Ethel Ayres Purdie was the first woman to be accepted into a British professional accounting body.
Henrietta Muller set up the first newspaper owned, written, edited and printed by women
Louise Jopling's School of Art expanded her own horizons as well as those of her pupils.
Lena Ashwell's belief in the power of theatre took her to the battlefields of France and the swimming pools of East London.
Shareholder meetings were more lively when Louisa Thomson Price turned up