To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, we spent two days tweeting out profiles of phenomenal innovative women across sectors, throughout history, and around the world. Take some time to scroll through. We predict you’ll get inspiration, education, and motivation. You’ll even see some CSI members on the list!
Before there was autocorrect, there was ripping up what you had typed and starting all over again. Bette Nesmith Graham decided to instead use white paint to cover her typos, and eventually her invention became Liquid Paper. (She got super rich) #WomenInnovate#WomensHistoryMonthpic.twitter.com/oCvHEHmxUq
After seeking treatment for hair loss, Madam C. J. Walker revolutionized Black hair care by inventing “the Walker system”. She sold her homemade products directly to Black women and became the first Black woman millionaire in America. #WomenInnovate#IWD2018pic.twitter.com/eL7dTJ5hXA
Nowyah Williams successfully advocated for Nunavut women to give birth in their communities, rather than 1500kms from home. She said: “The government didn’t understand how strong I was. They didn’t know what kind of goals I had, so they hired me.” #WomenInnovate#IWD2018pic.twitter.com/nWEHKVsbUj
Hamilton’s Florence Lawrence was considered “The World’s First Movie Star”. Her career was ended in 1915 by serious injuries from filming a fire stunt. She then turned to automation, and invented the turn signal. #WomenInnovate#IWD2018pic.twitter.com/bUF8ojxQKI
Growing up, Susan Olivia Poole saw that women in her Ojibway community would bundle their baby, hang them from a tree branch, and pull on the limb to simulate a bouncing motion. In 1957, she patented and began manufacturing The Jolly Jumper. #WomenInnovate#IWD2018pic.twitter.com/j8KognrirL
Committed to holistic health of the individual and the community, CSI member @dbiyoung created the groundbreaking Anitafrika Method, an intersectional anti-oppression liberation framework rooted in creative discovery for self and collective empowerment. #WomenInnovate#IWD2018pic.twitter.com/azWP3euu4l
Mary Sherman Morgan was a U.S. rocket fuel scientist credited with the invention of the liquid fuel Hydyne in 1957, which powered the Jupiter-C rocket that boosted the first US satellite, Explorer I. (If I did that, I would tell everyone every day.) #WomenInnovate#IWD2018pic.twitter.com/ESlVmGYjXy