#SheWhoShines 8. Emmeline Pankhurst - The Woman Who Fought For Women's Right To Vote

#SheWhoShines 8. Emmeline Pankhurst - The Woman Who Fought For Women's Right To Vote

Emmeline Pankhurst, a fiery, determined and courageous woman, paved the way for feminists by defying the traditional roles of 'wife' and 'mother' .

Emmeline Goulden was born in Manchester, England, in 1858. Her parents were both political activists and supporters of women’s right. Emmeline is considered to be one of the leaders of the suffragette movement in the UK who led the way to win the right for women to vote.  In 1879 at the age of 20 she married Richard Pankhurst, a barrister and a supporter of the women's suffrage movement.

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#SheWhoShines - 2. Margaret Hamilton, The Woman Who Took Us To The Moon

#SheWhoShines - 2. Margaret Hamilton, The Woman Who Took Us To The Moon

It was the 1960's, a time where women were not generally encouraged to seek out high-powered work, especially not work that was usually done by men. Margaret Hamilton, a 24 year-old mother with an undergrad degree in mathematics, working at MIT, had planned to support her husband through Harvard Law. After that, she would work on her own graduate degree. And that's when the Apollo Space program came along at MIT, which would ultimately find her in a position to lead one of the biggest feats of humankind. 

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