Nobel Prize-Winning Women
Inspired by Elinor Ostrom, who recently became the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, findingDulcinea recognizes female Nobel Prize winners. Read biographies and news stories celebrating their incredible lives and accomplishments.
Wangari Muta Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Winner
September 27, 2011
In 2004, Wangari Muta Maathai became the first African Woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Maathai is known as the founder of the “Green Belt Movement” to reforest Africa.
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