In celebration of International Women’s Day 2019, Geography Cat would like to introduce you to some amazing women geographers who you may not know. Please add your own suggestions in the comments box at the foot of this page.
Zonia Baber (1862-1955)
“…The public may be brought to understand the importance of geography.”
Zonia Baber; geographer, explorer, teacher, activist, geologist
- Leila McNeill writing for The Smithsonian in January 2018
- Dana Hunter writing for The Rosetta Stones Blog in March 2013
Ruth Wilson Gilmore (born 1950)
“If it takes a village to raise a child, it certainly takes a movement to undo an occupation.”
Read an interview with her here (Clément Petitjean)
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Zonia Bader was a fascinating character who perceived the world with a ‘big picture’ and ‘can do’ attitude. I loved the analogy of ‘cookie cutter’ approach to education; a mould she was determined to break. Another woman who springs to mind was Mary Leakey the Scientist, Anthropologist, Academic and Illustrator (1913–1996). https://www.biography.com/people/mary-leakey-9376051
Absolutely! The only reason GC didn’t mention Mary Leakey is that he thought she is already fairly well known 🐾
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