Stories of past, present, and future women pioneers, scientists, scholars, and artists.
- 5 episodes
Jane Goodall braved a realm of unknowns to give the world a remarkable window into humankind’s closest living relatives.
When the future seems just around the corner, who can say who is the right person to grab it? Although the history of science and discovery has always favored the male gender, many women have also fearlessly ventured into the exciting unknown.
A modern tale of working mothers told through the eyes of the unlikeliest women. Set against the backdrop of national reconciliation, these two women represent a new generation helping to turn post-genocide Rwanda into one of the top ten fastest-growing economies in the world.
Discover the remarkable story of visionary countess, Ada Lovelace, who realized the full potential of Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine—a precursor to the modern computer. A prophet of the digital age, Lovelace published articles about the machine that contained several early “computer programs.”
Known as the First Lady of the World, Eleanor Roosevelt was a leader in her own right and involved in numerous humanitarian causes throughout her life. She was one of the most active first ladies in history and worked for political, racial and social justice.
In late Victorian England, women began to organize to gain the right to vote. The fight for women's suffrage lasted well into the early 20th Century.
- 4 episodes
Here is nature seen through the hearts, minds and eyes of the world’s greatest female cinematographers.
For decades, it was thought that ADHD primarily affected boys and men. But new research is revealing the stunning impact the disorder can have on women, leading to effective treatments for millions who may be suffering in silence.
Josephine de Beauharnais was Napoleon's Empress, his muse, and his great love. It is next to impossible to imagine him without her or her without him. Hundreds of letters, long thought to be lost, have allowed us to reveal the true life of the clandestine Empress.
Host Mo Rocca show us: The woman who used her grandmother’s tea to keep food from spoiling. The social worker who invented the phone charging purse. The scientist who took a balloon into the stratosphere. And, the new take on the age old butter churner.
An inspiring social impact film about the issues and obstructions that hold women back from their aspirations to be aviators. Real-life stories and frank commentary leave viewers clearly seeing the specific problems that confront so many, and will likely inspire and motivate many to act.
- 1h 32m
Widely regarded as the first woman of African American descent to have a pilot’s license, Bessie Coleman soared across the sky. Her goal was to encourage women and African Americans to reach their dreams. Unfortunately, her career ended with a tragic plane crash, but her legacy lives on.
- 6 episodes
WW2. The British Royal Navy turn to a retired wargamer and an unlikely group of young women to develop tactics and sink the German U-boats.
- 6 episodes
Dr. Jane Goodall and her staff prepare to reintroduce a special group of rescued and rehabilitated chimpanzees to the wild.