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Unknown Pioneers – the inspiring story of the Rocket Girls

Unknown Pioneers – the inspiring story of the Rocket Girls

The Rocket Girls were created as human calculators to support scientists as part of the American space programme. They differed from their colleagues not only in terms of their gender, but also their skin colour – not exactly a minor issue in the USA of the 1950s. Nevertheless, women like Katherine Johnson managed to have impressive careers.

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  • Christian Vetterlein
Bertha Benz – the inspirational woman who paved the way for the automotive industry © Daimler.com

Bertha Benz – the inspirational woman who paved the way for the automotive industry

Her spectacular endurance journey, all the way from Mannheim to Pforzheim, not only helped the automobile to achieve a breakthrough: it made the entire process of innovation possible thanks to her courage, determination and idealism. Without her gift for business and her support, her husband, Carl Benz, would probably never have achieved the social and economic rewards that his invention brought him.

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  • Melanie Wolf
Geraldine Mock – The housewife who flew around the world

Geraldine Mock – The housewife who flew around the world

She was more than “just” a flying housewife – which was how the newspapers labelled Geraldine Mock in 1964 after flying solo around the world. Nevertheless, she wore the label with pride since her motto was “don’t let others put you off pursuing your dreams”. She lived up to that and remains an inspiration for strong women in aviation and space travel up until today.

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  • Franziska Hamann
Amelia Earhart – an inspiration to generations of strong women

Amelia Earhart – an inspiration to generations of strong women

A girl from Kansas who overcame all the barriers she faced through the power of her imagination and her personal strength, turning her dreams of exploring the great unknown into reality. While the story might sound like the Wizard of Oz, the aviation pioneer, Amelia Earhart, made it happen. Even today, she inspires generations of women who are fighting for equality, both on the ground and in the air.