September is Women of Achievement Month
It’s Women of Achievement Month, so we’re recognizing some of the great contributions women have made to global arts, education, and politics. Take a look at our world map below and scroll down to see the place of birth and key achievements of each historic figure.
Eastern Cape, South Africa – Charlotte Maxeke: Social worker and African National Congress Women’s League founder
La Cisterna, Peru – Michelle Bachelet: Politician and first female President of Chile
Mexico City, Mexico – Frida Kahlo: Painter and artist
Los Angeles, CA – Ellen Ochoa: Astronaut and Director of Johnson Space Center
New York City, NY – Eleanor Roosevelt: First-lady of the U.S., social activist, and delegate to the United Nations
Bristol, England – Elizabeth Blackwell: First woman in the U.S. to receive a medical degree
Florence, Italy – Florence Nightingale – Social reformer, prolific writer, and founder of modern nursing education
Warsaw, Poland – Marie Curie: Scientist, physicist, and early researcher of radioactivity
Marche, Italy – Maria Montessori: Physician and founder of the Montessori education philosophy
Mingora, Pakistan – Malala Yousafzai: Advocate for women’s rights, education, and equality
Allahabad, India – Indira Gandhi: Political reformer and first female Prime Minister of India
Wakamatsu, Japan – ‘Wakamatsu’ Shizuko: Poet, translator, and first graduate of Japan’s first all-girls school
Sydney, Australia – Jane Foss Barff: Women’s education advocate and social activist
Social studies students can connect with and learn about hundreds of historic figures in our Networks social studies learning system. Download our Step Into Time and Place app for mobile phones and tablets for free.