Behind the Book

5 Under-the-Radar Female Role Models We Learned About from Limitless

November 14, 2018
Natasha Puetz

Powerful women are everywhere…we just don’t always hear about them. Take a moment and learn about these five women who changed the course of history.

5 Under-the-Radar Female Role Models We Learned About from Limitless 

Gilda Radner – American Comedian

Despite battling multiple disorders during her lifetime, Gilda quickly became an extremely influential woman in comedy. She was one of the original seven cast members of SNL, and even won an Emmy in 1978. She is also the subject of a new documentary, “Love, Gilda.”

Rachel Carson – American Marine Biologist

Carson’s research lead to the banning DDT and helped create the EPA. Political figures such as John F. Kennedy and Al Gore have both credited her book Silent Spring for their interest and action in the realm of environmental protection.

 

Yuri Kochiyama – American Activist

Kochiyama was a grassroots organizer and peace activist all around. While in an Internment Camp in the United States during World War II, she organized a group of girls to write letters to Japanese GI’s fighting in the war. She later went on to be a big part of the inspiring the US to apologize to the families forced in camps during the war.

 

Lozen – American Warrior

After her brother Victorio and his band were moved to dire conditions, Lozen compelled women and children to move across the Rio Grande to avoid the tide of oncoming violence. She then turned right around and went to fight with her fellow warriors.

 

Shirley Chisholm – American Politician

Like most of the women on this list, her achievements are almost too numerous to recount. She was the first black woman elected to congress and fought hard for immigration rights and children’s welfare among many other causes. She’s quoted as saying, “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”

 

If you want to learn about some other awesome women, check out How Well Do You Know These 5 Important Female Trailblazers?