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Illinois Tech Library Guides

Diversity & Inclusion

Campus Resources and Student Organizations

Famous Women Who Graduated From Illinois Tech

  • Gloria Ray Karlmark was a member of the Little Rock Nine, the nine African American students who desegregated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. She worked as a systems analyst and technical for Nordic Laboratory in Stockholm, Sweden 
  • Lina Nilsson was the co-founder of Tekla Labs and was in the MIT Technology Review 35 Under 35.
  • Susan Solomon was a senior scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, she was the first person to explain manmade chlorofluocarbons were destroying the ozone layer and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences at age 36. She was named one of Time's Top 100 Most Influential People in 2008. 
  • Phyllis Lambert was a famous Canadian architect and philanthropist. 
  • Dorothea Brande was a writer and associate editor of the American Review. 

Topic: Suffrage

Understand more about how women gained the right to vote in America.

Topic: Reproductive Rights

Learn about the ways in which women impacted reproductive rights for women in America.

Topic: Equal Pay

Learn more about the pay gap between men and women and what women are doing to impact equal pay for equal work.

What is Feminism?

So what exactly is feminism? See the links below for some definitions.

How about Women's Studies?

What is women's studies? Click on the links below for a quick overview on the topic.

Recommended Websites

Recommended Women's Studies Journals