Refilwe Ledwaba, born and bred in Lenyenye, a semi-rural township in the Limpopo province of South Africa, found herself at her wits’ end when she could not pursue a career in science due to outstanding university fees. By breaking cultural and social barriers in aviation at the grassroot level, Ledwaba aspires to make aviation a norm for women through the Girls Fly Programme in Africa foundation.
Octavia Estelle Butler was born on June 22, 1947. She received a MacArthur “Genius” Grant and PEN West Lifetime Achievement Award. NASA named the landing site of the agency’s Perseverance rover “Octavia E. Butler Landing,” after the science fiction author Octavia E. Butler. Read Octavia E. Butler Biography.
Candi Staton (Canzata Maria Staton), born 13 March 1940, an American singer–songwriter, best known in the United States for her 1970 remake of Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your Man” and her 1976 disco chart-topper “Young Hearts Run Free”.
Candi Staton: “I am so blessed and thankful. There are so many of my peers that are not here to see something like this happen to them.” Here’s Candi Station Biography and Profile.