Female Inventors

Ruth Handler's Inventions

Ruth Handler

Ruth Handler (née Mosko) was an inventor and businesswoman, famous for being one of the founding members of the toy giant Mattel Inc. and for inventing the most famous doll in the world, namely Barbie.

Mary Anderson's Inventions

Mary Anderson

Mary Anderson was an American inventor of the 20th century, known primarily for her invention of the windscreen wiper.

Marie Curie's Inventions

Marie Curie

Marie Curie (born Maria Salomea Skłodowska) was a Polish-French physicist famous for her work in the field of radioactivity.

Madam C.J. Walker's Inventions

Madam C.J. Walker

Madam C.J. Walker was an African-American entrepreneur who established a business selling hair care products to women in the 19th century.

Hedy Lamarr's Inventions

Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr (born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler) was an Austrian actress and inventor of the 20th century. She was born in 1914 in Vienna and was the only child of Gertrud and Emil Kiesler.

Ellen Ochoa's Inventions

Ellen Ochoa


Dr. Ellen Ochoa is the world’s first Hispanic female astronaut. She was born on May 10, 1958, in Los Angeles, California. She attended Grossmont High School and graduated in 1975, with a strong partiality towards science.

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