Thinking back to our history classes growing up, we had one question: Where the ladies at? Enter, Encyclopedia Womannica. In just 5 minutes a day, learn about different incredible women from throughout history. In Wonder Media Network’s brand new podcast, we’re telling the stories of women you may or may not know -- but definitely should.
Politicians: Eleanor Rathbone
Eleanor Rathbone (1872-1946) was one of the first female members of the British Parliament who used her position to push for gender-equal legislation.
Politicians: Jeannette Rankin
Jeannette Rankin (1880-1973) broke the glass ceiling to become the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress, doing so before women had the right to vote.
Politicians: Eva Perón
Eva Perón (1919-1952) was emblematic of a political movement in Argentina. In her short life, she achieved a saint-like status and was so powerful an icon that long after her death, her final resting place remained a subject of fierce debate.
Politicians: Sarojini Naidu
Sarojini Naidu (1879-1949) was known as “The Nightingale of India,” she was the first Indian woman to serve as both president of the Indian National Congress, and as an Indian state governor.
Politicians: Constance Baker Motley
Constance Baker Motley (1941-2005) spent most of her life fighting for Civil Rights. She put her life at risk to change the course of American history -- but she’s often left out of the history books.
Politicians: Charlene Mitchell
Charlene Mitchell (1930-present) was the first Black woman to run for president of the United States. She ran on the Communist ticket, stating that she saw racism and class injustice as symptoms of the capitalist system.