First female Biology graduate from MIT, the second to graduate from that prestigious school. She aided in the women's rights struggle in many ways. Notably, the effort to provide women with birth control.
She worked closely with Margaret Sanger, and smuggled diaphragms in the ruffles of her clothes, from Europe into New York.
She also provided almost all the funding necessary to develop the pill.
An amazing woman. I can't believe I first heard of her yesterday.
That I must admit is a new name to me, sadly there isn't even a Wiki page for her and Stanford has none of the memorial lectures posted. From the little I've found she does indeed seem an amazing woman.