

"Life is a banquet" Reconciliating Fashion & Sustainability Founder of SwiministaWho is Andréa? Name: Andréa Bernholtz What she does: founder of Swiminista, previously founder of Rock & Republic Her mantra: Life is a banquet! Her role model: her mother Her...

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Marie José Pérec, La Gazelle

She was a French athlete, the first sprinter to continuously win an Olympic gold medal in a 400-meter dash. Important dates May 9, 1968: birth of Marie-José Pérec in Basse Terre, Guadeloupe 1984: was recruited by a visiting French coach 1988: at only 20 years old, she...

Venus Williams, defining athleticism

Venus Williams is an American tennis player with her sister Serena redefined the sport with her strength and superb athleticism. Important dates June 17, 1980: birth of Venus Williams in Lynwood, California, U.S. 1994: became a professional athlete 1997: became the...

Celine Alvarez, modern teacher

Celine Alvarez is a former teacher and writer well known for her work on education. Important dates Freburary 12, 1983: birth of Celine Alvarez in Argenteuil, France 2009: passed, as a free candidate the competition for school teacher 2011 to 2014: experiment with new...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a badass Justice of the Supreme Court

Ruth Bader Ginsburg lived a life dedicated to justice and advocating for Women's Rights which lead her all the way to becoming Justice of the Supreme Court... Important dates March 15, 1933: birth in New York June 23, 1954: graduates from a bachelor’s degree from...

Helen Keller, blind, deaf and a writer

She was American writer and educator for the blind and deaf. Her education and training represent extraordinary achievements for the disabled community. Important dates June 27, 1880: birth of Helen Keller in Tuscumbia, Alabama, USA. 1890: Learn how to read and speak...

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Helen Keller, blind, deaf and a writer

Helen Keller, blind, deaf and a writer

She was American writer and educator for the blind and deaf. Her education and training represent extraordinary achievements for the disabled community. Important dates June 27, 1880: birth of Helen Keller in Tuscumbia, Alabama, USA. 1890: Learn how to read and speak...

Maria Montessori, an education revolutionary

Maria Montessori, an education revolutionary

Maria Montessori was one of the first Italian women to become a doctor and had a huge influence on children education.Important dates August 31, 1870: birth of Maria Montessori in Chiaravalle, Italy. 1875: enrolled in a school after moving to Rome. 1890: enrolled in...

Madonna, the icon

Madonna, the icon

Madonna Veronica Louise Ciccone is a pop singer and actress who played solo in 1981 and caused a sensation in the male-dominated music scene in the 1980s. Important dates August 16, 1958: birth of Madonna Veronica Louise Ciccone in Bay city, Michigan, USA December...

Simone de Beauvoir, French philosopher

Simone de Beauvoir, French philosopher

French feminist writer, and a member of the intellectual coalition of philosophical writersImportant dates January 9, 1908: birth of Simone Lucy Ernestine de Beauvoir in Paris, France 1929: Graduate in philosophy at La Sorbonne 1931-43: Teaching 1943:Publish L'invitée...

Ching Shih, from prostitute to pirate queen.

Ching Shih, from prostitute to pirate queen.

Ching Shih or Cheng I Sao or Zheng Yi Sao was the most well-known and influent female pirate. She was commanding the Red Flag Fleet during the beginning of the 19h century which was constituted of more than 1800 ships and approximatively 60 000 pirates (male and...

Andréa Bernholtz, founder of Swiminista

Andréa Bernholtz, founder of Swiminista

"Life is a banquet" Reconciliating Fashion & Sustainability Founder of SwiministaWho is Andréa? Name: Andréa Bernholtz What she does: founder of Swiminista, previously founder of Rock & Republic Her mantra: Life is a banquet! Her role model: her mother Her...

Lisa Ben, editor of the first lesbian magazine

Lisa Ben, editor of the first lesbian magazine

Lisa Ben, was one of the first lesbian celebrity who created Vice Versa and wrote parodic song.  Important dates November 7, 1921: birth of Edith D. Eyde  in San Fransisco, California. 1940's: composing music and singing in Lesbian bars 1947: publish the first of nine...

Ellen Ochoa, astronaut, but not only

Ellen Ochoa, astronaut, but not only

Ellen Ochoa was born in Los Angeles on May 10, 1958. She is an American astronaut and was chief executive and the first Hispanic woman to enter space. She then became director of NASA Johnson Space Center. Important dates May 10, 1958: birth of Ellen Ochoa, Los...

Rosa Parks, civil rights activist.

Rosa Parks, civil rights activist.

Rosa Parks was a civil rights activist who refused to give a white passenger seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Her rebellion caused a boycott of the Montgomery bus. His success initiated a nationwide effort to end racial segregation of public...

Mata Hari, from dancer to French intelligence

Mata Hari, from dancer to French intelligence

In 1917, Mata Hari was accused of being a double agent for Germany. She was executed by a French firing squad on October 15th.Important dates August 7th, 1876: birth of Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, Leeuwarden, Netherlands 1895:  Margaretha married Rudolf MacLoed 1905:...

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 journalist 1981: Became a professor at the Wake Forest...

Chiaki Mukai, surgeon and astronaut

Chiaki Mukai, surgeon and astronaut

Japan, 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 May, 1952 : birth of Chiaki Mukai in...

Marie Curie, winner of two Nobel prizes.

Marie Curie, winner of two Nobel prizes.

All 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 Curie was born (Maria Salomea Skłodowska)...

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

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

Or how did a curator help save more than 60,000 works of art divided during the Nazi occupation?Or how did a curator help save more than 60,000 works of art divided during the Nazi occupation?Important dates November 1, 1898: Birth in St-Etienne-de-Saint-Geoirs 1914:...

Hedy Lamarr, star of glamour and science

Hedy Lamarr, star of glamour and science

Hedy 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 Vienna, Austria 1930: first movies under the...

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