The world of Female Firsts!

We recognize that our ‪#‎FemaleForce‬ line of bio comics is heavily slanted towards modern women of influence. But there has been a long line of ‪#‎FemaleFirsts‬ that also deserve recognition. Whereas each of these tremendous pioneers might not get their own comic book, they deserve to be recognized and remembered. Here are a few. (I invite you to add your own in the comments)

• Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkov became the first woman and civilian to fly in space in June 1963.
• Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia became the first woman to receive a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1678.
• Annie Kopchovsky became the first woman to bicycle around the world in Sept 1895.
• Lilian Bland First woman in the world to design, build, and fly an aircraft in 1910
• French athlete, mountaineer, aviator and journalist Marie Marvingt became the first woman to fly a fighter plane in combat in 1915
• Mary Kies Became the First Woman to Receive a U.S. Patent in 1809 for a method of weaving straw with silk
• Belva Lockwood became the first woman lawyer to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1880
• Anne Bradstreet was the first poet in the British North American colonies to be published in 1640
• Jeannette Rankin, of Montana, is the first woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
• Victoria Woodhull became the 1st woman to run for President of the US in 1872. Frederick Douglass was her running mate.
• Becky Hammon became the first woman hired as a full time assistant coach in the NBA (San Antonio Spurs) in 2014
• Katharine Graham was the first female Fortune 500 CEO in 1972 (Washington Post)
Check our Female Force line (including the first woman to be elected Great Britain’s Prime Minister. Margaret Thatcher

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