Ten biographies of American women inventors and discoverers, including Madam C.J. Walker (health sensitive hair care product), LillianGilbreth (house hold electronics), Beulah Henry (bobbin-free sewing machine and a vacuum ice cream freezer), Elizabeth Lee Hazen (nystatin), Rachel Fuller Brown (, Katherine Blodgett, Gertrude B. Elion, Stephanie Louise Kwolek, Edith Flanigen, and Ellen Ochoa.
This books introduces the women behind many famous inventions, from hair products and ice cream freezers to medicines and Kevlar®, the super-strong material used to make bullet-resistant vests. The ten women featured include Madam C. J. Walker, Lillian Gilbreth, Beulah Henry, Elizabeth Lee Hazen, Rachel Fuller Brown, Katherine Burr Blodgett, Gertrude Belle Elion, Stephanie Louise Kwolek, Edith Flanigen, and Ellen Ochoa.
This book is an examination of the evolution and impact of American intellectual property rights during the nineteenth century. It compares the American system to developments in the more oligarchic societies of France and Britain. The United States created the first modern patent system and its policies were the most liberal in the world toward inventors who are women.
This book describes the experiences of female innovators and entrepreneurs in the largely male-dominated tech-world. It highlights the varied life and career stories that lead these women to top positions in the technology industry. Interviewees include CEOs, company founders, and inventors from a variety of tech organizations in sectors such as mobile technology, e-commerce, online education, and video gaming. Interviewer Danielle Newnham, a mobile startup and e-commerce entrepreneur herself, and an online community organizer, presents the insights, instructive anecdotes, and advice the women shared with her in twenty interviews, including stories about raising capital for a start-up, the obstacles these women encountered and how they overcame those obstacles
The author argues that the experience of women inventors provides a "contextual fabric" that "exemplified cultural barriers and patterns of gendered identity in relationship to technological creativity," and that by "avoiding the cultural construct of male activity and female passivity, we begin to see that the ideological construct of masculine and feminine identity did not, in reality, negate one from the other in terms of technological creativity" (p. xii). In other words, nineteenth-century women who wished to compete in the marketplace for inventions encountered obstacles.
Prepare to be inspired by women from all walks of life. This 10-book series spotlights the contributions of female achievers around the world and throughout history. Each volume profiles 150 extraordinary women in a specific area of interest. Sidebars provide personal observations and intriguing details. Timelines, resource guides, and indexes make finding facts easy. Even more useful is the cumulative master index, which lists all 1,500 women by volume number, nationality, chronological period, and awards won.
Offers profiles of Amanda Theodosia Jones, Carrie Everson, Dr. Sara Josephine Baker, Madam C.J. Walker, Ida Rosenthal, Katharine Blodgett, Elizabeth Hazan and Rachel Brown, Bette Graham, and Ruth Handler.