A profile of Barbara Bush, wife of one US president and mother of another.
A description of the international treaty adopted in 1979 by the United Nations General Assembly aimed at eliminating sex discrimination.
Virginia Apgar biography: profile of the woman who pioneered in newborn health.
Abigail Adams was far more than just a president's wife. She managed the family business while he worked for America's freedom. Her letters advocated women's rights. Her thoughts influenced her husband, John Adams.
A biography of Queen Hatshepsut, Pharaoh of Egypt, who took on male symbols of kingship. What was her claim to rulership? Was she a successful ruler of Egypt?
A biography of Frances Willard, long-time president of the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) and an advocate of women's rights and woman suffrage.
A profile of Margaret of Anjou, Queen of England who took an active part in her husband's administration and led the Lancastrians in the early years of the Wars of the Roses.
Mary Ann Shadd Cary biography - a profile of Mary Ann Shadd Cary, African American teacher, journalist, and law school graduate who lived for some years in Canada.
A profile of Woman's Journal, one in a series of profiles of historical women's magazines, newspapers, and journals.
Read more about the life and career of track and field star Jackie Joyner-Kersee, considered by many to be the best all-around female athlete in the world.
A biography sketch of Toni Morrison, African American woman writer, and winner of a Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize for Literature.
Cecily Neville, whose husband unsuccessfully claimed the crown of England, was herself the mother of two kings of England.
Eleanor of Aquitaine, queen of France and England through her two marriages and ruler of her own territories by right of birth, was one of the most powerful women of the world in the twelfth century. This profile highlights her key contributions.
Janet Reno biography - biography of Janet Reno, first female Attorney General of the United States, and center of controversy.
A profile of Lilith: A Feminist History Journal, one in a series of profiles of historical women's magazines, newspapers, and journals.
A profile of Lilith Magazine, one in a series of profiles of historical women's magazines, newspapers, and journals.
Emma Goldman biography - profile of radical Emma Goldman.
Nelly Sachs, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1966, was a German Jew who took refuge in Sweden in 1940 and wrote of the Holocaust and Jewish experience.
Doris Lessing profile, with the basics of the life and career of Doris Lessing, British woman writer.
Profile of Selma Lagerlöf, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Dorothea Lange biography - a profile of Dorothea Lange, photographer of the 20th century, known for her iconic images of the Great Depression
A profile of Regina Anderson, playwright and librarian who was a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance.
A biography of Barbara Bodichon, artist and women's rights activist.
Helen Blackburn was a women's suffrage worker in the British suffrage movement who donated her books for researchers into the movement's early years.
A biography of Mother Jones