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If you’ve ever used a computer (Grace Hopper), played a game of Monopoly (Elizabeth Magie), or enjoyed a hand-churned scoop of ice cream (Nancy Johnson), you know that women hold a crucial place in conversations on invention and ingenuity.

Amidst a multitude of contemporary intersectional movements for women’s equality and recognition, the Cooper Library January Display aims to pay homage to the many contributions by women to U.S. and world history.

Throughout January, grab a book or movie and dive deep into the rich history of the women who worked as catalysts and game-changers for some of the world’s greatest advancements.