STEM women leaders

Amy Johnson, Boudicca & Jael

Amy Johnson was a pioneering British aviator who was the first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia. She set numerous long-distance records during the 1930s. She flew in the Second World War as a part of the Air Transport Auxiliary and died during a ferry flight.

Boudica or Boudicca Latinised as Boadicea or Boudicea and known in Welsh as Buddug was a queen of the British Celtic Iceni tribe who led an uprising against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire in AD 60 or 61, and died shortly after its failure.

Jael or Yael is a woman mentioned in the Book of Judges in the Hebrew Bible, she is the heroine who killed Sisera to deliver Israel from the troops of King Jabin.

This weeks Illustrated Women in History were submitted by Beth Aulton and are featured in the Illustrated Women in History III zine. Limited copies are still available on Etsy!

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