The Intersection of the Zeitgeist and Common Personal Factors that Allowed the Rise of Three Women: Maria Montessori, Beatrix Potter, and Marie Curie

Cynthia Christine Hopkins Cykert, Salve Regina University

Abstract

Throughout history women have faced obstacles to success. Maria Montessori, Beatrix Potter, and Marie Curie overcame barriers in the late nineteenth century helped by the emerging women's movement, as well as, improved communication, transportation, and industrialization. The common circumstances of their individual lives in their education, relationships, and personal characteristics contributed to their accomplishments. These women achieved significance and attained lasting influence. The purpose of this work is to analyze the interplay of the factors through qualitative research of personal and cultural factors impacting their successes. The implications for women today lie in seeking to uncover those factors in order for them to follow the same opportunities for success. ^

Subject Area

Women's studies

Recommended Citation

Cykert, Cynthia Christine Hopkins, "The Intersection of the Zeitgeist and Common Personal Factors that Allowed the Rise of Three Women: Maria Montessori, Beatrix Potter, and Marie Curie" (2018). Doctoral Dissertations. AAI10841260.
https://digitalcommons.salve.edu/dissertations/AAI10841260

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