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: Simone Veil
Simone Veil (1927-2017) dedicated her life to advocating for the underrepresented, becoming arguably the one person most responsible for advancing women’s legal rights in France in the 20th century.
Politicians: Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013) was the first female Prime Minister of Great Britain whose relentless pursuit for conservative ideals is captured in her famous moniker, The Iron Lady.
Politicians: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (1938-present) was the first woman to be elected president of Liberia, and the first woman to serve as an elected head of state in modern Africa.
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.
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