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Virgínia Quaresma

Virgínia Sofia Guerra Quaresma, the first woman to pursue professional journalism in Portugal, was a lesbian, feminist, and advocate for gender equality. She brought attention to violence against women through her coverage of a murder case in Brazil. Quaresma relocated to Brazil in the 1930s but continued to travel internationally advocating for women’s rights. She was honored with a street renaming in Lisbon and a stamp bearing her likeness in 2010.

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Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo

Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo defied societal expectations in Portugal to become the country’s first and only woman to serve as Prime Minister. Born in 1930, Pintasilgo overcame limited opportunities and challenges to make a significant impact in both the political and scientific realms. Her determination, intelligence, and commitment to social progress continue to inspire women to break barriers and pursue their passions.

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Branca Edmée Marques

Branca Edmée Marques de Sousa Torres, a prominent Portuguese specialist in nuclear technology, obtained her doctorate in Paris under the guidance of Marie Curie. She founded the Radiochemistry Laboratory in Lisbon and conducted groundbreaking research for over three decades. Branca’s expertise and dedication made her a leading figure in Portuguese radiochemistry.

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Carolina Beatriz Ângelo

Carolina Beatriz Ângelo was a Portuguese physician and advocate for women’s rights and suffrage. She made history as the first woman to vote in Portugal, challenging societal norms and paving the way for gender equality. Despite obstacles and discrimination, she became a respected physician and dedicated her life to fighting for women’s empowerment. Her courageous act of voting continues to inspire women worldwide.

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Maria Lamas

Maria Lamas (6 October 1893 – 6 December 1983) was a Portuguese writer, translator, journalist, and feminist political activist. She played a significant role in advocating for women’s rights in Portugal during the 20th century and made notable contributions to Portuguese literature. Her life and work were marked by a dedication to social justice and a commitment to challenging traditional gender norms.

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Ticha Penicheiro

Patrícia “Ticha” Nunes Penicheiro is a Portuguese sports agent and former basketball player. She played for the Sacramento Monarchs in the WNBA and was known as one of the best point guards of all time in women’s basketball. She had an impressive college career at Old Dominion University and went on to have a successful professional career, earning numerous accolades and a place in the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

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