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Entrepreneur

Cynthia Freeman

Cynthia Freeman came to writing in middle age, using the romances and adventures of her characters to escape the pain of her own life.

Tatyana Grosman

Tatyana Grosman helped make American printmaking a respected medium through Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), the studio and publishing house she founded in 1957.

Jean Gordon

Already a successful businesswoman who had created a popular textile company, Jean Gordon launched a remarkable second career as the owner and publisher of Dance Magazine.

Ruth Lewis Farkas

Ruth Lewis Farkas’s remarkable and varied career ranged from creating a retail chain that survived the Great Depression to teaching sociology to running international education initiatives.

Sara N. Evans

Sara Nachamson Evans led the Jewish community of Durham both directly, as president of Hadassah, and by example, rescuing Jews from the Holocaust.

Marcy Syms

Marcy Syms became one of the youngest female presidents of a New York Stock Exchange-traded company when her family’s business, Syms Corp., went public in 1983.

Maya Deren

Maya Deren became one of the most important avant-garde filmmakers of her time for her use of experimental editing techniques and her fascination with ecstatic religious dances.

Jo Copeland

Starting her career at a time when American fashion slavishly copied Paris designs, Jo Copeland created glamorous outfits that were uniquely American.

Elaine Lustig Cohen

Elaine Lustig Cohen was at the forefront of graphic design and marketing with her modernist combinations of typography and photomontage.

Hattie Carnegie

Hattie Carnegie was a leader in American fashion for three decades, designing clothes with a blend of simplicity and elegance.

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