Alma Whiffen Barksdale worked as a mycologist at The Upjohn Company, where she discovered cycloheximide, an anti-fungal agent widely used on golf courses and cherry orchards. Applauded by Andrea Beaty, author of Rosie Revere Engineer.
Fe del Mundo - Filipino pediatrician and Harvard Medical School's first female student. She was admitted because she was brilliant.and because they didn't realize she was a woman. Del Mundo founded the first pediatric hospital in the Philippines.