Audrey Cohen founded both a college and an organization to create paraprofessional jobs based on her belief that learning is a lifelong activity and that students learn best when they can apply their knowledge in the world.
Anna Pavitt Boudin defied expectations throughout her career, both as one of the first women dentists in America and as the founder and president of the Women’s American ORT, one of the largest Jewish women’s organizations in America.
Madeline Borg dedicated her career to giving children second chances—through studying juvenile delinquency, working with child welfare and probation associations, and by founding the Big Sister movement.
Dorothy Lehman Bernhard made great contributions to the causes that were dearest to her, including child welfare, the arts, and the Jewish community, both by overseeing more than thirty organizations and, more directly, by becoming a foster parent.
A modernist composer who experimented with dissonance, serialism, and complex harmonies, Marion Eugénie Bauer also made strides for women through her musical scholarship that revived interest in female composers.
Torch singer Belle Baker’s resonant voice made her the first choice of many composers to debut their songs, introducing 163 songs to the public over the course of her career on stage and in recordings.