Considering that women comprise the majority of college students these days, it’s easy to take currently available educational opportunities for granted. The drive and courage of females from previous generations — ones where simply being born with two X chromosomes meant a lifetime of treatment as a second-class citizen — made it all possible for today’s students, researchers and professors to indulge their passions, imaginations and intellects. While few will deny that some majors, career paths and organizations still tip their favor towards the masculine, a debt of gratitude is still owed these incredible pioneers. More than the following 11 contributed to the rise of women in higher education, of course, and all should be considered heroines for breaking so much ground.
Taken From Online Colleges