Hilda Hewlett was the first woman in Britain to get her pilot's licence but it is for making planes as well as flying them that she should be known.
Lena Ashwell's belief in the power of theatre took her to the battlefields of France and the swimming pools of East London.
The queen of cut-outs, Lotte Reiniger's influence on film-making can still be felt today
Did marriage always mean taking your husband's name? Not for some Victorian women..
Women were only allowed onto the floor of the London Stock Exchange in 1973, nearly 90 years after Amy Bell started work as a stockbroker.