Marie Curie (1867 – 1934) – Polish / French scientist. Curie was the first women to receive the Nobel Prize and the first person to win the Nobel Prize for two separate categories. Her first award was for research into radioactivity (Physics 1903). Her second Nobel prize was for Chemistry in 1911. A few years later she also helped develop the first X ray machines.
Joan Robinson (1903 - 1983) | British economist Joan Robinson was one of the most famous women economists that the world has ever seen. She started off as a supporter of neoclassical economics, but eventually shifted bases to post-Keynesian economics. Robinson was best known for her knowledge about monetary economics and contributions to economic theory.
The Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina is one of the most prominent Africans to come out as gay. “I’m extremely optimistic about rapid transformation and change of things in Africa in general,” Mr. Wainaina said. “It’s set off. It cannot stop. It’s going to be turbulent. There’ll be dark bits and there’ll be bright bits, but it’s a speed train.”