Based on neverbefore used letters, diaries, and photographs from the Rockefeller Archive, The Rockefeller Women reveals the life of four generations of an extraordinary family: Eliza Davison Rockefeller, the Mother of John D., who instilled in her sons drive for success in business and Christian service; Laura Spelman Rockefeller, the wife of John D., the daughter of an Underground Railway operator and early supporter of racial freedom; Edith Rockefeller McCormick, the daughter of John D. and Laura, who became the queen of Chicago society, studied under Carl Jung and became a lay analyst; Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, the wife of John Jr. and mother of six children Winthrop, Laurence, Nelson, John III, David and Babs who helped found the Museum of Modern Art; Margaretta "Happy" Rockefeller whom married Nelson.
Author: Jeannette E. Brown
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2018-08-08
This is the second of two books about African-American female chemists. The first book (African-American Women Chemists, 2011) focused on the early pioneers--women chemists from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Act. African American Women Chemists in the Modern Era focuses on contemporary women who have benefited from the Civil Rights Act and are now working as chemists or chemical engineers. This book was produced by taking the oral history of women who are leaders in their field and who wanted to tell the world how they suceeded. It features eighteen amazing women in this book and each of them has a claim to fame, despite hiding in plain sight. These women reveal the history of their lives from youth to adult. Overall, Jeannette Brown aims to inspire women and minorities to pursue careers in the sciences, as evidenced by the successful career paths of the women that came before them.
Author: Andrea Walton
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Release Date: 2005-02-15
Genre: Social Science
This book illuminates the philanthropic impulse that has influenced women's education and its place in the broader history of philanthropy in America. Contributing to the history of women, education, and philanthropy, the book shows how voluntary activity and home-grown educational enterprise were as important as big donors in the development of philanthropy. The essays in Women and Philanthropy in Education are generally concerned with local rather than national effects of philanthropy, and the giving of time rather than monetary support. Many of the essays focus on the individual lives of female philanthropists (Olivia Sage, Martha Berry) and teachers (Tsuda Umeko, Catharine Beecher), offering personal portraits of philanthropy in the 19th and 20th centuries. These stories provide evidence of the key role played by women in the development of philanthropy and its importance to the education of women. Philanthropic and Nonprofit Studies -- Dwight F. Burlingame and David C. Hammack, editors
Fundador y Presidente/Presidente honorífico de la Comisión Trilateral; Presidente/Presidente honorífico del Council on Foreign Relations; Miembro estadounidense fundador, miembro vitalicio y miembro del comité de dirección del Club Bilderberg; Presidente honorífico y miembro del consejo de administración vitalicio de la Rockefeller University; Presidente del Chase Manhattan Bank; Cofundador y Presidente del Chase International Advisory Committee; Presidente de Rockefeller Financial Services; Director del Banco de la Reserva Federal de Nueva York; Fundador y Presidente/Presidente honorífico del Consejo de las Américas; Fundador y Presidente/Presidente honorífico de la Americas Society; Fundador del Forum de las Américas; Presidente honorífico de la Japan Society; Presidente Emeritus del Museo de Arte Moderno de Nueva York; Director del Peterson Institute; Presidentede la Cámara de comercio e industria de Nueva York; Fundador de Partnership for New York City; Presidente de la Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association; Director de la World Trade Center Memorial Foundation; Cofundador del The Business Committee for the Arts (BAC) (1967); Presidente de Morningside Heights, Inc.; Fundador del Center for Inter-American Relations; Fundador del Emergency Committee for American Trade; Director del Overseas Development Council; Director del US-USSR Trade and Economic Council; Vice-presidente del Advisory Council for US-China Trade; Vicepresidente del Advisory Council on Japan-United States Economic Relations; Presidente del Comité asesor de la reforma del sistema monetario internacional ; Miembro fundador de la Commission on White House Fellows'; Miembro vitalicio del consejo de administración de la University of Chicago; Miembro del consejo de administración de la Biblioteca John F. Kennedy; Miembro honorífico del consejo de administración de International House (New York); Presidente de Comité de supervisores del Harvard College; Presidente de Comité de estudios exteriores de la Harvard University; Miembro del consejo de administración del Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Primer fundador de la Conferencia Dartmouth; Miembro de la Peace Parks Foundation; Presidente of the Stone Barns Restoration Corporation; Fundador y presidente de International Executive Service Corps (IESC); Fundador del Comité de emergencia del comercio americano(ECAT); Co-fundador de Synergos afiliada al Círculo global de filántropos; Asesor honorífico/asesor internacional de Praemium Imperiale; Fundador de la David Rockefeller Fund; Co-fundador de la Rockefeller Family Fund; Co-fundador de la Rockefeller Brothers Fund; Co-fundador, y miembro del comité asesor del Centro David Rockefeller Center para estudios latinoamericanos en Harvard University.
