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As I am sure you are probably aware I am a huge advocate and supporter of global female-founded businesses. I am passionate about helping women who have a drive and ambition to do something with their lives more than merely exist. No one has it easy – ever! and I think when we realise that sooner rather than later, we work harder and it makes life easier.

Did you know? – ( I have the privilege of studying at a University right now, as an obviously very mature student! – Women were only allowed to graduate from Scottish universities after the passing of the Universities (Scotland) Act 1889. After this time, Scottish universities began to make arrangements for women to study and to graduate on the same terms as men.

“It is a grand thing to enter the very first British University ever opened to a woman, isn’t it?” Sophia Jex-Blake in a letter to her friend Lucy Sewall

Stephanie Kwolek – Invented KEVLAR- Although this invention from American chemist Stephanie Kwolek in 1965 was a happy accident, its discovery has helped prevent countless other harmful ones. This material, which is five times stronger than steel, is used in bicycle tyres, racing sails, body armour, frying pans, armoured cars, musical instruments, and building construction.

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Mary Elizabeth Anderson – was an American real estate developer, and inventor of the windshield wiper. she received a US patent for her windshield wiper design, which featured a lever-operated mechanism to move a rubber blade across the windshield. Anderson’s invention revolutionised vehicle safety and became a standard feature in cars worldwide.

Polish physicist Marie Curie – now a household name was just 44 years old, she had laid out a theory of radioactivity ( a term that she coined ), techniques for isolating radioactive isotopes, and the discovery of two elements, polonium and radium. She was the first person in history to win two Nobel Prizes and the only person to win twice in multiple sciences.

In 1843, Nancy Johnson from Philadelphia invented the Ice Cream maker – yay!! Go Nancy!

How thankful are we for Josephine Cochran? who invented the Dishwasher in 1886. Josephine had servants who kept on chipping her fine china so she invented a dishwasher to clean the dishes. It however was too expensive initially and sold mostly to hotels and restaurants.

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The Home Security System: Invented by Marie Van Brittan Brown in 1969 (as I write this I have just ordered my Ring door camera 10 minutes ago – do you have one? – let me know ). We are waiting for security cameras to be installed tomorrow to accompany our home security system after our recent intruder, say no more ( I’m going to keep it polite ).

Finally the pioneering the work of Joy Milne, a Scottish researcher and inventor. Milne is renowned for her discovery of a unique odour associated with Parkinson’s disease, which she detected in her husband years before his diagnosis. Inspired by her experiences, Milne collaborated with scientists to develop a diagnostic tool known as the “Parkinson’s Sniff Test,”

We are all truly amazing! some of us just don’t know it yet…….

Hey candle lovers! 

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