Name that Woman Trailblazer: She finished high school at the age of 14 and double majored in Math & French at West Virginia State University. She was hired by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (which became NASA later on) and helped calculate the aerodynamic forces on airplanes with the Flight Research Division. Her calculations for Friendship 7 helped John Glenn become the first American to orbit earth, and she also calculated trajectories that enabled Apollo 11 to land on the moon in 1969.
Answer: Katherine Johnson.
Name that Woman Trailblazer: Hollywood actress turned European princess, married Prince Rainier III in 1956 to become Princess of Monaco after two decades of pursuing the glamour of the silver screen. Due to her uniquely eclectic career and rich fabric of worldly experience, she is awarded her trailblazing status as one of the first women to ‘do it all’. Her life spanned the realms of modelling, acting, advertising, royalty, motherhood and married life.
Answer: Grace Kelly.
Name that Woman Trailblazer: American photographer, musician, vegetarian cookbook author and advocate, animal-rights activist, who was born on 24th September 1941. “The real you” of music icons like the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, and Sir Paul McCartney are among the stars that her own eyes and those of her camera had captured throughout the years. She was the muse behind “Maybe I’m Amazed”, and “My Love” just to mention a few songs by her ultra famous husband.
Answer: Lady Linda Louise McCartney.
Name that Woman Trailblazer: This woman is a London-born American actress who remarried eight times to seven men and famously became the highest paid movie star in 1960s Hollywood, was an undisputed pioneer of female empowerment.
Answer: Elizabeth Taylor.