Quotation by Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve

If we could produce one or two more Madame Curies, that would accomplish far more for the advancement of women than any amount of agitation, argument and legislation.
Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve (1877–1965), U.S. educator. Many a Good Crusade, part 1 (1954).

Gildersleeve was Dean of Barnard College, an elite institution for women, in New York City. Mme. Marie Curie (1867-1934) was a Polish scientist and co-discoverer of radium. She won two Nobel Prizes—in 1903 for physics, and in 1911 for chemistry. Her daughter, Irene Curie-Joliot, also won a Nobel Prize: in 1935, for chemistry.
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