The Colorado Women's Hall of Fame was founded in 1985, by a group of women who were concerned that both historic and contemporary women who shared foresight, vision, enthusiasm, and the power of accomplishment were not receiving appropriate acknowledgment. Fearful that splendid achievements would be forgotten, they wished to honor women who, during their lifetime, made a significant contribution to Colorado as a state or territory. It is the hope of the founders that by so honoring Colorado's women of consequence, their spirits might inspire future generations.In the first decade since the founding, fifty-nine women were selected for induction. Although historians habitually ignored the vital part that women played in the building of the West, in actuality these women's lives contain plots and characters that would enliven the most gripping novels. We have saints, like Frances Wisebart Jacobs and the theatrical angel Helen Bonfils; activists such as Josephine Roche and Rachel Noel; a scientific genius in Florence Sabin; and visionaries like Dana Crawford. There are tragedies, as with the Tabor wives, and the lighter-hearted tales of Mary Elitch Long and Mary Coyle Chase.Women of Consequence provides a bonanza of role models who opened new frontiers for women in so many fields, including business, journalism and newspaper publishing, science and medicine, law, politics, education, charity work, botany and even taxidermy. These stories are sure to inspire, delight, and instruct readers throughout Colorado, from young adults to senior citizens, whether they've lived here all their lives or moved here recently.
This reader provides an introduction to the gendering of science and the impact women are making in laboratories around the world. The republished essays included in this collection are both personal tales from women scientists and essays on the nature of science itself, covering such controversial issues like the under-representation of women in science, reproductive technology, sociobiology, evolutionary theory, and the notion of objective science.
Author: Kim Etingoff
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2014-09-02
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Women have made major contributions to science throughout history, including in the field of chemistry. Learn about the lives of some of the most amazing women in chemistry, from Alice Hamilton to Darleane Hoffman, as well as their exciting and important work. Discover what it takes to be a chemist. Find out about the opportunities for women in the field. Read Women in Chemistry to see if following in the footsteps of the many brilliant women who have made their mark in chemistry is something you want to do.
Author: Bernice Kert
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
The first complete biography of Abby Rockefeller, founder of the Museum of Modern Art and the woman who shaped the character and destiny of one of America's most powerful families. "From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Jeannette Brown
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2011-12-14
Dr. Marie Maynard Daly received her PhD in Chemistry from Columbia University in 1947. Although she was hardly the first of her race and gender to engage in the field, she was the first African American woman to receive a PhD in chemistry in the United States. In this book, Jeannette Brown, an African American woman chemist herself, will present a wide-ranging historical introduction to the relatively new presence of African American women in the field of chemistry. It will detail their struggles to obtain an education and their efforts to succeed in a field in which there were few African American men, much less African American women. The book contains sketches of the lives of African America women chemists from the earliest pioneers up until the late 1960's when the Civil Rights Acts were passed and greater career opportunities began to emerge. In each sketch, Brown will explore women's motivation to study the field and detail their often quite significant accomplishments. Chapters focus on chemists in academia, industry, and government, as well as chemical engineers, whose career path is very different from that of the tradition chemist. The book concludes with a chapter on the future of African American women chemists, which will be of interest to all women interested in science.
