We love to celebrate genius women here at mental_floss, and while we can't possibly fit them all (or their achievements) into a single post, here are just a few highlights from our Instagram account. Cheers to the powerful women of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

1. JULIA CHILD

 

2. ADA LOVELACE

3. BIDDY MASON

4. SUSAN B. ANTHONY

5. GEORGIA O'KEEFFE

6. BEATRIX POTTER

7. MAYA ANGELOU

8. HATTIE WYATT CARAWAY

9. MARY ANNING

10. SUZANNE COLLINS

11. ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

12. ELIZABETH JENNINGS GRAHAM

13. MARGARET THATCHER

14. BETTY WHITE

15. HARPER LEE

92Y’s “7 Days of Genius” is a global conversation on the power of genius to make a positive impact on the world. From March 5 to 12, mental_floss joins 92Y in highlighting many women whose contributions to society—whether in business, science or the arts—are nothing short of genius.


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