From its roots in labor history to support internationally through the United Nations, International Women's Day has been a time to reflect on women's rights: progress, changes needed and heroines who've helped inspire and work for women's rights. Read more: International Women's Day
Property rights include the legal rights to acquire, own, sell and transfer property, collect and keep rents, keep one's wages, make contracts and bring lawsuits. In history, a woman's property has often, but not always, been under the control of her father or, if she was married, her husband. Read more about the history of how women achieved basic property rights.
Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to graduate from medical school, and with her sister, Emily Blackwell, and Dr. Marie E. Zakrzewska operated a teaching hospital in New York. Born in England, Elizabeth Blackwell returned to her homeland and finished her career there. She's definitely someone to know if you want to be literate in women's history.
And then there are her two famous sisters-in-law, Lucy Stone and Antoinette Brown Blackwell, and her famous niece, Alice Stone Blackwell.