According to Merriam-Webster, to have courage is to have mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty. The women highlighted in this volume exemplified great courage, often in a less-than-supportive environment. Their life work in science, medicine, the arts, education, research, evangelism, and government drastically improved the lives of people in their day and for generations to come.
May this book inspire us to use our God-given interests, gifts, and talents in a greater way to serve humanity and to glorify our great God. May we see obstacles as opportunities to courageously persevere and lead lives of purpose and great influence.