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"Power Women"

Updated: Feb 22, 2019

2-4 minutes, narrated, 12 animated videos - unknown facts about powerful women


The goal is to shine light on women, that have not been given deserved attention for their contribution to society, science, community building or economy. Often women have worked in the shadow of men and now is the time to uncover some of their hidden accomplishments.


As a pilot for this series, we animated the story of Madam C.J. Walker, who despite all odds became successful and one of the first self-made female millionaires in the United States!


Here is her story:


Another woman in the series is for example Hedi Lamarr, who was best known for her carrier as an actress, but who also came up with some groundbreaking discoveries and inventions.



HEDI LAMARR

Hedy Lamarr was a glamorous and famous film actress. She was also a brilliant inventor who co-patented the concept of "frequency-hopping" that is now the basis for the technology (spread spectrum radio systems) that makes cell phones and wireless networking systems possible?


Once named the "most beautiful woman in the world," Lamarr and her friend and well known composer George Antheil, co-patented what they dubbed a “Secret Communication System.”



There are contemporary, historical, known and unknown examples of women that find a place in our series. Historical women examples:


03. Nellie Bly, investigative journalist and world traveller

04. Marie Curie, first woman to win the Nobel Prize twice!! Many people would know her name, but not what she does!

05. Las Mariposas, Domenican- republic activists that helped overthrow a violent regime

06. Anne Therese Marquenat de Corcelles, inventor of literary salons and women rights activist

07. Empress Xi Ling Shi (800 BC): inventor of silk and first sericulturist

08. Sojourner Truth, activist and abolitionist

09. Josephine Baker: activist, resistance fighter during WWII, singer, dancer

10. Fatima Al-Fihri (800 AD), Founder of the Qaraounyine University, the first University in the world, a center for advanced learning for muslims and non-muslims, still existing today

11. Emmy Noether (1882-1935) Mathematician. Her theorem is the backbone of modern Math. She pioneered a conceptual approach to algebra that led to principles that connect algebra, topology, logic.

12. Naziq al-Abid, Syrian aristocrat-turned-activist

13. Agnodice, pioneering gynecologist around 350 BCE in Athens, maybe not a historical figure

14. Camille Claudel, French artist

15. Mae Jemison, astronaut

16. Ada Lovelace, first computer programmer

Hedi Lamarr and frequency hopping radio waves - explained

For social media animations, stories cannot be too complicated, complex, or subtle, but deep enough to reveal details that are mysterious, astonishing, amazing. It is important to display captions, as not everyone listens to audio. We prepare videos in square, vertical and horizontal for all media requirements.


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