Female Math Pioneers: " Since Hypatia made her mark in ancient Alexandria, women have been changing the world with their contributions in mathematics. In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting highlight the contributions of nine of the ground breaking women who did their work despite some incredible obstacles."
During the Mexican Revolution, female soldiers known as soldaderas went into combat along with the men although they often faced abuse. One of the most well-known of the soldaderas was Petra Herrera, who disguised her gender and went by the name “Pedro Herrera”. As Pedro, she established her reputation by demonstrating exemplary leadership (and blowing up bridges) and was able to reveal her gender in time.