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  1. Biographies by Last Name
  1. Distinguished Women of Past and Present (Bois)
      Provides one of the most comprehensive sets of biographies of women available on the Net. Arranged alphabetically by last name and by field.

  2. Women Heroes (Women in World History Curriculum - Reese)
      Provides biographies of influential women, by region of the world.

  3. Women in History (WWWomen)
      Provides a Directory and Search Engine related to women.

  1. -Getting Rid of Gender Bias at Work (
      Provides leadership tips for managers. 03-14

  2. -Janet Yellen Is the New Chair of the Federal Reserve (
      "In her first and only interview since being confirmed as Federal Reserve Chair, Janet Yellen speaks in-depth to TIME about her outlook on the U.S. economy, the future of the Fed's controversial Quantitative Easing program, as well as what role she thinks the Fed should take in oversight, inequality and unemployment in America." 01-14

  3. Biographies of Famous Women (Gale Group)
      Provides over 100 biographies. Many include pictures 6-00

  4. Biographies of Women
  5. Editorial: Why One Woman Thinks Women Still Can't Have It All (The Atlantic)
      "I had always assumed that if I could get a foreign-policy job in the State Department or the White House while my party was in power, I would stay the course as long as I had the opportunity to do work I loved. But in January 2011, when my two-year public-service leave from Princeton University was up, I hurried home as fast as I could."

      "If we truly believe in equal opportunity for all women, here’s what has to change." 03-14

  6. First female commander of Army Drill Sgt. School (CNN News)
      "Her name is Command Sergeant Major Teresa King and she’s the first woman commandant of this school. Incredibly fit, 48-years-old and a 29-year Army vet, King oversees 78 drill instructors and is responsible for training every Army drill sergeant. Nearly 2,000 sergeants graduate from the drill sergeant school each year." 10-09

  7. How Much Did Hillary Break the Glass Ceiling? (U.S. News)
      "She made it further than any other woman, but the barriers for a woman becoming president remain high." 08-08

  8. Photographers - Women (Leggat)
      Provides short biographies of women who are mentioned in the history of photography. 3-01

  9. Some of History's Most Rebellious Women (
      "In honor of International Women's Day, TIME looks at some unlikely revolutionaries, from Joan of Arc to Harriet Tubman and a modern-day mother of three who became a key democracy activist in Yemen." 03-11

  10. Where Women Propose and Men Must Say "Yes" (CBS News)
      "In this archipelago of 50 islands of pale blue water off the western rim of Africa, it's women, not men, who choose. They make their proposals public by offering their grooms-to-be a dish of distinctively prepared fish, marinated in red palm oil. It's the equivalent of a man bending on one knee and offering a woman a diamond ring, except that in one of the world's matriarchal cultures, it's women that do the asking, and once they have, men are powerless to say no." 01-07

  11. Women - Biographies of Women Mathematicians (Riddle)
      Provides biographies in alphabetical order and by time period.

  12. Women Promoting Women in the Work Place (
      "Soon after lawmakers finished work on the nation’s new financial regulatory law, a team of JPMorgan Chase lobbyists descended on Washington. Their goal was to obtain special breaks that would allow banks to make big bets in their portfolios, including some of the types of trading that led to the $2 billion loss now rocking the bank." 05-12

  13. Women Writers by Name, Country or Period (Ockerbloom)
      Provides biographies of women writers by name, country, or time period.

  14. Women Writers of Color (University of Minnesota)
      Provides biographies of women writers who are African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic, Chicana, Latina, Indigenous, or Native American.

  15. Women in Ancient Egypt (
      "As an Egyptian woman, you would have been among the most legally independent females in the ancient world."

      "Their legal rights of women meant they could bring an action in law, be a partner in legal contracts and own property. It was also possible for them to work, and even live alone."

  16. Women's Biographies (University of Maryland)
      Provides biographies of historical women of achievement. 10-09

  17. Women's Issues - 1830 - 1930 (Dublin and Sklar)
      Searches historical documents for names and text related to women's issues from 1830 - 1930. Includes a particular emphasis on women's rights and suffrage.

  18. Women's Suffrage (Dublin and Sklar)
      Provides information on how the National Suffrage Amendment was passed.

  19. World's Most Powerful Women (MSNBC News)
      "Hopeful signs for women: Forbes' fifth annual ranking showcases women who have beat out men for top business posts this year, including Lynn Laverty Elsenhans (No. 39), the new chief of Sunoco; Gail Kelly (No. 11), who heads Australian bank Westpac; and Jane Mendillo (No. 42), who was just named to run the $35 billion Harvard University endowment."

      "In total, the women ranked on this list control $26 trillion worldwide." 08-08


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