10 amazing Canadian women whose stories you need to know

Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery may be household name, but what about suffragette Carrie Derick or civil rights champion Viola Desmond? Here is a handful of lesser-known historical heroines who should all be recognized.

Women have played a large role in shaping the fabric of Canada, but don’t always get the recognition they deserve. From Doris Anderson, Chatelaine‘s longest serving editor-in-chief who was responsible for getting women’s rights included in Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms to Harriet Brooks, the first woman to earn a Master’s degree from McGill and one of the great, founding minds of the field of nuclear science, here are 10 women you need to know about.

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