Author: Lincoln C. Chen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Over the past decade, the AIDS pandemic has propagated so widely and exerted such a dev astating impact that one may properly ask the question, Why not concentrate all AIDS efforts on disease control alone? Why link AIDS with women's reproductive health? What is the scientific basis for this linkage? And how might AID~ control and women's health objectives be promot ed simultaneously? These questions constitute the principal themes addressed in this monograph. The 15 chapters in this volume are intended to provide state-of-the-art reviews of key interac tions between AIDS and women's reproductive health for an audience of scientists and policy makers in the AIDS and population fields. Impetus for this monograph comes in pan from what we perceive to be an inadequate global response, thus far, to AIDS and women's health ;>roblems. A common platform has failed to emerge among the disparate professional communities working in the areas of AIDS, STDs, and family planning. As a result, endeavors in these fields have been isolated, and opportunities for joint action have been missed. An enormous and, as yet, unharnessed potential exists for power ful interdisciplinary collaborations that could strengthen policies and programs against these pressing health problems of humankind.
Author: Sandra Stanley Holton
Release Date: 2012-11-12
One nineteenth-century commentator noted the ‘public’ character of Quaker women as signalling a new era in female history. This study examines such claims through the story of middle-class women Friends from among the kinship circle created by the marriage in 1839 of Elizabeth Priestman and the future radical Quaker statesman, John Bright. The lives discussed here cover a period from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries, and include several women Friends active in radical politics and the women’s movement, in the service of which they were able to mobilise extensive national and international networks. They also created and preserved a substantial archive of private papers, comprising letters and diaries full of humour and darkness, the spiritual and the mundane, family confidences and public debate, the daily round and affairs of state. The discovery of such a collection makes it possible to examine the relationship between the personal and public lives of these women Friends, explored through a number of topics including the nature of Quaker domestic and church cultures; the significance of kinship and church membership for the building of extensive Quaker networks; the relationship between Quaker religious values and women’s participation in civil society and radical politics and the women’s rights movement. There are also fresh perspectives on the political career of John Bright, provided by his fond but frank women kin. This new study is a must read for all those interested in the history of women, religion and politics.
Author: Adrienne Germain
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-06-29
Reproductive tract infections (RTis) have become a silent epidemic that is devastating women's lives. Each year, thousands of women die needlessly from the consequences of these infections, including cervical cancer, ectopic pregnancy, acute and chronic infections of the uterus and the fallopian tubes, and puerperal infections. For many women, this happens because they receive medical attention too late, if at all. The terrible irony of this tragedy is that early diagnosis of and treatment for many RTis do not require high-technology health care. For the hundreds of millions of women with chronic RTis acquired from their sexual partners, life can become a living hell. Infection is a major cause of infertility, and it leads to scorn and rejection in many countries. These women may experience constant pain, have festering lesions of the genital tract, be at enhanced risk of second ary diseases, and endure social ostracism. The problems associated with RT!s have grown even greater in the past decade with the emergence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and AIDS. Preexisting sexually transmitted disease, particularly when associated with genital tract ulcers, raises women's vulnerability to the transmission of HIV 3-5 fold.
While most laymen could recognize Florence Nightingale as the founder of modern nursing, it’s doubtful they could likewise identify Louise Pearce as one of the primary researchers in the cure for African Sleeping Sickness or Anna W. Williams as the discoverer of the diphtheria antitoxin. This book profiles 25 women who have made significant contributions to medical research, including Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Lydia Folger Fowler, Virginia Apgar, and Rosalind Franklin, among others. Each profile includes a general introduction and covers the woman’s childhood or family background, her formal education, her most valuable contributions to the field, and the important events or persons which influenced her life and career.