Dame Nellie Melba. Born Helen Mitchell in Melbourne, Australia (she took her stage name from the city), she rose to become a fixture at London's Covent Garden and other great international houses for three-plus decades until her retirement in 1926
EDITH COWAN (from Australia, lost her mother to childbirth when she was 7, lost her father who executed for killing his second wife when she was 15, as an adult help women get the vote in her country, led organizations to help children and prostitutes, became Australia's first female member of parliament when she was 59, there advocated for working women and for sex education)
Dr Catherine Hamlin: 1958 obstetrician, gynaecologist & midwifery school In Ethiopia. Hamlin witnessed obstetric fistula. In Ethiopia it lead to women being outcast from society, living in excruciating pain. Many cases arrived so she created a hospital dedicated restoring women’s lives. Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital gives womens lives back, they travel from around the country to visit. Hamlin never returned home full-time, at age 89 she still operates & works in the hospital.