This week's ZV Beauty of the Week is Elizabeth Garrett Anderson.
Born in 1836, she was the very first woman in Britain to do so many things! She was the first woman to be certified as a physician and surgeon, co-founder of the first hospital staffed by women for women, the first female dean of a medical school, the first woman to be elected to the school board AND later the first woman to be elected as mayor and as a magistrate! In addition, Elizabeth was a suffragist and fought battles for women's rights on just about every front you can imagine. My favorite thing about her though is that she was best known in her time as "a woman of indomitable will who did not suffer fools gladly.".
Elizabeth Garret Anderson...Here's to being first and paving the way for so many brilliant women who have followed in your mighty footsteps and who still refuse to suffer fools gladly!