Off the top of your head, can you name two famous female inventors (living or dead)?
the actress Hedy Lamarr invented frequency hopping which serves as a purpose as modern spread communication spectrum technology such as Bluetooth, wi fi, and cordless phone technology. And Stephanie Kwolek invented Kevlar.
I read somewhere a woman invented the bulletproof vest, and I forgot what else. And I knew about Hedy Lamarr. AH, I had to Google it.. Mary Anderson invented the windshield wipers :)
Marie Curie is the only one I could think of off the top of my head. I fail.
Famous is the key word here. There have been plenty of female inventors, but none (as far as we know) that happened to be responsible for the most pivotal shifts in human technology.
Then again, women historically used their husbands as vehicles for their ideas, so it's possible more women were involved in these shifts behind the scenes.
Only one. As to not to spoil it, she had to do with radioactive materials.