Between the wars, Edith Beesley carved out a career as the Queen of Insurance.
How did the First World War affect the lives of working women? And how were their contributions recognised?
Affordable accommodation is not just a 21st century concern: it was an issue for Victorian women entering the workforce.
Viscountess Rhondda was in an unusually influential position in the first half of the century and used her power for good.
Beatrice Gordon Holmes was a self-made millionaire and quite a girl.
Beatrice Headlam is said to have played a small part in Oscar Wilde making bail. Who was she and whatever happened to her..?
Women have a long history of establishing and using their networks to get things done.