Game designer Jane McGonigal creates games that address real-world problems including poverty, hunger and climate change.
Marion Donovan’s frustration at constantly having to change and wash her children’s soiled diapers, bed sheets and clothes resulted in the first disposable diaper.
As filmmaker Alexandra Dean deftly examines in her documentary “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story,” the combination of looks and intelligence can be devastating.
In 1903, Elizabeth Magie filed a patent for The Landlord’s Game. The game had two sets of rules: one where players were rewarded when they bought up property and destroyed the competition, and one where players created shared wealth.
A female inventor and environmentalist, Mary Walton helped tame pollution during the Industrial Revolution.