Discover how Sandra Day O’Connor overcame the odds to become the first female U.S. Supreme Court justice.
Whether born of folklore or a historical tragedy, each of these ladies has a haunting tale.
Discover whether you are guilty of maleficium and/or would have been accused of practicing witchcraft according to the laws and evidence used during the 1692 Salem Witch Trials.
These daring dames ventured into the underworld of contraband liquor.
The 1692 Salem witch trials caused so much turmoil that the Massachusetts town is still synonymous with them.
In the coming decades, five princesses are expected to ascend the thrones of Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and Sweden.
Mary Katharine Goddard was one of America’s first publishers, and she was tasked with printing and delivering the Declaration of Independence to the 13 colonies.
Marsha P. Johnson was a relentless advocate for gay rights, best known for her involvement in the Stonewall Uprising and tireless efforts to protect those in her community.
Before home pregnancy tests, the most reliable test was just to wait and see. But people still wanted to know as early as possible whether they were harboring a tiny human.
Billie Jean King is one of tennis’ most celebrated athletes. But she also championed gender equality efforts and fought for equal pay in sports.
Broadcast journalist Connie Chung was the first Asian American woman to co-anchor a major network newscast.
To celebrate Mother’s Day, here are 25 of history’s greatest moms.
Here are some of the most unforgettable books to earn the Women’s Prize for Fiction from celebrated authors like Zadie Smith, Téa Obreht, and others.
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Wilma Rudolph made history as a Black woman athlete at the 1960 Rome Olympics, becoming the first American woman to win three gold medals at one Olympics.
In honor of Women’s History Month, discover unique products and learn the backstories behind these women-owned businesses.
Today, Katherine Mansfield is considered one of the most influential modernist writers of the 20th century—but she considered a career as a professional cellist.
Venus Williams took the sports world by storm when she first arrived on the international stage as a teenage tennis phenom. She hasn't slowed down since.
Marie Curie, who was born in Warsaw, Poland, on November 7, 1867, is still the only person to receive Nobel Prizes in two different sciences.
From singers to scientists and athletes to activists, here are 130 amazing women who have changed the world for the better.
Amelia Bloomer’s impact on the women’s rights movement went much further than inspiring a fashion revolution.
Gibson was the first Black athlete to win a Grand Slam tennis event—and she also played pro golf.