History often credits men who were leaders and forerunners. In this course we will look at important women of history, because without their contributions our present would be very different. Women have mostly been overlooked in their inventions, contributions and roles. Some of these women have been credited but most others have been uncredited, overlooked or forgotten.
The consequences of this are up for discussion. Throughout history there has been a clear divide in the roles that men and women have been given by society. These gendered ideas are still at play in certain societies, cultures and communities today.
In other words, there is a tendency to overlook and underestimate women and their abilities and capabilities and therefore put focus on men. By remembering and highlighting women of history, we can make progress towards equality.