March 8, is International Day of the Woman for 2021. I continue to
consider the challenge that I heard offered lots of years ago concerning
women in the art world, Name FIVE.
Each of us who cares about mathematics should be able to name at least five
women who made important contributions to the field. A wonderful
resource is this website "Biographies of Women Mathematicians" -- maintained by Larry Riddle of Agnes Scott College that tells of the important lives of math women.
Emmy Noether's abstract axiomatic view
changed the face of algebra.
She helped us think in simple terms
that flowered in their generality.